MBA in Corporate Communication

Award-winning MBAs with 13 different concentrations to focus your skill.

 

Overview:

When you’ve got a message to share, it’s important to convey it accurately and clearly. And if you want the proper response, how you send that message is important, too. The Corporate Communication MBA is geared toward people who speak or write as a major part of their profession—those in corporate public relations, spokespeople, consultants, and public image managers.

Concordia University Online’s Corporate Communication MBA classes are devoted to group dynamics, effective business writing, and managerial and public speaking. Here, you get the benefits of having worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs that start at your convenience, and a diverse student body. Sharpen your skills and become a confident, effective communicator.

The Concordia School of Business does not require graduate students to take a GMAT, GRE or write a thesis, as part of their admission process. Instead a Capstone Course is required at the end of your program to prove your skill level.
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

39

Cost/Credit

$662

Total Cost

$25,818

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Goals / Objectives

  • Advanced knowledge of the communication channels and paradigms inherent in every workplace and business setting
  • Professional and industrywide writing techniques for public affairs and public relations, including news releases, company publications, brochures, announcements, advertising, and media spots
  • Knowledge of high-level management theories of employee motivation, morale, resource management, communication networks, upward and downward messages, and superior-subordinate relationships

Career Outlook

  • Director of Employee Communications
  • Public Relations Director
  • Spokesperson
  • Project Manager
  • Consultant

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Corporate Communication

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Group Dynamics and Leadership (MBA 806) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Group Dynamics and Leadership applies concepts of small task-oriented group communication to the life/work experiences of participants, emphasizing both micro and macro leadership skills.
Managerial Communication: Practices and Principles (MMC 820) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Managerial Communication: Practices and Principles examines major approaches to management, focusing on theories of employee motivation, morale, resource management, communication networks, upward and downward messages, and superior-subordinate relationships. Diagnostic instruments are utilized in analyses and evaluation of managerial communication, identifying strengths and limitations. Focus is on setting behavioral goals for improving communication skills.
Effective Business Writing in the Marketplace (MMC 825) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Effective Business Writing in the Marketplace surveys writing techniques for public affairs and public relations including news releases, company publications, brochures, announcements, advertising, and media spots. Assignments stress tact, clarity, and conciseness in writing bad news, good news, and rejection letters. A segment on writing grant and research proposals are also included.
Public Speaking: Professional Reports and Presentations (MMC 840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Public Speaking: Professional Reports and Presentations is a five-unit course that addresses the development of proficiency in organizing, researching, structuring, editing and presenting oral presentations, covering a diverse range of topics from delivery, visual aids, nonverbal communication, and voice, to argumentation, evidence, and emotional appeal. For those doing this course at a distance, speeches will be videotaped by the student and analyzed for areas of potential improvement.
Advanced Interpersonal Communications and Interviewing (MMC 847) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Advanced Interpersonal Communications and Interviewing reviews theories and research findings about how relations develop or deteriorate in the work environment. Topics include listening, nonverbal communication, trust, empathy, self-disclosure, climate, and interpersonal conflict.

MBA Core Curriculum

Managerial Economics (MBA 800) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Managerial Economics provides a clear and balanced presentation of relevant economic theories and instruments. The focus of this course will be on the application of these relevant theories and the tools of analysis of decision-making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions in the face of the constraints it faces. It will teach students how to deal with the nature of the firm, and how and why it is organized the way it is, in order to make students better, more efficient and more highly rewarded executives. The course should be thought of as applied economics, emphasizing those topics of the greatest interest and importance to managers. These topics include demand, production, cost, pricing, market structure and government regulations. A strong grasp of the principles that govern economic behavior is an important managerial asset. Students will learn how to apply these principles in appropriate situations. Undergraduate economics prerequisite required.
Applied Statistical Methods (MBA 815) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Applied Statistical Methods studies statistical methods used in business decision-making, including the use of both descriptive and inferential techniques, probability, regression, and research study designs . Application and integration of statistical methods in business-related fields is emphasized along with the use of computer analysis. Undergraduate statistics prerequisite required.
Corporate Finance (MBA 830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Corporate Finance studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. Prerequisite: undergraduate finance or equivalent. Undergraduate finance prerequisite required.
Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making (MBA 840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making is the study of the interpretation and use of Accounting reports in decision making. Topics covered include financial statements, forecasting of financial performance/budgeting, cost-profit relationships, break-even analysis, and management planning and control. Undergraduate accounting prerequisite required.
Business Ethics (MBA 875) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Business Ethics studies contemporary business issues facing managers . Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating sound well-grounded policies. Also covered will be development of an understanding of how society develops and changes ethical norms.
Leadership and Organizational Behavior (MBA 880) - Credits: 3
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Human Resources Management (MBA 910) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Human Resources Management is a study of the management and administrative issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives . Strategies for successful self-management, team building and delegation will be emphasized.
Strategic Management (MBA 890) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Capstone: Taken Last. Strategic Management incorporates utilization of a textbook, Capstone Foundation simulation, and other resources such as Internet and workplace materials. Undergraduate marketing prerequisite required.

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