Certificate in Organizational Communication

Program Format
Application Deadlines
Fall: September 6
Credits Required for Graduation
18 Quarter Hours

Certificate in Organizational Communication Overview

The study of organizational communication focuses on the dynamics of communication in complex organizations for the purpose of learning how individuals within such organizations can become effective communicators. Whether the context of such communication is meetings or professional presentations, communicating during a crisis, or intercultural exchanges, the message is consistent: Effective communication is a crucial factor in determining organizational success.

Sample Curriculum

Required Courses 
  • Strategic Communication Management
  • Ethical Issues in Organizational Communication
  • Organizational Communication Assessment
Elective Courses
Choose two of the following: 
  • Personal Branding
  • Crisis Communication
  • Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation
  • Interviewing
Choose one of the following:
  • Intercultural Communication in the Organization
  • Organizational Culture, Climate, and Communication
  • Communication Networks and Managing Information
  • Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Conflict: Meeting Management
  • Introduction to the Digital Era: The Power of Social Media

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