International Mediation and Conflict Resolution Program

Online Master's in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution: International Negotiations and Conflict Resolution

International conflicts often arise due to differences in practices, cultural norms, customs, and beliefs. In the humanitarian, political, and military context, misunderstandings can have dire results. In the business context, they can translate to failed ventures, cost overruns, and lost productivity. Considering all that’s at stake for the parties involved in an international conflict, it is absolutely critical that the men and women overseeing negotiations are experts in conflict management and trained to apply ADR methods on a global scale. Creighton University can teach you how to turn your passion for helping others into a rewarding career in the field of international conflict resolution.

The International Negotiations and Conflict Resolution concentration helps you identify appropriate ways of interacting with other cultures and building teamwork to not only resolve conflicts but to proactively identify potential areas of collaboration. Drawing from international law, anthropology, political science, and business, you'll learn to keep a global perspective and a sense of our growing interconnectedness in your approach to conflict management. In addition to resolving international conflicts through peace agreements, you will also learn how to prevent conflict by facilitating dialogue between parties during meetings and/or negotiations.

If you're a business professional with offices and facilities in other countries, the head of an international charity or aid organization, a political figure with international responsibilities, or a member of the military charged with peacekeeping, the International Negotiations and Conflict Resolution concentration can be a valuable tool to reach out to other cultures. This concentration can also be helpful for those interested in working for international dispute resolution organizations such as:

  • Amnesty International
  • The Carter Center
  • The Center for International Policy
  • The International Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • The International Stability Operations Association
  • United States Institute for Peace
  • United Nations

Find out more: call us toll-free at 866.717.6365 to speak with an Admissions Representative or request more information.