NSC’s new graduate certificate in corporate communication

The Nicholson School of Communication (NSC) has recently launched an exciting 15-credit hour graduate certificate program in corporate communication. The Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communication offers students additional training in creating, managing and communicating corporate reputation. Coursework focuses on theory, research and practical applications of principles related to corporate communication. The certificate program curriculum includes courses in crisis public relations, theories of public relations and electives designed to enhance students’ communication skills in corporate environments.

Study of corporate communication research, theory and best practices is an important aspect of the knowledge, skills and abilities for professional career success. The demands for effective communication have increased in direct proportion to the revolutions in media (including social media and the Internet) and the demands of critical and skeptical organizational constituents. One of the fastest-growing positions among Fortune 500 companies is the corporate communication officer (CCO). Almost half of all large corporate CCOs are direct reports to the corporate chief executive officer (CEO) and some research suggests that the work of CCOs may make a significant difference in overall measurements (perceptions) of corporate success and performance.

The new NSC Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communication program offers an important and useful opportunity for professionals and students to prepare themselves for this growing and significant field. This certificate program would help prepare students for a wide range of managerial and communication specific fields and also help those who may in time function at the strategic levels of the corporate organizational ladder.

Admission to the NSC Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communication program is open to people holding a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and who have a grade point average of 3.0 and above. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline(s). The Corporate Communication Certificate Program does not admit students in the summer semester. Admission to, and successful completion of, the Corporate Communication Certificate Program does not guarantee admission to the NSC Communication M.A. program as additional requirements exist for this program.

To learn more about the NSC’s Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communication program please visit the NSC website or contact Dr. Harry Weger (graduate program coordinator) or Ms. Kirsten Seitz (graduate program admissions specialist).


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