MBA 773 – Communicating for Success: Making Workplace Communication Work

1 Credit

Instructors

Paula Lentz, Ph.D.

Marcy Orwig, Ph.D.

Description

This course will enhance workplace communication skills.  The isolated academic context in which students first learned to write is likely much different than the professional context in which they communicate now. In this course, students will take their writing skills to the next level as they briefly review the foundational theories that inform organizational communication and apply practical strategies to writing effective routine, negative-news, and persuasive messages for their specific audiences. Using an organization with which they are/were affiliated as a reference, they will engage in discussions regarding communication in the workplace and offer their own writing samples for critique from fellow students and from the instructor. While written communication is the primary focus, many of the strategies can be applied to oral communication as well.

Elective Courses