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Inside our Master of Science in Leadership: Faculty and Winter classes

Remember when it was normal to work in the same job for 20+ years? That just isn’t our reality today. When you don’t plant roots at an organization for the long-term, sometimes it can be challenging to emerge as the leader that you want to be. This is just one reason why a master of science in leadership is valuable. By learning about organizational relationships, leadership models, project management, and change management, you’ll be able to serve as a leader wherever you land. What Mark...
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What is Project Management? And What Does a Project Manager Do?

The demand for project managers is growing throughout many industries: healthcare, finance, IT, etc. It's great to know that there is a major need for project managers, but what does a project manager actually do? What does a project manager do? A project manager handles all these aspects of the project. From getting issues resolved and getting problems out of the way of the project team. They don't only focus on the goal, but the process to get to that end goal. People often confuse daily work...
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Masters in Project Management student creates Resource Guide for Veterans

In front of an audience filled with Graduate Studies faculty, alumni, loved ones, and Granite State College staff, six graduate students presented their M.S. Capstone presentations. The students represented diverse industries, including education, marketing, nonprofit, public service, and entrepreneurial startups. Among these students was Grisel, who is pursuing her masters in Project Management. Grisel's capstone chronicled her experience creating a guide with community resources to help...
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A look at the impact of our master degree programs in NH and beyond!

They’re protecting the natural resources in your neighborhood. They’re finding the right leadership prescription for today’s every-changing healthcare industry. They’re community champions who help connect young people to leadership opportunities. These are the students in our graduate programs and this is how they are making an impact in New Hampshire and beyond! Last week, the College community got to experience this impact when more than a dozen graduate students shared their Project...
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Granite Grad Uses Master's of Science in Leadership Degree to Inspire

  Siddartha's inspiration comes from helping others. For more than ten years, he worked for the New Hampshire National Guard: My whole career in the military has been about serving people in one way or another. When thinking about his personal and professional goals, he knew that a master's degree was a necessity. When choosing a graduate program, I originally considered social work, but I couldn't pay for it using my military benefits. The programs I was finding just seemed too "heavy" with...
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A Closer Look at the Origins of our On Campus and Online Master's Degrees

Shelia's employer strongly encouraged her to further her education to strengthen as a manager. Rob Fishwick, a respiratory therapist at a local hospital, wants to be part of the solution to the complex, evolving issues surrounding health care. Elizabeth Lathrop was excited to expand her professional portfolio and she found it invigorating to be back in the classroom. It’s the classic Granite State College student story: “I need a degree to get ahead.” What makes Shelia, Rob, and Elizabeth...
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Choosing a graduate program: what they don’t tell you

Think about purchasing a home lt’s an enormous investment and when you’re in the market, you invest a lot of yourself in that search. You chat with friends and family who have recently gone through the experience. You can do a ton of research online. You can even download apps that will show you listings that fit your exact criteria. On top of that, you can get a real estate agent who you trust and will work hard to find your dream home. Now think about enrolling for a master’s degree. It’s not...
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Is a master’s degree worth it?

For the past few years, there have been countless headlines about student loan debt, especially in New Hampshire where the state has topped lists ranking the highest levels of student debt in the country. It’s an important issue that potential students need to consider and an important issue that College’s need to respond. If undergraduate loan debt is a factor, how can you consider a master’s degree? Should you even try? Any potential graduate student needs to deeply examine if a master’s can...
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Meet Elizabeth | Milford, NH

Enhancing your leadership qualities can permeate all the other aspects of your life. Elizabeth from Milford, NH, is the perfect example. Along her journey, Elizabeth developed effective leadership practices that not only advanced her own goals, she applied what she learned to build and support leadership within her community. In the end, this gave her a rich experience that offered academic, personal, and professional fulfillment. Academic Fulfillment Elizabeth was interested in a graduate...
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