The organizational conflict resolution minor equips students with the skills and understanding to navigate and resolve corporate/enterprise conflicts by using managerial, conflict resolution, and social justice lenses. This inter-disciplinary program combines concepts of conflict management, corporate governance, leadership development and organizational behavior with approaches to collaborative problem solving, the impact of culture and identity, and conflict sensitive assessments. This minor provides students an in-depth understanding of complex social and organizational problems that expands existing pathways within the business and conflict resolution fields. Combining these needed skills opens career opportunities in the broader consulting and managerial fields that focus on social entrepreneurship, community investment, community engagement and stakeholder relations, and social impact marketing. 


Advisors help students create a course of study that meets their interests and career goals. All majors and minors are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor from the School who will help students develop and follow a coherent plan of study and complete the degree in a timely manner.


At least eight credits of the minor courses must be unique to the Organizational Conflict Resolution Minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, certificate, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors

Banner Code: ORGC

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Core Courses

Select three (3) of the following courses:9
Conflict Resolution Techniques and Practice
Community, Group, and Organizational Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Principles of Management
Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills
Total Credits9


Select two (2) of the following courses:6
Interpersonal Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Dialogue and Difference
Community Engagement and Collaborative Problem Solving
Mediating Conflict
Sustainable and ESG Investments
Ethics and Leadership
Leadership in a Changing Environment
Organizational Behavior (Mason Core)
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Diversity in Organizations
The Legal Environment for Employee and Labor Relations
Cross Cultural and Global Management
Negotiations in Organizations
Total Credits6