Professional Communication Management, Postgraduate Certificate

Professional Communication Management, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
This six-month Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication Management from Royal Roads University will improve your management of internal and external corporate communication, solidify your understanding of stakeholder and public relations and enable you to develop a deeper understanding of social media strategy and governance.

About

Who It’s For

This Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication Management Professional Communication Management from Royal Roads University has been designed for communication professionals directly responsible for organizational or corporate communication including managers who wish to strengthen their ability to manage communication strategically and leverage traditional, digital, and social media to strengthen relationships with stakeholders, customers, and other key groups.

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy.

Outcomes
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and collaboration skills in complex business environments.
  • Develop skills to create a strategic communication plan for your organization.
  • Manage social media effectively and be able to incorporate all digital media into communication planning and delivery.
  • Demonstrate the return on investment of public relations and communications.
  • Create and support the framework of stakeholder relations.
  • Manage crisis situations and protect the organization’s reputation when under threat.
  • Build the skillset needed to work at the executive level effectively.

The program’s flexible schedule allows you to further your education while maintaining professional and personal responsibilities. The certificate can be applied in full toward the MA in Interdisciplinary Studies; and the MA in Professional Communication; and up to six credits into the MBA in Executive Management program as long as admission into those programs has been granted. 

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity
  • Leadership, Community, and Collaboration in a Complex Environment
  • Leveraging Social Media
  • Strategic Communication

    Detailed Programme Facts

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    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • 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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    • 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 (Grade B2):

      176

      C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

    Academic Requirements

    Standard Admission
    • Completion of a four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
    • At least three years of related full-time work experience.

    Flexible Admission

    Applicants who do not meet the Standard Admission requirements will be considered for Flexible Admission and assessed as follows:

    • At least five years of related full-time work experience.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      7871 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7871 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
    • National Applies to you

      6290 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6290 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 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

    Financial planning is a crucial component of early educational planning. Please review funding opportunites well before your program begins to help build a reasonable budget.

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