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MPMC-841-01

Activating Audiences for Causes

Every cause is driven by it’s supporters — from donors, to volunteer leaders, to advocates. We’ll use the latest in behavioral economics, program analytics, and brain science to show how you can inspire your audiences to support a non-profit cause and do good in the world. This course will explore: - how people are “wired” to support causes, and how to best persuade them to increase their support; - how age impacts what people want from the causes they support; - best practices for strategies and tactics that non-profits (and progressive brands) use to drive support. In the end, students will know how to craft (and evaluate) a pragmatic conversion strategy -- acquisition, conversion, activation, engagement and retention -- that goes beyond just informing and educating, but actually drives behavior.

Note: This course is cross-listed with MPPR-906-01 and hosted by the Public Relations & Corporate Communications Program.

  • Course #: MPMC-841-01
  • CRN: 38685
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPMC-706-01

Building your Creative Muscle

Ever wonder how ideas are generated? Ever been intimidated by a blank page? These insights and more may be gleaned from, “Building Your Creative Muscle." Creativity is an essential but often overlooked or misunderstood resource. Every person has his or her own creative tendencies and capacity, but many marketing and communications professionals lack the necessary confidence, experience, techniques, and habits to effectively harness their innate creativity. This course will instill an appreciation of and framework for applying creativity in your daily work by examining the topic at length and in myriad formats. We’ll identify the core concepts of creativity, examine and compare different techniques to generate it, and develop the discipline to turn down some ideas in favor of new and better ones. We will also explore how creativity is harnessed in different settings and careers.

  • Course #: MPMC-706-01
  • CRN: 38205
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Ney, J.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-719-101

Business Communications

Successful communication skills have become a critical management tool to thrive and survive in today's increasingly complex and fast-moving business climate. This hands-on, practical course teaches students to analyze, develop, and effectively communicate via all forms of business writing, presenting, visual storytelling, leadership, client management, and negotiating. This course covers the challenges of communicating across global organizations as well as the role that listening and emotional intelligence play in creating effective communication strategies.

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course. This course is cross-listed with MPDC-810-101.

  • Course #: MPMC-719-101
  • CRN: 38209
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Zajack, W.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-900-01

Capstone

During this final course, students will apply the comprehensive skills they have built throughout their study of the concept and practice of integrated marketing communications. After identifying and securing a company or organization of their choosing, students will respond to a marketing communications challenge by creating a well-researched, creative, integrated plan that exemplifies their development as IMC professionals. Students will be able to choose clients based on their personal interests or aimed at continuing the social impact mission of the program. Consumer research is the heart of the IMC planning process and students are required to develop their creative insights from original research. Throughout the semester, multiple forms of assessment—including quick-fire challenges, written projects, an ethical response paper, a final plan, and a strategy pitch—track and evaluate each student's level of competency in all IMC program learning goals.

Note: Students must complete the core and foundation courses (MPMC 500, 600, 602 and 603) and 6 electives to register for this elective course. Students may only take this course in their final semester of the program. A minimum grade of "B" is required to pass.

  • Course #: MPMC-900-01
  • CRN: 30835
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Koslow, A.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-840-01

Cause Consulting

Cause Consulting is a signature course in the PRCC program. It offers a cohort of students an applied learning experience by working collaboratively in small consulting teams to refine and implement communications plans for social impact clients, such as nonprofits or socially responsible businesses. It's also an opportunity to explore students’ leadership potential to create positive social impact throughout their careers, as they go through a semester-long journey to become consultants. Students who complete the course are recognized with the designation of Cause Consultants, which allows them to participate in exclusive opportunities through the Center for Social Impact Communication (CSIC).

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course. This course is cross listed with MPPR-900-01.

  • Course #: MPMC-840-01
  • CRN: 32994
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Trybus, J.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-722-01

Consulting

This course in Consulting is designed for aspiring communications professionals who may be interested in management consulting as a career and who seek an understanding of the skills, methodologies, and mindsets that are critical for this relatively new and fast growing profession. The course will proceed from a general outline of consulting using a case study approach to the specifics of consulting with an emphasis on the application of communications expertise in helping to realize the missions and improve the performance of organizations in both the public and private sectors as measured by their missions.

Note: Students must have completed MPMC-600 and MPMC-602. This course is cross-listed with MPPR 905-01.

  • Course #: MPMC-722-01
  • CRN: 38887
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Worth, S.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-600-01

Consumer Research & Insights

This course is a foundational component of the integrated marketing communications (IMC) program. The course builds student knowledge of research approaches and techniques, equipping them to keep consumer interests and needs at the center of integrated campaigns. Students will learn how to design, interpret, and apply primary and secondary research techniques used in campaign development, execution, and evaluation. Topics include how to locate and mine existing databases and resources; best practices for designing and executing surveys, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and observational studies; and how to incorporate digital tools and emerging technologies as part of an overall research plan. Focus will be placed on how to develop meaningful insights from research to guide audience segmentation and targeting, message strategies, creative development, and channel selection. The course combines textbook learning with real-world examples and applications so that students can experience research in practice.

Note: Foundation course requirement for the IMC program.

  • Course #: MPMC-600-01
  • CRN: 28914
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Copley, C.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-600-02

Consumer Research & Insights

This course is a foundational component of the integrated marketing communications (IMC) program. The course builds student knowledge of research approaches and techniques, equipping them to keep consumer interests and needs at the center of integrated campaigns. Students will learn how to design, interpret, and apply primary and secondary research techniques used in campaign development, execution, and evaluation. Topics include how to locate and mine existing databases and resources; best practices for designing and executing surveys, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and observational studies; and how to incorporate digital tools and emerging technologies as part of an overall research plan. Focus will be placed on how to develop meaningful insights from research to guide audience segmentation and targeting, message strategies, creative development, and channel selection. The course combines textbook learning with real-world examples and applications so that students can experience research in practice.

Note: Foundation course requirement for the IMC program.

  • Course #: MPMC-600-02
  • CRN: 35386
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Sikes, A.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-600-101

Consumer Research & Insights

This course is a foundational component of the integrated marketing communications (IMC) program. The course builds student knowledge of research approaches and techniques, equipping them to keep consumer interests and needs at the center of integrated campaigns. Students will learn how to design, interpret, and apply primary and secondary research techniques used in campaign development, execution, and evaluation. Topics include how to locate and mine existing databases and resources; best practices for designing and executing surveys, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and observational studies; and how to incorporate digital tools and emerging technologies as part of an overall research plan. Focus will be placed on how to develop meaningful insights from research to guide audience segmentation and targeting, message strategies, creative development, and channel selection. The course combines textbook learning with real-world examples and applications so that students can experience research in practice.

Note: Foundation course requirement for the IMC program.

  • Course #: MPMC-600-101
  • CRN: 31228
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Copley, C.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-704-101

Content Strategy

In response to changing consumer expectations, marketing has become less about paid advertising and more about providing value-added content to attract and retain customers. It is no longer acceptable to speak at customers; rather, they expect to be engaged in conversation around topics that they are interested in. Moreover, the addition of new web-based and social channels has created demand for large amounts of new content. Students in this course will work with clients to develop content tailored to a specific target audience. They will learn how to create a cross-channel content plan and build a portfolio of content samples for web stories, social media, email newsletters, and other channels.

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course. This course is cross-listed with MPDC-711-101.

  • Course #: MPMC-704-101
  • CRN: 36255
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Franklin Parrish
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-500-01

Conversations About Ethics

The process of educating the whole person starts with the study of ethics. The concept of IMC requires practitioners to look across multiple communications disciplines and consider each one’s unique challenges. At the same time, the practitioner holds the consumer’s wants and needs as the guiding force for planning. Looking at ethics through a professional lens, students are asked to explore their own values and are challenged to codify and commit to their own code of ethics in relation to a broad range of professional codes of conduct and best practices. Students will gain a solid foundation in ethics and relate what they learn to their own professional situation through class discussions, case studies, and guest lectures conducted by industry experts. This course is required for all MPS students and must be completed within the student's first few semesters in the program. Foundational concepts in ethics are woven throughout the program’s other courses and revisited throughout a student’s tenure.

Note: Core course requirement for the IMC program. A minimum grade of "B" is required to pass.

  • Course #: MPMC-500-01
  • CRN: 28910
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Boone, X.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-500-101

Conversations About Ethics

The process of educating the whole person starts with the study of ethics. The concept of IMC requires practitioners to look across multiple communications disciplines and consider each one’s unique challenges. At the same time, the practitioner holds the consumer’s wants and needs as the guiding force for planning. Looking at ethics through a professional lens, students are asked to explore their own values and are challenged to codify and commit to their own code of ethics in relation to a broad range of professional codes of conduct and best practices. Students will gain a solid foundation in ethics and relate what they learn to their own professional situation through class discussions, case studies, and guest lectures conducted by industry experts. This course is required for all MPS students and must be completed within the student's first few semesters in the program. Foundational concepts in ethics are woven throughout the program’s other courses and revisited throughout a student’s tenure.

Note: Core course requirement for the IMC program. A minimum grade of "B" is required to pass.

  • Course #: MPMC-500-101
  • CRN: 35153
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Thomas, S.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-500-102

Conversations About Ethics

The process of educating the whole person starts with the study of ethics. The concept of IMC requires practitioners to look across multiple communications disciplines and consider each one’s unique challenges. At the same time, the practitioner holds the consumer’s wants and needs as the guiding force for planning. Looking at ethics through a professional lens, students are asked to explore their own values and are challenged to codify and commit to their own code of ethics in relation to a broad range of professional codes of conduct and best practices. Students will gain a solid foundation in ethics and relate what they learn to their own professional situation through class discussions, case studies, and guest lectures conducted by industry experts. This course is required for all MPS students and must be completed within the student's first few semesters in the program. Foundational concepts in ethics are woven throughout the program’s other courses and revisited throughout a student’s tenure.

Note: Core course requirement for the IMC program. A minimum grade of "B" is required to pass.

  • Course #: MPMC-500-102
  • CRN: 39404
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Thomas, S.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-723-101

Design Thinking

Design thinking is a creative way to problem solve. Through a series of design challenges, this course prepares students to lead teams in envisioning new ideas by using both creative and strategic skills and developing innovative solutions to real-world design issues. Note: Requires a 'B' or better as foundation course requirement for the DMC program.

  • Course #: MPMC-723-101
  • CRN: 39065
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Kupersmit, B.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-806-01

Dig. Analytics & Measurement

This course examines the processes for gathering, interpreting, and presenting compelling digital data. Students will learn to use digital public opinion polling, specialized reports, social media platforms, digital analysis tools, and news aggregators to explain market research, audience trends, and social conversations. Students will also create data visualization tools to streamline data presentation into succinct, engaging formats.

Note: This course is cross-listed with MPPR 506-01. Students must have completed the core courses (MPMC 600 and 602) to register for this elective course.

  • Course #: MPMC-806-01
  • CRN: 30830
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Durand, N.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-806-101

Dig. Analytics & Measurement

This course examines the processes for gathering, interpreting, and presenting compelling digital data. Students will learn to use digital public opinion polling, specialized reports, social media platforms, digital analysis tools, and news aggregators to explain market research, audience trends, and social conversations. Students will also create data visualization tools to streamline data presentation into succinct, engaging formats.

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 and 602 to register for this elective course. This course is cross listed with MPPR-506-101 and MPDC-700-101.

  • Course #: MPMC-806-101
  • CRN: 34510
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Vallo, A.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-881-01

Digital Marketing

In this fast-paced course, we will examine the fundamentals of digital marketing. The course will provide a solid foundation for students to develop a cohesive digital marketing plan, including the strategies, tools and tactics that digital marketers employ. You will learn how to create a digital marketing strategy and translate that strategy into tactical objectives, goals, tasks, and measurements to build brand awareness, drive leads and awareness, and increase sales. Topics include online/display advertising, search engine marketing (organic and paid), social media marketing, content marketing, email marketing, mobile marketing and website development.

  • Course #: MPMC-881-01
  • CRN: 31490
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Tim Ito
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-520-01

Ethical Decision-Making

This course uses literature and film as case studies to explore the challenges and complexities of making ethical and moral decisions in our working and professional lives. The use of literature and film allows students to examine the nature of moral dilemmas and moral decision-making in real-life situations that are most often ambiguous, involve trade-offs and sacrifices, and that are influenced by a multitude of internal and external factors. The class will be open and interactive, including discussion, debate, student presentations, and student sharing of their own personal work experiences that they feel relate to the materials and issues raised. The particular literary works and films used in this course have been chosen so that they have clear application to the kinds of moral conflicts that arise in work settings such as personal values vs. institutional or enterprise values, loyalty vs. misplaced loyalty, workplace discrimination, whistleblowing, the morality of money, the morality of “selling,” women’s roles and sexual harassment, pressure to conform, and moral courage.

Note: This course is cross-listed with LSHV 530-01. (Liberal Studies Department)

  • Course #: MPMC-520-01
  • CRN: 38596
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Berkeley, L.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-602-01

IMC Campaign Planning

In today's ever-fragmented media world, it's never been harder, or more important, to develop a strong, integrated brand strategy to connect with people. From soft drinks to computers to the presidential election campaigns, managing a brand relationship with your audience is critical. In this class, students will learn how strategies are developed and explore how different communications disciplines can and should work together. You will learn the principles and practice of developing an integrated marketing communications plan using the Georgetown model – a building block for success in MPS IMC and in your career. There will be an emphasis on thinking creatively and strategically about business problems, as well as the importance of humanity and intuition in a data-driven world.

Note: Foundation course requirement for the IMC program. A minimum grade of "B" is required to pass.

  • Course #: MPMC-602-01
  • CRN: 28902
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Koslow, A.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-602-101

IMC Campaign Planning

In today's ever-fragmented media world, it's never been harder, or more important, to develop a strong, integrated brand strategy to connect with people. From soft drinks to computers to the presidential election campaigns, managing a brand relationship with your audience is critical. In this class, students will learn how strategies are developed and explore how different communications disciplines can and should work together. You will learn the principles and practice of developing an integrated marketing communications plan using the Georgetown model – a building block for success in MPS IMC and in your career. There will be an emphasis on thinking creatively and strategically about business problems, as well as the importance of humanity and intuition in a data-driven world.

Note: Foundation course requirement for the IMC program. A minimum grade of "B" is required to pass.

  • Course #: MPMC-602-101
  • CRN: 32991
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Bhargava, S.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-703-101

In Search of the Big Idea

The search for the "Big Idea" is part of advertising legend. But how relevant is this quest in a time of data-driven decision making? And how does this play out across today’s noisy media landscape? In this course, students will learn the communication building blocks of strategy, insights, and ideas. Starting with research-based insights that lead to a strategy, students will have the opportunity to flex their creative muscles to generate "big ideas.” At the end of the class, students will gain experience in balancing creativity with strategy in ways that will move audiences.

Note: This course is cross-listed with MPPR-702-101.

  • Course #: MPMC-703-101
  • CRN: 36254
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Matson, A.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-703-102

In Search of the Big Idea

The search for the "Big Idea" is part of advertising legend. But how relevant is this quest in a time of data-driven decision making? And how does this play out across today’s noisy media landscape? In this course, students will learn the communication building blocks of strategy, insights, and ideas. Starting with research-based insights that lead to a strategy, students will have the opportunity to flex their creative muscles to generate "big ideas.” At the end of the class, students will gain experience in balancing creativity with strategy in ways that will move audiences.

  • Course #: MPMC-703-102
  • CRN: 39457
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Bennett, L.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-721-101

Integrated Design Strategy

Visual design has become a key function in any organization that offers products, services, and experiences. Students will learn how to understand organizational branding and business strategy, how to identify issues and challenges, and in turn, offer successful products, services, and experiences. Students will also learn to align design strategies with an organization’s strategy and how to integrate design functions into the organization’s overall innovation and growth.

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course. This course is cross-listed with MPDC-712-101.

  • Course #: MPMC-721-101
  • CRN: 38210
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Richardson, R.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-716-01

Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Increasingly, entrepreneurship is a growth engine for the global economy – marketing is a crucial element that defines the success or failure of a fledgling business. This highly interactive class will explore business structures including how to define, identify and quantify opportunities and target markets. It will also cover key branding and marketing strategies necessary to launch, grow and maintain a small business. Bring your business ideas and be ready to learn how to market those visions into reality.

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course.

  • Course #: MPMC-716-01
  • CRN: 36792
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Lindsay, J.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-773-01

MPS IMC Internship I

This one-credit course is designed to give credit for students doing an internship with an organization that requires them to receive credit. The internships should be substantive and have the goal of providing relevant industry experience, portfolio items or other professional work for students to use when looking for jobs. This course is also meant as a way to help support students who are doing internships. Students are expected to check in every week with the instructor about their experience so that the instructor can give guidance for the internship and for working within a professional organization.

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course. Extensive, documented academic activity and experiential learning outside of the classroom (min. 6-8 hours per week) is required. Program Approval is required. This course is cross-listed with MPJO-860-01.

  • Course #: MPMC-773-01
  • CRN: 35609
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Garcia, G.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPMC-774-01

MPS IMC Internship II

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 as well as MPMC 773 Internship I to register for this elective course. Extensive, documented academic activity and experiential learning outside of the classroom (min. 6-8 hours per week) is required. Program Approval is required. This course is cross-listed with MPJO-861-01 and MPPR-873-01.

  • Course #: MPMC-774-01
  • CRN: 35608
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Garcia, G.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPMC-891-01

Personal Branding

Thought leadership and personal branding are two essential, yet often ambiguous ingredients in a career strategy. This course will arm students with the resources to evaluate, improve, and employ personal branding strategies for themselves and for key members of their organizational team. The course will discuss personal branding strategies in both digital and event contexts – including social media platforms, presentations, and networking opportunities.

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course. This course is cross listed with MPPR-891-01 and MPJO-891-01.

  • Course #: MPMC-891-01
  • CRN: 30833
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Blymire, C.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-717-01

Purpose Brands

This course introduces students to business fundamentals of brands with “purpose” and the critical role they play in the future of business and society. Students will develop a conceptual understanding of purpose-driven branding and its role in corporate social responsibility, nonprofit brand strategy, and social and environmental impact communications. They will learn how to develop a purpose brand, manage it within the communications, public relations, employee engagement, advertising and marketing realm, and integrate it across an organization. In addition, they will learn how to establish processes to communicate and report on the social and environmental impact of a brand from a client and management perspective.

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course. This course is cross-listed with MPPR-717-01. This course will run as a hybrid - it will alternate meeting synchronously on campus and asynchronously online every other week.

  • Course #: MPMC-717-01
  • CRN: 38616
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Ferry, L.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-603-01

The Brand Concept

What is a brand? What is the definition of a great brand? Why do some brands survive generation after generation while others fail after a short shelf life? This course will explore the core principles of branding. You will learn how brands compete in an environment full of choices for consumers, and the tactics they employ to be best in class. Using a consumer-centric approach, you will learn how to think critically and creatively about measuring, sustaining, building, and defending brands in today’s competitive environment.

Note: Foundation course requirement for the IMC program.

  • Course #: MPMC-603-01
  • CRN: 30823
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Santelli, R.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPMC-603-101

The Brand Concept

What is a brand? What is the definition of a great brand? Why do some brands survive generation after generation while others fail after a short shelf life? This course will explore the core principles of branding. You will learn how brands compete in an environment full of choices for consumers, and the tactics they employ to be best in class. Using a consumer-centric approach, you will learn how to think critically and creatively about measuring, sustaining, building, and defending brands in today’s competitive environment.

  • Course #: MPMC-603-101
  • CRN: 39370
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Handloff, R.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-702-101

The Management of IMC

This course will help students develop a deeper understanding of the business and financial dimensions of integrated marketing communications strategy, while enabling them to participate successfully at a mid-to-senior corporate level. In addition, students will develop skills that will help them contribute to the financial objectives of an organization — whether it’s for-profit, nonprofit, or government. How can a professional communicator contribute to the financial objectives of an organization or an agency, in addition to achieving the marketing and communication objectives? How do I make decisions about IMC that will help the organization meet its objectives and make consistent, positive additions to its bottom line? How do I move the organization to invest most productively in IMC? In this course, students will learn skills that begin with effective business decision-making and move methodically to generating and justifying IMC budgets that can support effective programs and drive the organization forward. (It’s sexier than you may think.)

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course. This course is cross-listed with MPDC-704-101.

  • Course #: MPMC-702-101
  • CRN: 36253
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Fiddler, R.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-715-101

User Experience

Today, visuals need to engage customers by offering an exceptional experience that people can identify with, purchase, and enjoy. This course provides an overview of user experience (UX) design, the role of research in a design process, and UX design approaches, including archetypes, storyboards, customer journey maps, and empathy maps.

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course. This course is cross-listed with MPDC-705-101.

  • Course #: MPMC-715-101
  • CRN: 38207
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schmidt, S.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-715-102

User Experience

Today, visuals need to engage customers by offering an exceptional experience that people can identify with, purchase, and enjoy. This course provides an overview of user experience (UX) design, the role of research in a design process, and UX design approaches, including archetypes, storyboards, customer journey maps, and empathy maps.

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course. This course is cross-listed with MPDC-705-102.

  • Course #: MPMC-715-102
  • CRN: 38208
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Subramanian, R.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPMC-720-101

Visual Communications

In today’s digital world, it has become necessary for communicators to use visual tools to communicate ideas effectively. In this course, students learn how to research, apply and critique typography, color strategies, digital imaging, design principles, and visual trends. Students should have working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other relevant computer programs prior to taking this course. Please note that MPMC-720 Visual Communications and MPMC-878 Design for Communicators cover the same content. Students should not take both of these classes at any point. Visual Communications is only offered online and Design for Communicators is only offered on campus.

Note: Students must have completed foundation courses MPMC 600 & MPMC 602 to register for this elective course. This course is cross-listed with MPDC-520-101.

  • Course #: MPMC-720-101
  • CRN: 36763
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Wang, X.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020