School of Communication

B.A. in Communication Management

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Did you know that people who are most successful in their work are those with excellent interpersonal communication skills? Business executives rate the ability to use skills such as listening, problem solving, teamwork and making public presentations in different work situations among the most important factors for upward mobility. The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Management teaches you the tools and theory you need to pursue an exciting range of careers that revolve around the dynamics of human relationships in different work settings.
The program combines social sciences coursework with training in professional communication skills. Nationally recognized scholars offer courses in each of the areas of emphasis. Students may also complete internships and must apply what they have learned in a final capstone course.

Special tracks: Five areas of concentration are available within the communication management major: health communication, intercultural communication, mediation, organizational communication, and relational communication. You will need to complete the requirements for one of these concentrations to complete the Communication Management major.

Each area of concentration teaches students major theories of human communication, how to apply research to specific contexts and manage information, and insights regarding how communication can be used successfully in everyday life.

Official Course Requirements and Courses Offered (as listed in the Course Catalog)

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For Advising in this major, contact any of the faculty in your area of interest or call 216.687.4630 to be connected with an available advisor.


Why major in Communication Management?

A major in communication management can prepare students for a variety of careers involving organizational consulting, health care advocacy, dispute resolution, and management of communication divisions of major companies. Organizations need people who are sensitive to communication problems and can use their expertise to mediate disputes. Health-care organizations seek employees with sensitivity to doctor-patient communication and appreciation for the cultural context in which health communication takes place. Corporations seek specialists in team-building and leadership, aspects of the communication management major. Expertise in communication management should also be helpful to those who want to apply their expertise to solving social problems and improving quality of life in Northeast Ohio.

More career information can be found here.

Still not sure this is the major for you?

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Mailing Address
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 233
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
1st & 2nd Floors
Music & Communication Building
2001 Euclid Ave.
Phone: 216.687.4630
Fax: 216.687.5435
Web Contact
Rick Pitchford
Phone: 216.687.5077

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