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Ghanaians, Americans to Join in Online Graduate Program

Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement has developed a new master of science in leadership with a concentration in global leadership that will be offered in partnership with the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) in Accra, Ghana.

This is the first direct partnership between Duquesne and an institution in Ghana as well as the first American partnership for IPS.

This online graduate degree program is designed for those working in or interested in working in international corporations, government, embassies and non-governmental organizations. The program’s goal is to develop globally conscious leaders who understand the impact of their actions and decisions upon their own regions as well as upon other nations.

The program reflects these relationships, allowing Duquesne University students and Ghanaian students at IPS to participate in online courses together.

“Economic difficulties, environmental concerns, poverty and human rights are all issues that cut across national boundaries, affecting individuals and populations alike, all around the world,” said Dr. Dorothy Bassett, dean of Duquesne’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement. “The opportunity to interact with students in other countries will provide an even deeper level of understanding for all of the students. We are in partnership discussions with additional international universities, which will further broaden the scope and impact of this program.”

The curriculum will focus on several main areas: skills for cross-cultural interaction, knowledge of critical global issue and international leadership skills.  The highly interactive courses will include human rights and social justice, leading international teams, ethical governance, global environmental issues and understanding the global economy.

“With growing global markets and an interconnected world, the need is rising for leaders who understand worldwide issues and can determine the implications of their decisions for their locale and around the planet,” said Goski Alabi, dean of IPS. “By working collaboratively, our students and their American counterparts will learn how to better benefit all global citizens.”

Applications are now being accepted for the program, which begins in late August. For details, visit the program Web site at www.leadership.duq.edu/msgl or call 1.800.283.3853.

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