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Major in Corporate Communication

What is Corporate Communication?

Corporate Communication is the study and implementation of strategic organizational leadership in a changing global marketplace. It recognizes the importance of interpersonal and public communication in national and international organizational contexts, especially in terms of corporate public relations (public affairs), event planning, employee and community relations, communication management, and conflict negotiation.

What courses will I take in this major?

As a Corporate Communication major, you will be introduced to courses that include, but are not limited to:

Organizational and Management Communication

  • COMM 388    Corporate & Integrated Marketing Comm. Research
  • COMM 427    Communication Management
  • COMM 455    Small Group & Team Communication
  • COMM 456    Organizational Communication
  • COMM 463    Strategic Corporate Communication
  • COMM 486    Organizational Consulting

Public Relations

  • COMM 330    Integrated Marketing Comm. Functions I: Public Relations
  • COMM 430    Integrated Marketing Comm. Strategies I: Public Relations
  • COMM 322    Corporate Communication: Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Communication
  • COMM 350    Communication and Community Relations
  • COMM 387    Event Planning: Communication Architecture
  • COMM 445    Nonprofit Development & Philanthropy Communication

Professional Communication Skills

  • COMM 202    Business & Professional Communication
  • COMM 204    Professional Communication in Integrated Marketing
  • COMM 418W Conflict Management in Organizations
  • COMM 454    Interpersonal Communication

View complete curriculum and course descriptions.

Where can I intern or get a job?

As a Corporate Communication major, you are prepared for employment in corporate communication, internal marketing communication, public affairs, community relations, human resource management, for-profit and nonprofit firms and other business contexts. All Corporate Communication majors are encouraged to pursue one or more internships, both as a volunteer and as a for-credit experience. Internship opportunities are available year-round through our departmental Internship Office.