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Organizational Communication Programs
The Department of Organizational Communication equips students with the skills and knowledge to lead organizations in both the public and private sector. Our program and area of study instills the intangible qualities that employers are looking for in new hires. Upon graduation, our students leave our department with exceptional knowledge and “real world” application in team building, conflict negotiation, organizational leadership, organizational hierarchy, managerial strategies, training and development and persuasion techniques (sales). Students acquire skills for assessing communication problems, designing communication systems, and improving communication quality. Our program provides a versatile career path, while arming students with the essential skills every professional needs to excel in the business and non-profit arenas.
If you are looking for a flexible career path that allows you to grow both economically and professionally then take a serious look at our program of study. Our programs are designed for both the traditional college student looking to build the skills for your future career path as well as the experienced professional looking to gain the skills necessary to advance their career.
What will I learn?
- Managerial communication
- Interpersonal communication
- Conflict resolution
- Training and presentation skills
- Intercultural communication
We offer degree paths in…
Undergraduate Study in Organizational Communication
Graduate Study in Organizational Communication
What is Organizational Communication?
We study the communication processes and skills that every leader needs to create great organizations. Regardless if you work in a multi-national corporation, a non-profit organization, or a small family business, organizing people to effectively live and work together depends upon strategic communication.
Department of Organizational Communication Mission
To develop student competence in the application and synthesis of those communication processes, theories and skills that enable individuals and groups to organize effectively in an increasingly complex and global society.
Our Program Goals
To prepare our undergraduate students for the roles described in our mission, we must assure their mastery of:
- Collaborative communication strategies
- Presentation skills
- Critical thinking
To prepare our graduate students for the roles described in our mission, we must assure they are able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical foundations of the discipline.
- Distinguish research methodologies and choose appropriate tools in solving organizational problems.
- Demonstrate effective communication practices in organizational settings.
Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business Mission Statement
The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business (AJB-CoB) prepares students for careers in the dynamic environments of business, information technology, public and private organizations, and mass communications. With a domestic student population drawn primarily from Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri, and Illinois; and a substantial international student population; the AJB-CoB strives for excellence by:
Engaging students in the acquisition of fundamental knowledge; mastery of professional skills (including oral and written communication, problem solving and critical thinking); and the application of knowledge and skills to emerging issues, technologies, and professional practices in a student-centered learning environment.
Providing students with quality undergraduate and master’s degree programs embodied in relevant curricula and innovative learning environments.
Encouraging students in intellectual and social development by providing a high degree of student and faculty interaction both inside and outside the classroom, cultivating leadership, and developing an appreciation for ethical issues and diversity in the global market place.
Providing students with global perspectives in the classroom, while also encouraging both students and faculty to pursue opportunities for international travel and learning.
Developing and encouraging academic outreach, collaborative relationships with alumni, business and industry, public schools, government agencies and non-profit organizations, as well as colleges and universities at home and abroad.
Supporting a faculty commitment to quality teaching, service and continuous improvement that is enhanced by a 50% to 65% focus on Discipline Based Scholarship (DBS), with secondary emphasis on both Contributions to Practice (CP) and Learning and Pedagogical Scholarship (LPS).
Learn more about the mission, vision and goals of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business.