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Certificate

Organizational Communication

Take your career to the next level and enhance your skills in interpersonal and organizational communication. You’ll learn to manage change, persuade stakeholders, and strategically communicate on behalf of an organization in this certificate program designed for professionals ready to take on a leadership role.

 

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$12,896

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$19,344

Format
Online

 
Admission
No GRE or GMAT

 
Duration
As few as 6 months

 
Duration
As few as 12 months

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Skills You’ll Learn

Cultivate and inspire high-performing teams

Plan and implement strategic change initiatives

Assess the organizational needs of others and use persuasion tactics to achieve goals

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Organizational Communication requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.
4
Concentration Courses
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

COMM 4002 Dynamic Presentation and Training Methods
COMM 4006 Building High-Performing Teams
COMM 4010 Business Insights for Communicators
COMM 4032 Managing Organizational Change

Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Organizational Communication requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.
5
Concentration Courses
 
1
Elective Courses
 

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

COMM 4002 Dynamic Presentation and Training Methods
COMM 4006 Building High-Performing Teams
COMM 4010 Business Insights for Communicators
COMM 4032 Managing Organizational Change
COMM 4035 Cultural Intelligence through Communication

Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Communication Management program include:

COMM 4016 Persuasion and Influence
COMM 4150 Reputation Management & Crisis Communication
COMM 4226 Managing Organizational Conflict

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Communication Management program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

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.

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Organizational Communication requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.
4
Concentration Courses
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

COMM 4002 Dynamic Presentation and Training Methods
COMM 4006 Building High-Performing Teams
COMM 4010 Business Insights for Communicators
COMM 4032 Managing Organizational Change

Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Organizational Communication requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.
4
Concentration Courses
 
2
Elective Courses
 

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

COMM 4002 Dynamic Presentation and Training Methods
COMM 4006 Building High-Performing Teams
COMM 4010 Business Insights for Communicators
COMM 4032 Managing Organizational Change
COMM 4035 Cultural Intelligence through Communication

Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Communication Management program include:

COMM 4016 Persuasion and Influence
COMM 4150 Reputation Management & Crisis Communication
COMM 4226 Managing Organizational Conflict

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Communication Management program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

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.

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Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 2 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 2 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 1 1
6-Course Certificate Classes 1 2 2 1

Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Master of Arts in Communication Management with a concentration in Organizational Communication.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Organizational Communication

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 8% growth through 2028 for internal communication practitioners.

Workforce found that a majority of organizations have no long-term strategy for internal communication, creating high demand.

Communication and leadership are the top two in-demand skills, as the two abilities are needed to help you work well with others, communicate effectively, and achieve projects, according to LinkedIn.


Job Titles

Communications Consultant
Communications Director
Internal Communications Leader
Employee Communications Manager
Communications Specialist

Internal Communications Manager Salary: National Average

$73,287

(Glassdoor.com)

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Communication Management

​”I think the return on investment for me is very tangible. It helped me get a higher-level role and it helped me secure a better life for myself.” —Martha Brown, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Advisory Board

Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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Megan Castle

Communications Manager, Department of Transportation

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Erin Iwata

VP, Digital Marketing Heinrich Marketing

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Rich Khleif

Senior Director-Communications, Connections, & Customer, Insights Oracle

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Lora Ledermann

Scream Agency

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Andy Mountain

President, GBSM

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Bob Noguiera

Director Human Resources, West Division Comcast Cable

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Julie Reeves

Vice President Marketing, Rachio

Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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