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Master’s Concentration

Organizational Communication:
Master’s Degree

Effective communication and advanced problem-solving skills are at the top of every organization’s wish list. Are you prepared to meet the demand? You’ve already mastered your area of expertise, but now you need to harness the potential of your team, manage change initiatives, and meet needs by persuading stakeholders. In this program, you will enhance and deepen your interpersonal, organizational, and managerial abilities.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree



As few as 18 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


Master of Arts in Communication Management with a concentration in Organizational Communication requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).


Core Courses




Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

COMM 4045 Applied Critical Thinking in Communication
COMM 4900 Communication Inquiry, Analysis, and Trends
COMM 4905 Storytelling through Research and Measurement
COMM 4920 Portfolio Capstone
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

Elective courses may be chosen from among non-core and concentration courses in the academic program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs. Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.

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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.

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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in​ Organizational Communication.

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Search and Mobile Marketing

Badge Requirements

Complete the following two courses with a grade of A− or above:

COMM 4325 Search Marketing
COMM 4318 Mobile Marketing



Digital Content Strategy & Optimization

Badge Requirements

Complete the following two courses with a grade of A− or above:

COMM 4320 Social Media Strategy
COMM 4321 Integrated Digital Marketing



Data-Driven Storytelling

Badge Requirements

Complete the following two courses with a grade of A− or above:

COMM 4324 Marketing Analytics
COMM 4905 Storytelling through Research and Measurement



Strategic Marketing & Brand Management

Badge Requirements

Complete the following two courses with a grade of A− or above:

COMM 4140 Marketing Strategy and Process
COMM 4301 Brand Management Strategies



Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you’re ready and that’s why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Organizational Communication

Internal communication professionals can expect an 8% growth through 2028, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

60% of companies don’t have a long-term strategy for their internal communications, putting professionals in high demand, according to Workforce.

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





Job Titles


Director of Internal Communications
Director of Corporate Communications
Director of Participant Communications
Internal Communications Manager

Corporate Communications Manager
Internal Communications Lead
Employee Communications Manager
Communications Specialist

Internal Communications Manager Salary: National Average



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 “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


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



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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