comm400 | undergraduate

Management Communication Skills

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This course focuses on identifying and developing the communications skills necessary to manage individuals and groups successfully within business and work organizations. Students will identify their management communication styles and will assess and improve their effectiveness in the areas of interpersonal communications, group dynamics, diversity, motivation, team building, and conflict resolution.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Medium and the Message

    • Analyze contextual differences between computer-mediated and face-to-face communication.
    • Determine appropriate electronic media for various business messages.
    • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of computer-mediated communication.

    Interpersonal Communications

    • Explain the six functions of nonverbal communication.
    • Recognize common nonverbal cues in a business environment.
    • Describe how using unconventional language can become an obstacle to managerial communication.
    • Determine effective listening techniques for managers.

    Managerial Communications and Organizational Climate

    • Analyze the need for diversity awareness in communications.
    • Determine the managerial skills necessary for communicating in a diverse multicultural organization.
    • Assess managerial strategies for creating an interculturally sensitive organizational climate.
    • Explain the importance of managerial awareness of ethical dimensions in the workplace.

    The Communications Process

    • Identify the components of communication.
    • Describe the five levels of managerial communications.
    • Compare managerial communication approaches.
    • Explain how feedback relates to effectiveness of managerial communication.

    Group Dynamics

    • Explain effective group communication skills.
    • Analyze the leadership role in small groups.
    • Describe appropriate managerial actions to mitigate communication obstacles.
    • Apply conflict management strategies in an organizational setting.
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