Professional Workplace Communication Certificate
Good communication skills ranked in the top 5 skills missing in mid-level management, according to Strategic Human Resources Talent Management. And, interpersonal and team skills were identified as the second most required work place competency employers expected in new hires. The new graduate certificate in professional workplace communication meets these workforce needs for business communications.
KU Edwards Campus has the only communication-related certificate among regional institutions. For business professional looking to improve soft skills without having to complete a full degree program, this 4-course, 1-year certificate option is an ideal solution.
All coursework can be completed at the Edwards Campus in the late afternoons or evenings, providing flexibility for working professionals. Learn more about admission requirements and through our frequently asked questions.
By successfully completing the following courses, encompassing 12 credit hours, you can earn a graduate certificate. Courses taken in a graduate certificate program and recognition of the earned certificate will be posted on your transcript.
There are two required courses and two elective options for this certificate. Each course is 3 credit hours.
Required courses include:
- COMS 811/930 Applied Organizational Communication
- COMS 730 Writing and Speaking for Decision Makers
Students will then choose two electives from the available COMS 930 courses or other COMS department approved courses. Options include, but are not limited to:
- COMS 930 Topics: Communication and Organizational Change
- COMS 930 Topics: Micro-level Organizational Communication (interpersonal communication in organizational contexts)
- COMS 930 Topics: Stakeholders and Organizations
- COMS 930 Topics: Communication and Leadership
- COMS 930 Topics: Communication in Teams and Groups
- COMS 930 Topics: Communication and Conflict in Organizations