Strong written and verbal communication skills are universally valued in corporate, nonprofit, government and entrepreneurial organizations. Assumption’s organizational communication students study the patterns, systems and networks of communication within an organization and develop the skills to effectively communicate with internal and external constituencies.
This major has a business foundation with a required core of six business knowledge courses, including: management, marketing and microeconomics.
Students who major in this program take a required, 3-credit course in either “Internship in Business” or “Portfolio Management” in their junior or senior year.
The internship/seminar course provides hands-on experience and training, networking with professionals in the field, and assessment of your personal career strengths and interests. You’ll spend a minimum of 120 hours working with professionals in the field. In this capstone seminar, students discuss organizational behavior and management concepts.
The portfolio course enables you to document your knowledge and skills, develop a resume and compile writing samples that make you more marketable as you seek your first professional position or as you apply for graduate school.
By combining the College’s strength in the liberal arts and business, students develop skills that enable them to be employed in areas such as:
- strategic communications
- media relations
- marketing communications
- internal communications
- investor relations
- corporate social responsibility
- government relations crisis management