Course Schedule for Fall 2017




The final course enables students to practice their multifaceted roles as advisors, educators, and integrators within an organization. For their final project, students work with a client to integrate a communications strategy across diverse global markets. The strategy must demonstrate key concepts from each of the previous four courses and include a management model for implementing the effort. In addition, students are asked to demonstrate other competencies, including developing and administering training that is suitable for a global organization, conducting an advising session with a senior executive, and creating a personal leadership development plan to serve as a roadmap for future success.

Note: Student must receive a B or better to graduate. Requires extensive work outside the classroom. Meetings will be determined between the student and instructor.

  • Course #: MPGC-900-01
  • CRN: 33698
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Darr-Feldner, L.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:


Global Leadership & Comm

Overview: The first residency is designed to orient the group to the challenges and opportunities of communications leadership positions, with particular emphasis on the impact of new technology and globalization on these roles. Students are paired with an executive coach, who works with them throughout the duration of the program to help them develop a deeper understanding of their own leadership style and aspirations. They have the opportunity to explore their individual values and start applying them to the situations that communicators in leadership positions face on a daily basis. A highlight of the residency is a crisis communications case study that is further complicated by the global implications of communications management.

Note: Students are required to be on-site in Washington, DC for the 9-hour daily September 24-30, 2017 residency.

  • Course #: MPGC-500-01
  • CRN: 28907
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Muhlberg, J.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Oct 24, 2017
  • Class Meetings:


Global Strategy Management

Explore communications planning and management, understand the diverse nature of stakeholder engagement, and introduce the best practices and models of strategic communications. The one-week on-site residency will be in London, U.K., designed to explore the best practices of strategic planning and global communications management. This residency emphasizes understanding new models and best practices for strategic planning and in managing global communications. In addition, stakeholder identification and engagement will be explored with a focus on digital tools.

Note: Students are required to be on-site in London, UK for the 9-hour daily November 12-18, 2017 residency.