Why choose Management Communication?
The best leaders and managers are great communicators. Research shows that outstanding communicators go further and faster in their careers; they have the people skills that you will gain in the Management Communication major.
The Management Communication major develops six core competencies. Students learn to:
- RELATE: To create, nurture, and maintain sustainable relationships with diverse individuals and groups.
- INFORM: To build shared understanding clearly, accurately, and comprehensively through writing, presentations, and new media.
- INFLUENCE: To develop strategies to create, reinforce, change or shape beliefs, attitudes, and intentions.
- CRITIQUE: To evaluate and reflect critically on communication strategies and processes, including consideration of ethics and alternatives.
- DESIGN: To assess, develop and use a range of communication systems, technologies, and forms of mediated communication.
- PROBLEM-SOLVE: To research and analyse situations, identify different perspectives, make recommendations, and develop strategies and plans for effective communication.
The rapid growth of communication industries and functions in major organisations means that management communication graduates are always in demand. Surveys of employers demonstrate time and again that communication skills are the most valuable of employee attributes.
The Management Communication major should be your first choice if you are interested in people and want to facilitate the strategic development of communication for both organisational and social good. However, it is also an excellent second major and will make you a better marketer, accountant, or whatever your chosen profession may be. After all, no matter what your career, you will be more successful if you can communicate effectively.