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Organizational Communication, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #184 (WUR) Online
The online Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication prepares students to excel as effective communicators and leaders in an organizational environment.

About

The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication online program focuses on the dynamics of communication in complex organizations. Its goal is to reveal how individuals within such organizations can become effective communicators. Whether this involves meetings or professional presentations, communicating during a crisis, or intercultural exchanges, the message is consistent: effective communication is essential to career success in any organization. Related topics include ethical issues in organizational communication, as well as strategies and techniques for assessment, negotiation, and information management. 

The online program is ideally suited to prepare students to communicate clearly in an organizational environment increasingly shaped by digital technology and media. The format also makes it easier for working professionals to balance coursework with their professional and personal commitments. Courses from this program can be applied toward the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Organizational Communication
  • Ethical Issues in Organizational Communication
  • Organizational Communication Assessment (should be taken as the last course)
  • Personal Branding
  • Crisis Communication
  • Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation
  • Interviewing
  • Intercultural Communication in the Organization
  • Organizational Culture, Climate, and Communication
  • Communication Networks and Managing Information
  • Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Conflict: Meeting Management
  • Introduction to the Digital Era: The Power of Social Media

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      1-1.5 Years

  • Credits
    18 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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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  • 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:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Online application 
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words)
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency Proof

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12564 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    12564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12564 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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