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Organizational Communication for Leadership

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$7,072

Tuition

1 year

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

The College of Communication Arts and Sciences has the ability to leverage the collective strength of four of its departments to provide a pervasive training in 21st century digital communication. The online Graduate Certificate program, capitalizes our college's strengths in the use of new technology to engage learners around the world.

The marketplace has demand for sub-areas of expertise that would benefit working professionals wanting to upgrade their knowledge and skills. ComArtSci can now meet these needs through our Strategic Communication M.A. Certificate Program. We have created three, 9-credit certificates, providing a world-class professional development opportunity for individuals to enhance their communication skill set.

Program Outcomes

This certificate will help students expand their knowledge and skill sets as they relate communication change efforts, managing conflict, facilitating effective employee evaluations, motivating employees, and socializing new hires so they integrate into productive work teams. Graduates of the certification will be prepared to:

  • Develop leadership skills for building consensus.
  • Learn how to effectively manage conflict.
  • Facilitate effective employee evaluations.
  • Learn how to effectively build a team.
  • Develop communication and leadership skills for implementing change efforts.
  • Develop knowledge and facilitation skills for building a collaborative, entrepreneurial work climate.

Career Outlook

 

According to data from an October 2020 survey of current and former MSU StratCom students, half reported receiving a raise or promotion while in the program or after completing it. The average raise reported among the respondents was more than $14,000.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Jason Archer headshot

Jason Archer

Director of Strategic Communication M.A. Program
Jason Archer is the Director of the StratCom M.A. online program. He helped with the program launch in 2016 and continues to provide leadership for the faculty and staff to ensure the program is transformational for the students. With fifteen years of online teaching and course development experience, Jason leads and teaches through a lens of creating opportunity for deep connection between students, faculty and the program support team.

 

Course Information

 

Core

CAS 833 - Crisis Communication (3 Credits)
CAS 837 - Catalyst Thinking in the C-Suite (3 Credits)
CAS 838 - Organizational Communication for Leaders and Entrepreneurs (3 Credits) 

Admissions Requirements

We recruit cohorts of around 20 for fall, spring and summer semesters.

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the Graduate School Application
    • The fee is $65 (Domestic) or $75 (International) and can be paid with credit card, check (US Funds), or money order.
    • Use program code: 6328 – Strategic Communication

     

  • Upload the following materials to the Application Portal
    • Email addresses for your three recommenders
      • Note: An email will be sent out to your recommenders providing them the information on where to go to submit their letters electronically so please be sure to list accurate information. The department will only accept letters submitted via the online system.
      • The department will not accept letters submitted through any other format.
    • Academic Statement [one-page narrative of your academic journey]
    • Personal Statement [one-page narrative or your personal journey. i.e. family, growing up, hobbies, etc.]
    • Resume or CV
     

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

June 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

November 1st

Summer

Application Deadline

April 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,072
$13,896

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

The College of Communication Arts and Sciences has the ability to leverage the collective strength of four of its departments to provide a pervasive training in 21st century digital communication. The online Graduate Certificate program, capitalizes our college's strengths in the use of new technology to engage learners around the world.

The marketplace has demand for sub-areas of expertise that would benefit working professionals wanting to upgrade their knowledge and skills. ComArtSci can now meet these needs through our Strategic Communication M.A. Certificate Program. We have created three, 9-credit certificates, providing a world-class professional development opportunity for individuals to enhance their communication skill set.

Program Outcomes

This certificate will help students expand their knowledge and skill sets as they relate communication change efforts, managing conflict, facilitating effective employee evaluations, motivating employees, and socializing new hires so they integrate into productive work teams. Graduates of the certification will be prepared to:

  • Develop leadership skills for building consensus.
  • Learn how to effectively manage conflict.
  • Facilitate effective employee evaluations.
  • Learn how to effectively build a team.
  • Develop communication and leadership skills for implementing change efforts.
  • Develop knowledge and facilitation skills for building a collaborative, entrepreneurial work climate.

Career Outlook

 

According to data from an October 2020 survey of current and former MSU StratCom students, half reported receiving a raise or promotion while in the program or after completing it. The average raise reported among the respondents was more than $14,000.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Jason Archer headshot

Jason Archer

Director of Strategic Communication M.A. Program
Jason Archer is the Director of the StratCom M.A. online program. He helped with the program launch in 2016 and continues to provide leadership for the faculty and staff to ensure the program is transformational for the students. With fifteen years of online teaching and course development experience, Jason leads and teaches through a lens of creating opportunity for deep connection between students, faculty and the program support team.

 

Course Information

 

Core

CAS 833 - Crisis Communication (3 Credits)
CAS 837 - Catalyst Thinking in the C-Suite (3 Credits)
CAS 838 - Organizational Communication for Leaders and Entrepreneurs (3 Credits) 

Admissions Requirements

We recruit cohorts of around 20 for fall, spring and summer semesters.

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the Graduate School Application
    • The fee is $65 (Domestic) or $75 (International) and can be paid with credit card, check (US Funds), or money order.
    • Use program code: 6328 – Strategic Communication

     

  • Upload the following materials to the Application Portal
    • Email addresses for your three recommenders
      • Note: An email will be sent out to your recommenders providing them the information on where to go to submit their letters electronically so please be sure to list accurate information. The department will only accept letters submitted via the online system.
      • The department will not accept letters submitted through any other format.
    • Academic Statement [one-page narrative of your academic journey]
    • Personal Statement [one-page narrative or your personal journey. i.e. family, growing up, hobbies, etc.]
    • Resume or CV
     

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

June 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

November 1st

Summer

Application Deadline

April 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,072
$13,896

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

The MSU Value Promise

You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

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MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.