Executive Master of Professional Studies in Global Strategic Communications

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Achieve Success in a Complex & Dynamic Industry

As the communications role within an organization takes on greater importance in today’s changing landscape, it is clear that future leaders will need a different level of preparation for these expanding positions. These leaders need to be more than functional experts; they must have both a strategic and a global mindset in order to cut through the clutter and effectively communicate in a world of increasing complexity. And they need to be multidimensional strategists and advisors, collaborative leaders, problem solvers, and integrators.[1]

The executive master’s in Global Strategic Communications primes communicators to be the candidates of choice for the most sophisticated leadership challenges across a variety of industries. Graduates will be able to apply the broad leadership competencies and strategic mindset needed to function interdepartmentally, take on expanded responsibilities, and add value to the organization.

Alumni of programs within the Division of Professional Communications have gone on to assume roles including:

  • Vice President, Edelman
  • Director of Marketing and Communications, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
  • Global Corporate Communications Specialist, Hilton Worldwide
  • Executive Communications Lead, Lockheed Martin
  • Senior Digital Strategist, Weber Shandwick
  • Director of Communications and Outreach, Education Finance Council
  • Vice President of Communications, Ecuador Mi Pais
  • Director of Health Programs, The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.
  • Assistant Director of Science Communications, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Executive Director, Optima TM Digital
  • Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Account Supervisor, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
  • CEO/Lead Event Planner, Jaicee Events, LLC
  • Senior Account Executive, Social Innovation Practice, Waggener Edstrom
  • Digital Strategist, OgilvyOne Worldwide
  • Team Leader PR International, ECE Project Management
  • Executive Director, Young Playwrights' Theater
  • Communications Consultant, The World Bank
  • Strategic Communications Consultant, Partnership for Food Safety Education
  • Account Manager, Ipsos Marketing President, Newsworthy Productions

[1] Marshall, R., Shattuck, M., Stewart, H., Olson, N., & Fower, B. (2012). The Chief Communications Officer: Korn/Ferry’s 2012 Survey of Fortune 500 Companies. Retrieved from http://www.kornferryinstitute.com/reports-insights/chief-communications-officer-kornferry’s-2012-survey-fortune-500-companies

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