School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Importance of Graduate StudiesPost-baccalaureate work, whether culminating in a certificate or a master’s degree, enables you to pursue an area in greater depth than that afforded at the undergraduate level. Or, graduate studies also make it possible for you to change directions and craft a new portfolio of professional skills and academic credentials.
In Graduate School, you will focus on an academic area of choice in a more rigorous and specialized way than you ever have before. You can acquire more advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate your expertise to an employer or to a particular organization or entity that may be in a position, either now or down the road, to evaluate your suitability for advancement.
While graduate classes through Park teach important theoretical foundations, they are tailored to the practical needs of leaders in business and management. In additional to the specific professional content and leadership skills unique to each area, all programs focus on preparing students to think critically and communicate effectively.
Graduate coursework at Park will have a direct impact on what you need to know today but, more important, equip you with strategic thinking and planning skills so you can adapt to changes in the world that we can only imagine today.