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Organizational Communication (Master’s Degree Specialties: A career-relevant master’s degree at University College requires 48 credit hours and is designed, delivered, and priced exclusively for working adults. Classes are offered online, on campus in the evenings, or in a combination of both.
The Organizational Communication master’s concentration is ideal if you’re an early or mid-career communicator seeking to improve your ability to manage communication processes, navigate the complexities of groups and teams, and become a more responsive communication professional.
- 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
To learn more about the Communication Management degree, visit the program overview page.
MA in Communication Management with a concentration in Organizational Communication requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)
Core 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. The Capstone course is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
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 courses – 12 qtr. hrs (Choose 3)
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.
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Careers in Organizational Communication
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 purposes
Help manage the message—to both customers and employees—for organizations seeking to build and maintain their brand. Whether you opt to work for a private, non-profit, or government organization, your communication skills will be in high demand. While effective communication skills can be used in any role at any organization, the knowledge gained from this program will be particularly useful if you choose to take on an internal or external communication specialist role.
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.
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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