• Application Deadline
  • 3 months
    Duration

About

The Strategic Global Communication program at the Royal Roads University responds to the call for strategic, intercultural and international, communication skills by non-government organizations (NGOs), public, private, and not for profit organizations.

Students will take a systems approach to leading community or organizational development, taking into consideration cultural, governance, and communication principles through the lens of globalization, multi and interculturalism.

Outcomes

  • Develop skills in organizational communication in areas such as; crisis management, corporate image, identity and reputation, organizational culture and culture change, leadership theories, social relationships and networks, communication audits, power and control in organizational life, conflict in organizations, ethics and values, and corporate social responsibility.
  • Learn to analyse organizational structures and management styles with a focus on culture.
  • Gain tools for professional and personal development in a diverse society and workplace.
  • Develop a rationale and framework for research projects
  • Discover how interdisciplinary research can be combined with cultural studies with communication, sociology, psychology, business, mass media, and developmental studies among other traditions.
  • Gain an insight into the historical and contemporary nature of issues and theories that have influenced the field of development communication and explore the complex relationships between communication and socioeconomic development, and the role that communication plays in promoting (or impeding) social change and development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Intercultural Theory and Practice
  • Organizational Communication and Culture
  • Communication for Development and Social Change

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completion of a four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field, with a minimum cumulative GPA of B (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Normally, at least one year of work or volunteer experience, preferably in a leadership capacity. This experience should have immersed the applicant in a multicultural, intercultural, or international setting and fostered a basic understanding of intercultural communication.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8175 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8175 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
  • National

    6530 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6530 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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