Program Overview

The Organizational Leadership with a focus in Professional Communication certificate from Robert Morris University is an online program intended for individuals looking to strengthen their professional skills by acquiring the competencies necessary to effectively participate in society’s organization. These skills include: the ability to anticipate, plan, reflect and act on programs and opportunities using information, negotiating, organizing resources, and understanding human behavior. Through courses required by this interdisciplinary program, a student will learn how to be not only a flexible leader, but also a flexible follower who is able to adapt to change.

This certificate program is compromised of three three-credit courses. The first course is in Leadership and Organizational Communication. This course is foundational in the process of influencing others, adapting to change, conveying ethical behavior, understanding organization culture and global perspectives, being able to communicate effectively, and using information to make decisions. The Public Speaking and Persuasion course involves the skills needed to speak with influence to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner. Lastly, the Business Professional Communication course emphasizes the competencies and knowledge needed for effective communication in a business setting.

The purpose of gaining a certificate is to supplement a resume and skills set. Advancement toward a career ambition is the goal. Careers that are available for students who acquire this certificate include: adult instructor, corporate trainer, communications officer, employee relations representative, marketing assistant, job coach, recruiter, human resource manager, and vocational counselor.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Moon Township, which is a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1921 as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy. In 1962, the school purchased 230 acres which is at its current location. A short time later, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted the school permission to award associates degrees, and the school became Robert Morris Junior College. Around 2002, the university changed to its present day name.

    RMU continues to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees through following 5 academic schools:

    • School of Business
    • School of Communications and Information Systems
    • School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    • School of Education and Social Sciences
    • School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

    RMU additionally offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees in the following fully online programs.

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