Master of Arts in Communication and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree Program
Joanne Morgan, Ed.D., M.A. in Communication Program Director
Sandra Reid, Ph.D., M.B.A. Program Director
The M.A. in Communication equips students with the academic knowledge and professional skills related to the field of communication, by providing a focus on communication studies as well as organizational communication management. Students are exposed to theory, research methods, and contemporary trends in communication along with improving their skills in public speaking, designing effective visual support for messages, using technology related to communication, and leading communication activities for groups in order to support effective messaging throughout (and outside of) an organization.
The M.B.A. provides the knowledge and competency skills needed for strategic and visionary leadership which are needed in today's successful organizations operating in the global community. The M.B.A. curriculum gives special attention to critical/analytical thinking skill development necessary for effective decision making and leading others in the execution of strategic plans.
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.
Prerequisite course work must be satisfied for both degree programs.
- 12 hrs
- Required Common Curriculum
- 24 hrs
- M.B.A. Required Curriculum
- 18 hrs
- M.A. in Communication Required Curriculum
- 54 hrs
- Total Dual Degree
- ACCT 6321
- Managerial Accounting
- FINA 6301
- Corporate Finance
- MANA 6302
- Quantitative Analysis for Managers
- MANA 6310
- Leadership in Management
- MANA 6320
- Business Ethics
- MISM 6314
- Management Information Systems
- MRKT 6301
- Creative Problem Solving Marketing Decisions (S-L)
- MANA 6341
- Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component