Why Emmanuel College, Why Research Administration
The Location: In the Heart of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA)
Emmanuel's central location, in the heart of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA) and adjacent to some of the most respected health care institutions and academic centers in the world, allows the College to form strategic partnerships with leaders in the research field.
Our expert instructors call upon their professional research experiences at world-renowned institutions such as Harvard University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Dartmouth College. Emmanuel is the recipient of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association's (UPCEA) 2010 Community of Practice Award for Outreach and Engagement for Employer and Association Partnerships in Research Administration.
Don't live in the area? Our online format was developed to extend the reach of Emmanuel's Research Administration programs beyond the research and health care hub of Boston.
The Instructors: Experienced Professionals
Our faculty members are all experts in their fields who bring experience from employers such as Dartmouth College, Harvard Medical School and Partners HealthCare. They have built graduate courses that examine the bodies of knowledge for research administration and provide focused content in:
- complex federal regulations and individual agency requirements
- aspects of sponsored projects and proposal administration
- negotiation and acceptance of awards
- leadership, ethics and organizational behavior
- financial and administrative management
- audit and compliance issues
The Curriculum: A Cutting-Edge Approach
The knowledge and skills learned in the graduate-level research administration curriculum allow for immediate application on the job. Emmanuel College convened content-area experts to examine key competencies in the field. These key competencies complement the non-credit options of the professional associations such as the Society of Research Administrators (SRA) and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).
Using a case study approach and interactive technology platforms, our instructors cover critical elements of sponsored projects administration, including communication, negotiation, contract management, finance and ethics. Students further their understanding through interaction with a growing network of current and future leaders in the sponsored research field. Learn more about our curriculum »
The Format: Supporting Professional Growth
The programs are offered in convenient accelerated formats at Emmanuel's main campus in Boston, as well as online. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration, students have the option of continuing toward a Master of Science in Management by successfully completing only six additional face-to-face graduate courses.Students who choose to pursue a Master of Science in Management with specialization in Research Administration benefit from competencies in leadership and ethics. These areas of distinction complement Emmanuel's location and help students thrive in "hot jobs" within relevant growth industries.
The graduate degree and certificate are offered in a convenient accelerated format at Emmanuel's main campus in Boston, as well as online. Face-to-face courses meet just once per week from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Online courses take place in an asynchronous format. All courses are completed in 7-week accelerated sessions. The six research administration courses are offered in a cohort model with two program starts per year. To begin the program in September, please apply by July 31st. To begin the program in January, please apply by November 30th.
The College: Building Leadership in Research Administration
Emmanuel College is where potential meets career growth and real-world possibility. Our principles of education are rooted in ethical values and social responsibility - we develop professional leaders who make a positive impact in the world.
Calling upon our decades-long tradition of values-based education, we educate highly productive leaders, critical thinkers, contributors to the community, and responsive decision makers. Through the skills and networks acquired in this program, we empower you to respond to the challenges, growth and multifaceted opportunities in the field of sponsored research administration. Learn more about Emmanuel College»