ACU announces the creation of a new graduate program within the Department of Communication and Sociology: a Master of Arts in Corporate Communication, with courses beginning in May 2016.
This degree will focus on skills that are highly demanded in the workforce, including training and development, organizational leadership, change management, persuasion, crisis/risk communication, intercultural/multinational communication, conflict management and practical research application.
“The master’s in corporate communication is ideal for recent college graduates who are entering the workforce or people who have been working and want develop advanced skills within a corporate communication context,” says Dr. Lauren Lemley, director of communication graduate programs. “Whatever your skills are, communication helps you grow as a leader and advance in your field.”
Students will begin the program with a one-week residency and attend six weekend courses during the next year – taking two courses per term (fall, spring, and summer). Between course meetings, students will complete assignments to prepare for conversations and course projects during their weekends together in Abilene. They conclude the program with a second one-week residency after one year in the program and completion of a final project. The entire program can be completed in just 15 months.
Allowing students to work full time and live away from Abilene, this program is ideal for working professionals and individuals who are interested in a flexible format.