Organizational Communication

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Why Organizational Communication?

The online Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication prepares students to excel as effective communicators and leaders in an organizational environment.

The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication online program focuses on the dynamics of communication in complex organizations. Its goal is to reveal how individuals within such organizations can become effective communicators. Whether this involves meetings or professional presentations, communicating during a crisis, or intercultural exchanges, the message is consistent: effective communication is essential to career success in any organization. Related topics include ethical issues in organizational communication, as well as strategies and techniques for assessment, negotiation, and information management. 

The online program is ideally suited to prepare students to communicate clearly in an organizational environment increasingly shaped by digital technology and media. The format also makes it easier for working professionals to balance coursework with their professional and personal commitments. Courses from this program can be applied toward the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication.

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Unique Features

  • Online program provides flexibility and interactive experience for working professionals
  • Covers broad applications of organizational communication, for professional presentations, crisis management, or intercultural exchanges
  • Elective offerings covering diverse aspects of organizational communication supplement foundational courses
  • Courses from this certificate can be applied to the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication

Transfer Credit Opportunities for Certifications from Professional Associations

Successful applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication with their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) or Strategic Communication Management Professionals (CMP or SCMP):

  • Will receive three quarter hours of transfer credit – a 17% savings in tuition
  • Will be able to earn a graduate certificate by completing five courses, rather than six
  • Transfer credit is awarded for the following course: CMN 6010 Strategic Communication Management

What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication General Requirements

Required Courses

CMN 6010 - Strategic Communication Management
CMN 6020 - Ethical Issues in Organizational Communication
CMN 6910 - Organizational Communication Assessment


Complete two of the following:

CMN 6061 - Personal Branding
CMN 6050 - Crisis Communication
CMN 6060 - Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation

Complete one of the following:

CMN 6080 - Intercultural Communication
CMN 6090 - Organizational Culture, Climate, and Communication
CMN 6100 - Communication Networks and Managing Information
CMN 6110 - Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Conflict: Meeting Management
CMN 6015 - Introduction to the Digital Era: The Power of Social Media

This program requires successful completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours that meet the degree requirements.

Did You Know?

Communications and digital media jobs are expected to grow by more than 83K by 2022 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Stackable Certificate:

This certificate can stack into the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication.

Average Time to Completion

1 year



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