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 PREREQUISITES

Principles of Management
or
MANA 51.521 - Management Theory

Principles of Marketing
or
MRKT 51.521 - Marketing Concepts

Prerequisites 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 prerequisites)

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 prerequisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

30

CRMN 6310 - Conflict Resolution Management
MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6312 - Communication and Business Behavior
MANA 6314 - Organizational Change and Development
MANA 6319 - Operational Finance
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (S-L)*
MANA 6360 - Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L)* (Capstone)
MRKT 6341 - Advanced Marketing Strategies
PROJ 6301 - Organizing the Project and Its Components
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 prerequisites)

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

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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