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Corporate Communication major

Imagine sitting down with the company CEO and planning how to communicate the corporate vision. Then see yourself consulting with the marketing department to develop the roll-out of the next strategic initiative or envision yourself crafting a message about a possible merger that must reach all company employees. If these communication challenges get you excited, the corporate communication major is for you. The corporate communication major prepares you to address the full range of communication that occurs within the corporate world. You will learn to be flexible and adaptable in response to current and future trends in corporate life.

On the leading edge.

More corporations are expanding their communication efforts to better position themselves in an ever-changing marketplace. Marquette is one of only a few universities to offer a corporate communication major.

Be strategic.

Courses in the corporate communication major focus on critically evaluating organizational needs and framing strategic responses that work in a variety of settings.

Be an advocate.

Drawing on Marquette's Jesuit tradition, you will develop the tools to become a voice for more socially responsible corporations.

Crossing boundaries.

The communication issues that face corporations are not contained in a single department. As a result, the interdisciplinary focus of the corporate communication major draws from multiple areas in communication, as well as business.

Develop a vision.

Learn how you can be central to helping a corporation establish a distinct identity in a global environment with a corporate communication major.

Beyond the classroom.

In addition to internships, several classes put you in an organizational context that requires you to apply communication theories, principles and practices.

Be heard.

One of the greatest challenges facing organizations today is being heard in an information-saturated environment. The corporate communication major gives you a seat at the table when decisions are being made about how to strengthen a corporation's voice.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.

Freshman

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Media in Society
  • Contemporary Presentation
  • Histories of Cultures and Society Elective
  • Rhetoric and Composition 1
  • Foreign Language or Diverse Cultures
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Science and Nature Elective

 

Sophomore

  • Issues in Corporate Communication
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Business Foundations
  • Organizational Communication
  • Diverse Cultures
  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Literature and Performing Arts Elective
  • Statistics

 

Junior

  • Corporate Writing
  • Communication Audits and Consulting
  • Corporate Rhetoric
  • Strategic Research for Advertising and Public Relations
  • Corporate Communication Elective
  • Theory of Ethics
  • Theology Elective
  • Major/Minor Electives

 

Senior

  • Corporate Communication Electives
  • Corporate Communication Internship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Minor/Elective Courses

Communication

You might like the Corporate Communication major if you

✓ Want to help businesses find creative solutions to communication needs

✓ Are a strategic thinker

✓ Are an excellent communicator

✓ Enjoy working with people

What can you do with a major in Corporate Communication?

Corporate CommunicationCorporate communication graduates will have the expertise to enter corporate communication departments, organizational communication fields and consulting industries. Not only will graduates be prepared to work in corporate settings, but they will also have valuable skills that can be put to use in many nonprofit and governmental settings.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in corporate communication.

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