Western Kentucky University

Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication (REF. # 175)

The Certificate in Organizational Communication is designed for managers and supervisors who wish to enhance their skills in the areas of organizational communication but do not see a current need for an advanced degree. Students will take graduate courses that focus on general organizational communication theory, the communication strategies useful in multinational businesses - either interpersonal or small group communication theoretical applications - and one other course chosen by participants as especially relevant to their own work and interests. Students' applied projects may be designed to address specific real-life communication problems in their own organizations.


The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication consists of the following (12 hours in total):

Core Courses (6 credit hours)

COMM 581: Applied Organizational Communication
COMM 561: Multinational Business Communication

Restricted Electives (3 credit hours)

COMM 586: Processes of Group communication
COMM 578: Seminar in Interpersonal Communication

Free Elective (3 credit hours, selected from the courses below)

  • COMM 563: Issues Management
  • COMM 564: Crisis Communication
  • COMM 565: Communication and Conflict
  • COMM 566: Corporate & Organizational Advocacy
  • COMM 571: Computer Mediated Communication in Organizations
  • COMM 578: Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 586: Process of Group communication
  • COMM 587: Communication in Intercultural Negotiation & Mediation



 Last Modified 10/24/13