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Be a change-maker.

SUNY Potsdam’s graduate program in management prepares students to be leaders in a broad range of careers and industries. This innovative and interdisciplinary program challenges students to learn about themselves and understand others, so they can motivate and manage teams effectively. All students receive a strong knowledge base in management and organizational principles. They then put their knowledge into practice, by tackling pressing issues for real-world clients, including through culminating professional projects.

Students can hone in on their interests by choosing from one of three in-demand tracks:

Organizational Leadership

Solidify your standing as a leader of tomorrow, with coursework in teambuilding, organizational communications, project management, conflict resolution, change processes, entrepreneurship, innovation, social media strategy and delivering professional presentations. All students can elect to complete the St. Lawrence Leadership Institute, in a partnership with the County Chamber of Commerce—allowing them to network with area professionals and learn about the unique needs of the region, while building their management skillsets.


Information Technology

Be prepared to innovate. A key factor in any institution’s success today is the effective implementation of technology to drive initiatives and spur growth. This program will equip you with sought-after skillsets, thanks to coursework in cybersecurity, information architecture, computer programming for performance support, network management and advanced web development.


Training & Human Capital Development

Inspire lasting and positive organizational change, and guide others to reach their fullest potential. This track prepares students with coursework in staff development, human resources, education through technology, critical issues in leadership, technology coaching, principles of performance technology, systematic instructional design, instructional development and program evaluation. 


Topics covered in coursework include:

  • Policy, ethics & issues in management
  • Data management
  • Financial oversight
  • Principles of leadership
  • Organizational development
  • Research techniques

Unique program features:

  • Applied learning opportunities woven throughout the curriculum
  • Flexible scheduling, with all evening classes, plus full- and part-time options
  • Choose your location! This program is offered both on the SUNY Potsdam campus in Potsdam, N.Y., and at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, N.Y.
  • Small class sizes
  • Expert full-time faculty with years of practical working experience
  • Mix of working professionals and recent college graduates

Program Contacts

Admissions / General Information
Center for Graduate Studies
(800) 458-1142 / (315) 267-2165
Raymond Hall 206

Program-Related Information
Dr. Anthony Betrus
Program Coordinator
Dunn Hall 393
(315) 267-2670