Part of the M.A. in Communication from Queens University of Charlotte, the Organizational Communication Specialization will examine group and team dynamics, along with successful leadership communication skills. You will learn both the theory and practice of effective leadership and team building within an organizational setting to advance their mission or goals. You can complete the communication master’s program in 1.5 years, on-ground or online, with flexible coursework offered in an eight-week format.
Core coursework will include the study of communication theory, research methods, ethics and issues in intercultural communication. You’ll study the ways social interaction shapes and is shaped by organizing processes. You’ll also see how communication allows us to make sense of organizational life and develop strategies, structures and practices for coordinating action and meeting goals. Additionally, you will explore how contemporary organizations transform individuals participating in society by examining essential topics such as identity construction, group motivation, organizational socialization, conflict management, and leadership.
Ultimately, you will discover how historical and contemporary organizational contexts and frames shape communication processes. You’ll assist organizations and individuals with your ability to apply a variety of theoretical frameworks to contemporary organizational communication practices. With this specialization, you could pursue work as an advertising, promotion and marketing manager, sales manager, fundraising and public relations manager, human resource manager, technical writer, market analyst and more.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the SACSCOC to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- Applicants with less than three years of relevant work experience or an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may be required to submit an acceptable GMAT or GRE score to augment their application package.