Master of Science Corporate and Organizational
Communication Online

Please note: Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their DegreeWorks audits via the self-service tab of their myNEU portal.  Please consult your advisor with any questions.

Required Courses (21-25 q.h.)

CMN 6000/
INT 6000
Introduction to Organizational Communication/Writing Lab

This course is required for students who have less than two years of communication-related work experience. An online writing lab is an integral part of the course structure. CMN 6000 is a 12-week course and is a prerequisite for other CMN core and concentration courses. Students register for CMN 6000 and INT 6000 concurrently.

Students with two or more years of communication-related work experience begin the program with CMN 6010
3/1 q.h. 
CMN 6010 Strategic Communication Management
(prerequisite for CMN 6100 and CMN 6910)
3 q.h.
CMN 6020 Ethical Issues in Organizational Communication 3 q.h.
CMN 6080 Intercultural Communication 3 q.h.
CMN 6100 Communication Networks and Managing Information 3 q.h.
CMN 6050 Crisis Communication 3 q.h.
CMN 6090 Organizational Culture, Climate, and Communication 3 q.h.
CMN 6910 Organizational Communication Assessment (recommended as last course) 3 q.h.


Elective Courses (6-9 q.h.)

Students who take CMN 6000/INT 6000 should select two electives totaling 6 q.h. Other students select three of the following totaling 9 q.h.

CMN 6015 Introduction to the Digital Era: The Power of Social Media  3 q.h. 
CMN 6025 Digital Era Skills: Platforms, Tools, and Techniques  3 q.h. 
CMN 6120 Communicating to and with the Media 3 q.h.
CMN 6061 Personal Branding 3 q.h.
CMN 6070 Interviewing 3 q.h.
CMN 6110 Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Conflict: Meeting Management 3 q.h.
CMN 6060 Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation 3 q.h.
COP 6940 Personal and Career Development: Leadership in Practice (Enrollment into this course requires participation in the cooperative education program.) 3 q.h.
INT 6943 Integrative Experiential Learning 3 q.h.
NEW Experiential Learning Projects for Professionals 3 q.h.


Concentrations (15 - 18 q.h.)

Choose one of the following concentrations.


Human Resources Management Concentration

HRM 6005 Creating a High-Performance Organization: Strategic Organizational and HRM Choices 3 q.h.
HRM 6010  Total Compensation  3 q.h.
HRM 6020 Strategic Recruitment, Training, and Performance Management 3 q.h.
HRM 6030 Employee Rights and Employer Obligations 3 q.h. 
HRM 6040  High-Performance Human Resources Systems and Development 3 q.h.

 

Public and Media Relations Concentration

PBR 6100 Introduction to Public Relations
(This course can be waived for experienced public relations professionals.)
3 q.h.
PBR 6710 Public Relations Research: Understanding External Audiences (Prerequisite PBR 6100) 3 q.h. 
PBR 6130 Public Relations Writing Seminar 1 (Prerequisite PBR 6710) 3 q.h.
PBR 6140 Public Relations Writing Seminar 2 3 q.h.

Complete one of the following courses. (If PBR 6100 is waived, complete two of the following courses.) 

CMN 6025 Digital Era Skills: Platforms, Tools, and Techniques 3 q.h.
CMN 6035 Legal, Policy, and Ethical Issues in the Digital Era 3 q.h.
CMN 6045 Leveraging Digital Technologies: Strategy, Assessment, and Governance 3 q.h.
DGM 6290 Social Media and Brand Strategy Implementation 4 q.h. 

 

Leadership Concentration

LDR 6100 Developing Your Leadership Capability 3 q.h. 
LDR 6110 Leading Teams 3 q.h. 
LDR 6120 Organizational Leadership 3 q.h. 
LDR 6140 Strategic Leadership 3 q.h. 

Choose one of the following courses:

LDR 6135 Ethical Leadership 3 q.h. 
LDR 6125 Managing Organizational Culture 3 q.h.

 

Project Management Concentration

PJM 5900 Foundations of Project Management* 4 q.h. 
PJM 6000 Project Management Practices 3 q.h.  
PJM 6025 Project Scheduling and Cost Planning 3 q.h. 
PJM 6015 Project Risk Management 3 q.h. 

Choose two** of the following courses. Please contact your advisor when trying to register for PJM 6125, 6135, 6140, and/or 6705 as you will receive a prereq error. Before registering for any of those courses, you need to have completed two of the following courses: PJM 5900, 6000, 6025, and/or 6015.

PJM 6125 Project Evaluation and Assessment 3 q.h. 
PJM 6135 Project Quality Management 3 q.h. 
PJM 6140 Managing Troubled Projects 3 q.h.
PJM 6705 Portfolio Management 3 q.h. 

*This course is required for students who do not have at least two years of professional experience working on projects. This course is only intended for those who are not familiar with professional project work. Students with two years or more of professional project experience should not take this course.

**Students who take PJM 5900 are only required to take one course within this section.


Social Media and Online Communities Concentration

Choose five of the following courses:

CMN 6015 Introduction to the Digital Era: The Power of Social Media
(Students may waive CMN6015 if they have digital media experience. Please consult with your academic adviser.)
3 q.h.
CMN 6025 Digital Era Skills: Platforms, Tools, and Techniques 3 q.h.
CMN 6035 Legal, Policy, and Ethical Issues in the Digital Era 3 q.h. 
CMN 6045 Leveraging Digital Technologies: Strategy, Assessment, and Governance 3 q.h.
CMN 6065 Implementation and Management of Social Media Channels and Online Communities 3 q.h.
DGM 6285 Interactive Marketing Fundamentals 4 q.h.
DGM 6290 Social Media and Brand Strategy Implementation 4 q.h.
TCC 6710 Content Strategy  4 q.h. 

  

Required minimum credit hours: between 45 - 49 q.h., depending on the selected concentration.

Quick Info

  • 45 Quarter Hours
  • $29,070.00 total tuition
    (Based on 2016-2017 tuition rate)
  • Full-time years to completion: 2 years
    Part-time years to completion: 3 years
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