Organizational Communication (Certificate)
In the Organizational Communication certificate program, you’ll improve your ability to manage communication processes, learn to navigate and manage groups and teams, and become a more effective communication professional. Enhance and deepen your communication skills—including interpersonal, organizational, managerial communications. This certificate program provides insight to adeptly managing crisis, handling change, and resolving organizational challenges. Learn best practices in persuasion, negotiation, and cultural awareness. You’ll learn to:
- Apply communication management skills to ensure productive outcomes
- Overcome barriers to effective communication
- Present to and persuade an array of stakeholders in a variety of circumstances
Credits earned through this graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Communication Management.
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The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Organizational Communication requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).
Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
- COMM 4002 - Effective Facilitation and Presentation
- COMM 4006 - Communicating Effectively in Groups and Teams
- COMM 4016 - Persuasion Methods and Techniques
Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Communication Management programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.
After you submit your academic plan, your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.
Popular electives for students pursuing Communication Management programs include:
- COMM 4020 - Communication in Professions and Organizations
- COMM 4030 - Managing Learning in Organizations
- COMM 4035 - Intercultural Communication
- COMM 4045 - Applied Critical Thinking in Communication
- COMM 4050 - Communication and Society: Theories and Applications
- COMM 4140 - Marketing Strategy and Process
- COMM 4144 - Public Relations Principles and Processes
- COMM 4150 - Dimensions of Reputation Management
- COMM 4216 - Performance Consulting
- COMM 4221 - Mediation Principles and Practice
- COMM 4226 - Managing Organizational Conflict
- COMM 4270 - Forty Hour Mediation
Additional Elective courses available, please Design your custom plan for elective courses
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Careers in Organizational Communication Certificate
Internal Communication Specialist, Business Communications Manager, Communications Manager, Communications Director, Events Coordinator, Media and Communications Manager, Account Executive
Assisting management with matters related to client and employee communications; coordinating the regular production of routine publications; developing and maintaining contact and distribution lists; editing marketing and other materials for print and web publication; facilitating electronic and face-to-face communications programs; participating in strategic planning and development processes, planning promotional, fundraising, and other special events; researching and compiling data to draft written materials; serving as a spokesperson for community and public relations purpose
Take on an internal or external communication specialist role and be ready to be in demand! As more organizations tackle effective and streamlined communications, you will be sought out to help manage the message—to both customers and employees.
Careers in Communication Management
Top communicators get the top rankings! Public relations specialists, marketing researchers, art directors, and marketing managers all placed among the top 100 best careers in a 2013 ranking by U.S. News & World Report. And although communication, public relations, and media jobs tend to be in larger, metropolitan areas, there is a trend that clearly shows a dispersal of job openings across the nation. Whether you're looking to enter creative services, mediation, media, training and development, or another communication field, the key is to prove ingenuity, resilience, and communication savvy.
Stay ahead of the curve!
New media, new technology, and new global opportunities are all the rage within the communication industry, as employers seek industrious professionals who have innovative skills and can bring something new and dynamic to the table. By next year, total marketing spend will have shifted drastically: interactive online marketing will reach $55 billion and search marketing will grow 15% per year to reach $32 billion. Those with an innate ability to generate creative solutions, think innovatively, and market themselves will likely excel within the organizational and professional communication field.
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As a student, you'll gain access to a range of free services offered through DU Career Services. From resume and cover letter assistance to individual career counseling and assessments, you'll have valuable career support during and after your program.
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