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Organizational Communication Management
113 Shanks Hall Mail Code 0311
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Organizational Communication Management Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication Management is a 12-credit program. The purpose of the certificate program is to teach students how to manage an organization’s communication plan. Students will learn how to collect and analyze data related to how an organization’s communication plans are perceived by internal and external stakeholders, such as employees and customers. Students will learn how to use public relations theories to disseminate information within organizations. Graduates will be prepared to gather and use data to manage communications plans for businesses and organizations.
How to Apply:
Fill out the online application for participation in the certificate program.
Upon processing of the application, you will be contacted
with information about the submission of additional
required materials. Thank you for your interest.

Organizational Communication Management Admission Requirements

Students must submit a statement of interest, a transcript, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 (4.0 Scale)
  • Compatibility with faculty research interests
  • TOEFL/ IELTS score required  (if applicable)

Organizational Communication Management Course Requirements

  • COMM 5054: Qualitative Methods in Communication (3 credit hours) 
  • PR 5514: Public Relations Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
  • PR 5524: Organizational Communication (3 credit hours)
  • Students are required to select one elective. Some elective examples include:
    • COMM 5014: Communication Theory (3 credit hours)
    • COMM 5024: Quantitative Methods in Communication (3 credit hours) 
    • PR 5534: Crisis and Issue Management (3 credit hours)
    • PR 5724: Environmental Planning Studio (3 credit hours)