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VIPP Curriculum

VIPP leverages expansive MSU resources, recognizing our participants come from different disciplines and have different career needs. MSU is one of the top research universities in the world and offers more than 200 programs. Every day, there are many academic events, public lectures, and seminars happening across campus. VIPP will guide you to take advantage of our world-class academics and resources to enhance your disciplinary knowledge.

VIPP curriculum is designed to equip today’s professionals with the most transferable skills applicable to any discipline. To accelerate professional growth in today’s multi-cultural, highly-connected world, it is important to have the interdisciplinary knowledge, the ability and enthusiasm to acquire new knowledge fast, the ability to communicate ideas and solutions, the empathy for other perspectives, and the skill to integrate and lead. 

All VIPP courses are developed to help the participants achieve the following four learning outcomes captured in the diagram. Obtaining these skills will, in turn,enable you to progress and thrive in both your professional and personal life. With VIPP, you will elevate your career to the next level from today’s professional to tomorrow’s leader.

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VIPP's Four Learning Outcomes: 

  • Competent Professionalism – To master professional knowledge and essential skills for your job and gain insights on current trends in your field 
    • Content Knowledge
    • Efficiency
    • Collaboration
    • Networking
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Project Management
  • Effective Communication– To improve your English for effective communication and career advancement 
    • Teamwork
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Writing and Speaking
    • Inter-personal Skills
  • Strong Leadership – To develop and practice leadership skills in different contexts
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Influencing Others
    • Creativity
    • Innovation
    • Critical Thinking 
  • Multicultural & Global Awareness – To increase your understanding and sensitivity of cultural diversity and enhance your adaptability in a global working environment
    • Cultural Competency
    • Global Understanding
    • Multicultural Growth

Click here to see the Fall 2018 Course Schedule and Offerings.


Other Learning Opportunities

In addition to the VIPP classes, participants will have many opportunities to engage in disciplinary studies and interact with faulty, researchers and practitioners in their fields. As one of the top 100 universities in the world, MSU offers over 200 programs and many academic events happen every day. VIPP participants will have a privilege to learn and study at MSU. 

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