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COM-500 Strategic Communication Mgmt Available online

This course is designed to increase one's understanding of strategic communication management, as well as increase knowledge of the theory, research, and practice of organizational communication. This course explores contemporary organizations and the pervasiveness of communication in all aspects of organizational life. It emphasizes problem solving, decision-making, innovation, and customer service from a communication perspective. Professionals work together in class to develop solutions.

COM-510 Persuasive Communication Available online

This course is designed to provide professionals with an understanding of the principles and practices of persuasion, advocacy, and social marketing. Learners explore theories of persuasion that guide the preparation of ethical messages intended to gain compliance, increase advocacy, and change attitudes and behavior. Professionals research and learn key concepts and conceptual frameworks in social marketing such as how to segment, reach target audiences, and influence others in a socially

COM-520 Media Strategies Available online

This course presents a structured approach to understanding and managing internal and external communication processes. Topics addressed include media relations; research and creation of strategic public relations media plans audience analysis, and media characteristics; media and marketing decisions; managing marking and emerging communication technology functions and budgets. Special attention is given to the role of new media, as well as providing professionals with the knowledge and

COM-530 Interactive Media Mgmt Available online

This course explains how emerging communication technologies affect interpersonal and organizational communication. Students will work with different types of interactive media, while also researching and discussing issues related to cyberspace, virtual communities, collaborative teams, business in global networks, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, digital brand integration, Web analytics, blogs and podcasts, and wireless marketing.

COM-540 Communication Inquiry & Meas Available online

This course provides an overview of the application and interpretation of data in communications management. Topics include: audience rating, research survey design and implementation, analysis of programs and campaigns, introduction to online analytics programs, formative evaluation, measuring integrated marketing communication, and secondary data sources.

COM-545 Interactive Project Management Available online

This course provides students the ability to demonstrate their knowledge of strategic communication management by developing a cross-platform interactive social media marketing project on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Foursquare, LinkedIn and/or project website. Students will learn and apply social strategy through development of project tracking systems including site-appropriate monitoring metrics such as Facebook Insights, Google Analytics and Seesmic. Students will work independently

COM-550 Comm Strat for Conflict Mgmt Available online

This course provides an overview of the nature and functions of communication in human conflict. Professionals develop communication skills, such as listening and collaboration which are necessary for managing conflict productively in interpersonal, organizational and intercultural contexts. Professionals will gain an understanding of patterns, research and processes associated with conflict management styles and civility. This couse will also address how language, perception, gender

COM-560 Intercultural Communication Available online

This course provides an overview of the major concepts, research, theories, and models of intercultural communication, with an emphasis on using these ideas in applied contexts. Important topics addressed in this course include: worldviews, communication styles, skills development in intercultural arenas, societal influences on stereotyping, ethnocentrism and racism, cultural value orientations, nonverbal dimensions of communication, language interaction, gender communication, intracultural

COM-570 Leadership Communication Available online

This course emphasizes the communication processes of leadership with particular focus on assessing and researching leadership skills, strategic organizational planning, decision making, problem solving, mentoring employees, collaborative team management skills, cultivating a supportive work environment, change management, facilitation and meeting management skills, presentation skills, and interviewing skills.

COM-580 Innovative Communication Available online

Innovation is essential in organizations in the new millennium. Innovation can be learned, organized, and executed by professionals in organizations. This course researches the fundamentals of innovation, and looks at how innovation can create the future in organizations. Innovation and futurism are addressed from a strategic communication management context.

COM-590 Crisis Communication Mgmt Available online

This course addresses the basic elements of crisis communication, procedures for developing a crisis communication plan, and strategies for reacting to crises when they occur. Professionals are trained to deal with the media in less-than-optimal situations, learn how to develop plans for different critical audiences, and research the most effective strategies for communicating the organizational message during a crisis. The course examines various types of crises that can occur in organizations.

COM-610 Corp Resp & Ethical Comm Available online

This course provides professionals with a clear understanding of the ethical theories and moral philosophies that relate to ethical decision making in a variety of communication contexts including: organizational, mediated, mass media, and interpersonal communication. The course will examine the components and hindrances of good ethical decision-making in communication. Professionals will learn how to think critically, gain sensitivity in using appropriate language, express their reasoning


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