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Corporate Communication

Communication skills: you use them in the first handshake and when issuing a financial report for shareholders. They are important to closing deals, establishing partnerships, handling crises, and sharing your services with the public. Whatever position you hold, businesses rely on people who can get their points across effectively and accurately. With the corporate communications major, you’ll improve your ability to communicate effectively and combine it with broad skill development of many different aspects of business and media studies.

Key Personality Traits:

Courses of study

Major in Corporate Communication: 59.5 credit hours

ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Communication
COMM 180 Communication Perspectives
COMM 225 Advanced Interpersonal Communication or COMM 227 Advanced Public Speaking
COMM 230 Business and Professional Communication
COMM 302 Intercultural Communication
COMM 442 Communication Theory
COMM 462 Communication Research Methods
COMM 495 Internship
DIGI 104 Media Studio: Web
DIGI 220 New Media
DIGI 230 Introduction to Integrated Communications
DIGI 240 Digital Journalism
DIGI 330 Integrated Media Campaigns
ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
FNBK 301 Personal Finance
GDES 223 Graphic Design Foundations
MGMT 306 Principles of Management
MGMT 315 Business Law I
MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing

Recommended support work:

A minor in business is highly recommended
ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
COMM 280 Group and Team Communication
COMM 370 Leadership Communication
DIGI 304 Multimedia Web Design
ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
MGMT 206 Management Science
Advanced writing course (ENGL 320 Creative Writing, ENGL 300Advanced Composition, COMM 380 Topics in Communication Studies if the topic focuses on writing)

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