The MGSM curriculum focuses on contect critical to student success, with real-world applications that can be put to use immediately.
Through strategic initiatives, MGSM increases the quality of graduate students' learning experiences.
Robert Morris Universityís ICenter allows students to work as a consultants with real clients in an authentic work environment all while earning credentials, credit towards their degree and valuable work experience. In ICenter Projects, students can take initiative, make decisions and be accountable for results in a creative and supportive environment while working on projects that have meaning for what they want to do professionally. The ICenter is an institutional division at RMU, encompassing all campuses and all Schools of Study. Students from several different campuses and programs may work on the same ICenter Project. In fact, thatís encouraged. An ideal ICenter Project is multi-layered and involves multiple disciplines.
To learn more about current and future ICenter Projects, please visit the ICenter Project Board page.
LiveText is an electronic assessment and portfolio system that has been adopted by over 400 universities across the country, including the majority of public universities in Illinois, and now by the MGSM. All graduate courses include the use of LiveText for organizing students' personal assessment feedback, as well as students' personal electronic portfolios.
LiveText will provides students with the following benefits:
- Enhanced organization and productivity
- Tools for collaboration
- Detailed feedback on individual progress from your instructors, peers, and business leaders
- Access to digital resources
- Opportunity to create a personalized electronic portfolio
- Portability of students' data, professional portfolios, and work samples with worldwide access even after graduating
All students enrolled in the MGSM must purchase LiveText prior to starting in graduate school. Training opportunities and ongoing support for students, faculty and staff regarding the use of LiveText will be provided by the MGSM. The MGSM is confident that the technology and features of LiveText will allow us to continuously improve our programs and will also support our students' growth as well-prepared professionals.
The Leadership Forum is a unique feature of the MGSM. Recognized leaders in their fields speak to students in an interactive, open-forum format. Integrated into the core curriculum, these forums cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the graduate programs.
In addition to creating an extraordinary learning opportunity, the Leadership Forum gives students the opportunity to network with industry leaders and allows them to experience first-hand what great leadership is all about.
Great communication is the foundation for success in any business. MGSM recognizes how important communication is and holds communication improvement as one of the objectives of our programs. All students in the MGSM are required to take a communication class which allows them to hone in on their writing, speaking and ethical decision making abilities while also thinking critically about problems.
Although students take this class as part of their curriculum, the faculty of MGSM realizes that communication is a skill that needs to be nurtured and developed over time. In recognition of this, we offer our students the option of writing consultancy throughout their program. Students have the ability to meet one-on-one with an instructor that specializes in communication to assist them in constantly improving their writing and communication abilities.
Contact a graduate academic advisor for more information about Writing Consultancy.