Academic Initiatives

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Research Initiative

OPMGE meeting
The Office of Professional Military Graduate Education allows Fort Leavenworth faculty and students, both military and civilian, the opportunity to pursue broad, interdisciplinary degree programs in areas relevant to their teaching or research interests through KU's Special Studies Doctoral Program.

Those interested in pursuing a Special Studies Program degree should contact Mike Denning, Director, Office of Professional Military Graduate Education Director, at

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Master's Degree in Global and International Studies
Global Interagency Studies Track

Interagency Studies Participants
The Global Interagency Studies track of the M.A. in Global and International Studies program is fully funded by the United States Special Operations Command and is specifically tailored for Special Operations Forces officers. The program is now in its third year. All students are all nominated by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and admitted to KU through the Center for Global and International Studies. After successful completion of the graduate program, the University awards each graduate a Master of Arts in Global and International Studies with a Concentration in Global Interagency Studies.


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Supply Chain Management & Logistics Program

Army Wounded Warrior Initiative Participants
The KU School of Business, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, is offering Army officers the opportunity to expand their future potential with a new specialized degree in Supply Chain Management.

The Master of Science in Business with a Supply Chain Management and Logistics concentration is aimed specifically toward Army Majors and Major-eligible Captains. The degree will complement the quality military supply chain education officers enjoy while enabling a broader, civilian economy focus for those who plan to pursue logistics careers after military service. In addition, officers who continue careers in the Army are virtually required to have a Masters degree to advance beyond the rank of Major.

For more information visit the School of Business program page.

Army Brigade Executive Education

Army Brigade Executive Education Instructor and Participants
The KU School of Business provides a unique leadership development experience for newly selected Army brigade commanders through its Executive Education program. This 5 day program is taught by KU faculty, and provides a learning environment and educational experience frequently used in the private sector for leadership development of corporate executives. In the program, participants learn business-world models they can apply to strategically managing the soldiers they lead.


MBA in Petroleum Management

Army Wounded Warrior Initiative Participants
The MBA with a concentration in Petroleum Management (MBA-PM) combines a unique curriculum of masters level business and engineering courses enabling U.S. Naval Supply Corps officers to transition to a billets as fuels specialists. While the program is specially designed to meet the requirements of active duty military officers, it is open to any student who meets the admission requirements. Applicants to the program are generally pre-screened by the U.S. Navy. More than 75 Navy officers have graduated from the dual-degree program since it was created by the School of Business in the early 1980s. For more information, consult this curriculum guide.

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Questions? Please contact:
Randy Masten
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