Graduate Courses

 

Success in the job market is dependent on more than your academic acumen—recruiters also look for communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to succeed in a team, personal integrity and analytical skills.

MBA Courses

Communications in Action

For MBA students, we offer a dynamic and interactive approach to mastering advanced communication practices for business leaders. You will tackle a combination of individual and team-based assignments that include practical exercises such as representing a company in crisis to multiple stakeholders — and you’ll receive 360-degree team feedback plus developmental feedback from executive mentors.

Level 

Graduate 

MGMT 510 for Evening MBA students is a two unit course which supports our evening MBA students by providing a compressed and honed series of simulations designed to deepen knowledge of communication strategies as they are applied in the work place. Students participate in hands-on workshops and scenarios to rapidly identify individual strengths and target areas for improvement in the areas of public speaking, professional writing, corporate communication, and image management.

Units 

3

Level 

Graduate 

MGMT 510 for Full-Time MBA students is a three-unit course that provides students with multiple opportunities to identify and improve critical communication skills, study the impact of communication strategy within leading companies, and practice communication skills in a variety of simulations and workshops. 
  
Integrated with both the Eller MBA Office of Career Development as well as the experiential learning program, students benefit from an integrated approach to shaping career path, identifying and acquiring crucial soft skills (mastering the interview, delivering dynamic presentations, negotiating interpersonal communication style, generating business documents, surviving crisis communication) as well as creating a network of professional contacts and support. Enhanced with a distinctive speakers series as well as a robust series of simulations, this course provides students with a semester-long immersion into the complex and exciting world of business communication strategy.

Units 

3

Level 

Graduate 

Virtual workplace environments provide a gamut of challenges for the individual, most of which reside in the communication realm.  This 2 unit course is designed to provide you with the skills and experiences necessary to thrive in a virtual workplace environment.  Grounded in the theory and practice of effective workplace communication strategies, the assignments and simulations are designed to enhance your strategic communication skills in a variety of workplace environments.

Units 

Level 

Graduate 

BCOM 510F is a Business Communication lab for graduate finance students designed to provide help with professional presentations, American English writing styles, and cultural expectations of the business world today. The lab presents a strategic approach to professional communication and principles of effective writing and speaking needed in a business context.  It provides additional practice for developing a more polished and professional persona.  A combination of individual and team-based activities equips international students to successfully identify and utilize corporate communication strategies to communicate with both internal and external audiences.

Units 

1

Level 

Graduate 

A two credit course, introduces a strategic approach to professional written communication.  An exclusively online course, this class utilizes a professional communication writing coach to provide customized instruction and feedback for key components to effective professional writing including audience analysis, communicator credibility, message construction, design, and delivery.  Whether navigating how to streamline professional writing or get feedback on workplace deliverables, this course will strengthen and enhance your professional writing skills.

Units 

2

Level 

Graduate 

Definitions of leadership vary, but a constant with any successful leader is the ability to identify root cause issues of existing challenges and target opportunities and/or solutions to move your organization closer toward its overall goals. Self-identification of strengths for leadership communication and communicating change are at the heart of this course. Toward this end, BCOM 512, a two credit course, assists participants to more effectively communicate across the corporate communication stakeholder wheel.   As communication experts Dainton & Zelly assert, “Communication is not simply one more thing that happens in a professional life; it is the very means by which we produce our professional experiences – it is how we plan, control, manage, persuade, understand, lead, and so on.”  A hands-on and project based course, this course takes leadership communication coaching into the workplace.

Units 

2

Level 

Graduate 

MIS 509 is an overview of the methods, processes, and functions necessary for effective communication in today's high tech, global marketplace. The goals for this course are to develop the fundamentals of the requisite skills for competent written, oral, and team communication in professional environments.

Units 

3