Certificate in Conflict Management 

Disputes are bound to happen in professional settings and in our personal lives. Negotiation, conflict resolution and collaboration skills are highly valued – and greatly needed – in today’s workplace. In fact, conflict resolution-related positions are expected to grow faster than the average occupation, according to the Department of Labor. It’s a market that demands skilled professionals to be qualified with a conflict management certification.

In ACU Online's graduate Certificate in Conflict Management program you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to help you manage conflict effectively and professionally, in the classroom and boardroom while fostering relationships and successfully moving parties to agreement. Coursework toward this graduate certificate will, in most cases, be applicable to the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation should you decide to pursue a graduate degree.

Ready to be a part of this life-changing profession? Earn your conflict resolution certificate online. Contact ACU today to learn more about taking conflict resolution courses online.

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What outcomes can you expect from your conflict resolution certificate?

  • Facilitator
  • Ombudsman
  • Mediator
  • Government
  • Law Enforcement
  • Added value in leadership in any career

In addition to the required coursework, choose two from the list below:

  • Managing Conflict in the Workplace
  • Managing Conflict in the Schools
  • Conflict Resolution in the Church
  • Conflict Management Systems Design
  • Advanced Mediation: Marital Disputes
  • Identity, Culture, and Conflict
  • Dispute Resolution and the Legal System
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Degree Highlights


Credit hours: 15

Program length: 12 months

Example Coursework

CONR 606 Theory 1

CONR 603 Negotiation

CONR 604 Mediation

CONR 690 Residency


School of Professional Studies

Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021

Admission Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Transcripts from accredited undergraduate university
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted for lower GPA's
  • Current Resume

See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here.
For a comprehensive list of admission requirements please contact a Graduate Advisor.