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Master of Arts in Communication/
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Dual Degree Program
Carter Willis, M.A. in Communication Program Director
Sandra Reid, Ph.D., Master of Business Administration 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.
Accounting I and II or ACCT 5311 Survey of Accounting
Business Law or MANA 51.522 Business Legal Environment
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics or ECON 5311 Managerial Economics
Financial Management or FINA 51.521 Foundations of Finance
Principles of Management or MANA 51.521 Management Theory
Principles of Marketing or MRKT 51.521 Marketing Concepts
Statistics or MANA 6303 Research and Statistics
BUAD 5301 Orientation to American Business Technology and Culture (for International Students only).
Prerequisites 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®).
Required Common Curriculum - 12 hours (excluding prerequisites)
Presentation Communication (S-L)*
||Communication Leadership for Groups
||Social Media and Communication
||Strategic Communication for Organizations
M.A. in Communication Required Curriculum - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
Advanced Communication Theory+
||Digital Media Communication
||Advanced Persuasive Communication
||Communication for Global Organizations
||Organizational Communication Management Graduate Research Project
Six (6) hours of the M.B.A. Required Curriculum serve as electives for the M.A. in Communication Required Curriculum.
M.B.A. Required Curriculum - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)
*(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
+Prerequisite: COMA 6300 or permission of the Program Director
||Required Shared Curriculum
||M.A. in Communication Required Curriculum
||M.B.A. Required Curriculum
||TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
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