Research Administration FAQs
Q: What are the key features of the program?
A: The research administration program focuses on grants administration, as well as sponsored research, in addition to management issues such as leadership, communication, and organizational change. It balances the qualitative aspects of management and leadership with the necessary quantitative research skills.
Q: What is the difference between a management degree (MSM) and RAM?
A: MSM is a management degree, which can be applied to any industry or business unit within an organization, while RAM is specifically designed for research administration professionals (or career-changers).
Q: Do I have to work in a research administration function to be considered for the programs?
A: No. Many of the students in these programs are career-changers or professionals new to the sponsored research field.
Q: Can I continue on to earn a Master of Science in Management once I've completed the certificate program?
A: Yes. A Graduate Certificate is half of the credit requirement for a master's degree and you may seamlessly matriculate into the master's degree by completing 18 additional graduate credits.
Q: Do I have to take the GRE or GMAT?
A: No. We focus on needs in the workplace. As such, our required application materials include a resume and letters of recommendation from current or recent employers.