Master of Arts in Communication/Master of Arts in Management

DUAL DEGREE PLAN

The dual degree program of the Master of Arts in Communication (MA in Communication) and the Master of Arts in Management (MA in Management) is designed to provide the communication, leadership, and management skills needed in today's business organizations. The dual degree plan is a 60-hour program, with students completing 30 hours of courses in the MA in Communication and 30 hours of courses in the MA in Management. Because the business environment is dynamic, special attention is given to organizational communication, adapting to organizational change, strategic communication management, and communication for global organizations.

ADMISSION

In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.

MA in Management foundational courses

(The courses listed below are requisites and may be satisfied through undergraduate credit.)

Courses listed in brackets are the undergraduate classes which may fulfill the foundational course requirements. These courses do not satisfy the 36-credit-hour requirement of the MA in Management program.

FINA 51.521 - Foundations of Finance [FINA 3301 Corporate Financial Management]

MANA 51.521 - Management Theory [MANA 3301 Principles of Management]

MANA 51.522 - Business Legal Environment [MANA 3308 Business and Public Law]

MANA 51.523 - Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing

MANA 6303 - Research and Statistics [MANA 3305 Management Statistics may be used if already taken. Otherwise, MANA 6303 must be taken.] (General and HR Concentrations only)

MSITM 51.525 - Programming Fundamentals (or equivalent)

MRKT 51.521 - Marketing Concepts [MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing]

Requisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution and do not count toward degree completion.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

MA IN COMMUNICATION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

30

COMA 6303 - Digital Media Communication
COMA 6305 - Presentation Communication (S-L)*
COMA 6309 - Social Media and Communication
COMA 6312 - Advanced Persuasive Communication
COMA 6314 - Intercultural Communication
COMA 6320 - Organizational Communication
COMA 6321 - Strategic Communication for Organizations
COMA 6322 - Communication Campaigns
COMA 6324 - Communication for Global Organizations
COMA 6326 - Organizational Communication Management Graduate Research Project
Six (6) hours of the MA in Management Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MA in Communication Required Curriculum.

MA IN MANAGEMENT REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

30

MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics

MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (S-L)*
MANA 6333 - Operations and Quality Management

MANA 6358 - Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

MANA 6360 - Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L)* (Capstone)
MANA 6370 - Innovative Leadership (S-L)

PROJ 6301 - Organizing the Project and Its Components

Select two courses from MA in Management concentrations with approval of Program Director or Academic Advisor.
Six (6) hours of the MA in Communication Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MA in Management Required Curriculum.

TOTAL HOURS

30 hours

MA in Communication Required Curriculum

30 hours

MA in Management Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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