Strategic Organizational and Leadership Communication

The Strategic Organization and Leadership Communication specialization emphasizes theory-informed, research-based study of leadership, organizational process, structure, and interaction, as well as the use of new communication technologies in organizational and societal contexts. Courses examine organizations in a variety of contexts including businesses, nonprofits, civil society, and government. We specifically focus on the communication demands on leaders in this fast-paced, complex organizational environment. We explore the competencies needed to be an effective communicator in all three main modalities:  one to one, one to many, and various ‘e’ forms of communication.

This specialization may be especially appealing for those who have goals for careers in organizational leadership, corporate communication, advocacy, administration and/or management, training and development, consulting, change management, stakeholder relationship management, and social media management.

It will also offer value to those who want to improve their personal leadership communication skills or add to their professional leadership/management credentials.

Specialization Core Requirements (9 credits)

These courses are recommended for this specialization.

Cross-listed Ph.D./MCM Courses (as offered by semester)