Organizational Communication (Master's)
Manage communication processes, navigate the complexities of groups and teams, and become a more responsive communication professional.
Enhance and deepen your interpersonal, organizational, and managerial communication skills by increasing your ability to adeptly manage crises, handle change, and skillfully resolve organizational challenges. By analyzing and critiquing barriers to effective communication, you’ll make the best use of persuasion, negotiation, and cultural awareness skills. 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
MPS in Organizational and Professional Communication with a concentration in Organizational Communication requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)Professional Foundation Courses - 12 qtr. hrs
Professional Foundations courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field.
Concentration Courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Professional 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.
Elective Options - 12 qtr. hrs (Choose 3)
Elective Options allow students to customize their degrees to match their career needs by either choosing in-depth study in their concentration by selecting three of the following courses, or exploring other options by using our Degree Builder tool.
Additional Further Study courses available, please see Design your custom plan for complete option of Further Study courses
Core Courses - 8 qtr. hrs
The Capstone Project is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
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Careers in Organizational Communication
Account Executive, Business Communications Manager, Communications Coordinator, Communications Director, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications Associate, Events Coordinator, Internal or External Communication Specialist, Marketing Coordinator, Media and Communications Manager
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 purposes
New technologies are leading to new opportunities, particularly in the field of communications. As immediate access to information becomes ever more available, organizations are looking for communications professionals that can help them find better ways to manage the messages they send out to both their customers and their employees. A May 2013 report by the Project Management Institute (PMI) revealed that 56 percent of all dollars spent on strategic projects in the US annually are at risk due to poor or insufficient communication, making the demand for good communications management even more crucial.
Careers in Organizational and Professional Communication
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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