Master in Management students are engaged in a field experience throughout their academic studies. The field experience may take several forms: internship with community organization, graduate assistant-ship, or a job with management and/or leadership responsibilities. Throughout the duration of the field experience, there will be academic requirements for each graduate to attain in order to complete the pre-requisite knowledge and skills for admission into the capstone course (GRAD 686 Field Experience Capstone).
The foundation of the Field Experience comes from the standards defined by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Specifically, the standards address the domains of 1) knowledge acquisition, integration, construction, and application, 2) cognitive complexity, 3) intrapersonal development, 4) interpersonal competence, 5) humanitarianism and civic engagement, and 6) practical competence. A successful graduate student must demonstrate competencies in all 6 domains before they enter the capstone course.
Each student will be assigned an academic advisor who will serve as a guiding mentor throughout the field experience to ensure the graduate is ready for their capstone.