University of Dubuque

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Graduate - Master of Arts in Communication - Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Communication
with a Concentration in Leadership and Management Communication

The Master of Communication with a concentration in Leadership and Management is designed to profession-ally prepare those interested in developing an understanding of communication leadership practices and mediated business technologies, and their interactions.

It offers interdisciplinary study, emphasizing excellence in professional and interpersonal communication techniques leaders need. The concentration allows students to expand this base program to focus on issues related to mediated project management and management communication.

Pursuit of this concentration requires approval of the MAC Admission Committee.

Relevant for leaders and executives, public relations directors, human resource managers, marketing directors, strategic planners, service industry managers and directors of training services.

The Master of Arts in Communication
with a Concentration in Strategic and Corporate Communication

This concentration is designed to professionally prepare those interested in mastering communication leadership practices in conjunction with strategic and corporate communication management.

It uses interdisciplinary study to develop expertise in professional and interpersonal communication practices required for executive positions. Students may expand the base program of study to focus on processes of innovation and communication management.

Pursuit of this concentration requires approval of the Business chairperson and the MAC Admission Committee. Undergraduate business coursework or significant life experience in corporate communication is necessary for admittance.

Relevant for managers and executives, public relations directors, corporate communication specialists and trainers, strategic planners, service industry managers and directors of training services.

The Master of Arts in Communication
with a Concentration in Information Technologies Communication

The Master of Communication with a concentration in Information Technologies is designed to professionally prepare students interested in the dynamic interface between communication leadership practices and mediated business and educational technologies software and business technologies Web-enabled E-commerce.

It uses interdisciplinary study to develop excellence in professional and interpersonal communication practices required for innovative design and administration of knowledge-based information systems in organizations. Students may expand the base of study to focus on how information and technologies shape and reshape the way people, organizations and co-operative international agencies achieve goals through mediated communication.

Pursuit of this concentration requires approval of the MAC Admission Committee.

Relevant for managers, corporate communication specialists and trainers, Internet providers, intranet supervisors and telecommunications planners and managers.