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.
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.
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)
COMA 6303 - Digital Media Communication
MA IN MANAGEMENT REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)
MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (S-L)*
MANA 6358 - Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
MANA 6360 - Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L)* (Capstone)
PROJ 6301 - Organizing the Project and Its Components
Select two courses from MA in Management concentrations with approval of Program Director or Academic Advisor.
MA in Communication Required Curriculum
MA in Management Required Curriculum
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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