Unique Rushmore Programs

Rushmore University offers a variety of course content, with many of the programs unique to the online University environment.

Some of these unique courses are available directly as either MBA or Masters Courses, and others are available as Certificated Courses for study beyond current degree programs. These courses have been developed by Professors with specific expertise, or are taught by groups with extensive knowledge and experience in their fields of endeavor, and can be custom developed with specific areas of study to address the needs of the student. Most carry additional charges beyond the Open University Rushmore charges for MBA, MS, PhD and DBA Degrees.

Where outside travel is necessitated for participation, any travel cost is above and beyond the charges for tuition to the University, and, as such, are the responsibility of the student.

Application for these unique programs is handled directly through the office of the Dean of Graduate Studies. More info. Email to for additional specific information on any of these courses.

Unique Rushmore University Programs include:

Recognizing the unique need for distance education within the airline industry, Rushmore has developed a programme that is tailored to the aviation management professional. This unique program focuses on the practical application of management principles and concepts in a variety of core concept areas. Tutored in part by Dr. Addison Schonland, Aviation Management can be designed to address multiple areas of the aviation industry.

In addition, each Student will be required to complete two separate projects; one, a startup Airline project and one, a turnaround Airline project. Some students may visit either Seattle, Washington, or Toulouse, France, to actually meet with, and discuss current issues with airplane manufacturers at Boeing Aircraft or at Airbus Industries. More info. Email to

An entire curriculum has been developed for those interested in startup or turn-around Business Management in the investment in, the operations of, and the profitability to be gained in remote operations of Helicopter Operations and Management, with inclusions on business, personnel, and cashflow. More info. Email to

Professor Andrew Goodman is recognized worldwide as an expert in negotiation, conflict avoidance and the management of human relationships. His research and writings are used as texts at colleges and universities and at legal institutions and law schools around the world. In this series of courses, Professor Goodman highlights key components of conflict avoidance. More info. Email to

Professor Don Mitchell has developed several books in his 2000 Percent Solution Series. In this course, he works with the degree candidate to not only develop ways to address and prevent management stalls, but also helps tutor the teaching of the 2000 Percent Solution. More info. Email to

How Creative People Connect, developed and tutored by Dr. Wayne Lotherington, a world-class CEO and President of Allsorts Habit Creation. This course on Innovation addresses how people connect around the world. Dr. Lotherington, a Rushmore Professor, has built his practice upon an understanding of creativity, brands, consumers and the interconnectivity that connects them. Innovation offers an outstanding opportunity for those involved in corporate development to expand horizons and understanding of branding and creativity. More info. Email to

Our operating partners in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in conjunction with Rushmore offer a Certified Supply Chain Black Belt study program in Lean Supply Chain Management, with an emphasis on Lean Thinking as the basis. This Management Program integrates a series of written papers along with participation in a week-long Global Seminar program in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, crediting a portion of the course.More info. Email to

What is leadership and what is the purpose of leadership? People most clearly identify leadership when it is apparent that human agency makes a positive difference. Scholars and practitioners have invented many terms to deal with the subject of leadership, mostly in the direction of it being a professional act. But this is not necessarily the case. Leadership is present in most relating between people, and it is part of what defines us as human beings.More info. Email to

The Readiness Network Inc., dba / National Command and Staff College in collaboration with the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) develops Star Performers through modern learning experiences that build and promote community safety and mutual trust, maximize officer safety and wellness while reducing Agency and Officer liability and risks.  Recognized as a Center of Educational Excellence by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training (IADLEST), the National Command and Staff College have been solving the biggest learning, education, and performance improvement challenges in public safety for over 10 years.  Rushmore recognizes transfer credits issued by National Command and Staff College, and reciprocates in some courses and learning outcomes. More info. Email to

Taught by Dr. Brent Lundell, Rushmore’s Real Estate Course is extensive in coverage and discusses both residential and commercial areas of real estate law; valuations and financial considerations; using flash cards for memorization and assessment, Dr. Lundell’s expertise in Mortgage Origination and Servicing offers a unique perspective on moving your RE Practice to the next level. More info. Email to

Today’s managers must develop a more socio-economic oriented leadership focus. The demand for graduates, trained with the capability of doing well in multicultural environments, is far greater than the supply. Every manager and policy maker in business or government and its public sector organizations has to deal with multiple culture stakeholders-- who may be either workers or consumers. This program qualifies you to understand and successfully work in cross-cultural environments. More info. Email to

Transformational Development Tools Built to Revolutionize Leadership

As a leader today, you require the presence of a Buddha, the compassion of Jesus, the change-making of Mandela, and the fierceness of Gandhi.

But you don’t have time to sit on a mountaintop to get it.

Personal growth, leadership development and spiritual practices are great – but compelling and consequential leaders require something much deeper.

Sorcerer School, led by Jordanna Eyre, is both an experiential system and a community designed for any leader to unearth results so profound that transformation actually occurs in the cells of your body.

Results Sorcerer School Offers:

  • Clarify & focus your purpose
  • Develop unshakable confidence...without arrogance
  • Maximize your influence
  • Anchor your power in times of chaos and uncertainty
  • Develop deep trust in yourself
  • Cultivate deeper & more meaningful connections with others
  • Inspire innovation from others
  • Create ease amid challenge
  • Become more engaging in your process
  • Increase mental and physical energy
  • Create a feeling of “space” when time is limited
  • Lead a “bigger conversation”
  • Inspire "bigger conversations" in others
  • Align your team to accelerate results
  • Expand the impact of your contribution to a collective scale
  • Align innovation with what the world needs most
  • Become a force of clear and calm direction in today’s turbulent times

How It Works

You may be familiar with the idea of repeating patterns – those seemingly lifelong challenges that, no matter how much coaching or self-development work you do, still linger.

Through Sorcerer School, you will develop the capacity to transform your old patterns on a DNA-level. When those patterns no longer linger, they will cease to create obstacles in your life, allowing you to create with the power you intend.

All students begin with a 90-day Foundational “Onramp”.

During this time you will restore the systems of your mind, body, soul and spirit to your inherent capacity for DNA-level transformation by:

  • Connecting your mind to your body
  • Restoring connection to the “well” of wisdom that exists inside of you
  • Restoring your inner guidance system
  • Cultivating finely-tuned navigation of thoughts and feelings in leadership

Upon completion of the 90-day Foundational “Onramp”, students are ready for and may choose to enter the full Sorcerer School Program for expanded results. This full Sorcerer School Program is a 12-month journey of potent leadership development.

During the 12-Month period of study, Sorcerer School will utilize three Pillars of Learning: RELATE - COMMUNICATE - INNOVATE

RELATE: The program offers instruction on how the student relates to himself or herself, his or her close peers, and the world around them. This assists in helping students adopt collaborative efforts, vulnerability and honesty with themselves about how they are really demonstrating skills in business, an adaptive approach, and integrity which runs through the core of their leadership.

COMMUNICATE: The program works on how the student communicates within his or her own mind and self, with peers, and with the world at large. This encourages students to become present, grounded and open, discerning communicators, to be able to communicate clearly and from a place of power, and to identify authentic communication for business and leadership.

INNOVATE: Students are directed to work on innovation within their own abilities, with peers and their immediate network, and on the world stage. This helps students align with and find innovation across multiple models, and leads into a bigger conversation in the intersection of service, contribution, impact, and profit.

RU and Modern Day Sorcerer are committed to serve our students in achieving their educational goals. Technology will be used to facilitate the transfer of students between institutions. Students participating in the Rushmore program must meet all criteria for admission into RU and comply with all requirements in the awarding of a degree

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Leading Through a Crisis is a full leadership development course focused on learning through living and highlighting the actions to be taken within and throughout a global crisis

There is no better example than to be able to use current events. The Course will use the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 as its primary learning case. The course material and tools will be applied to the Covid 19 pandemic to demonstrate the importance of a holistic mindset which considers all perspectives and can help to provide the most relevant and fundamental solution to issues facing any type of organisation, of any size.

Duration: 6 month practical course

Cost: As determined jointly between Rushmore University and the participants. This course may be taught on a cohort basis, in order to stimulate discussion and alternative courses of action. Dr. Rakesh Sondhi will serve as Moderator. Email to

Next Start Date

You can apply anytime and your classes will start on the 1st of the following month


You can register for any course during the month. Your classes will start on the 1st of the month following the month of your enrolment to the course

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