Master's in Communication and Leadership
Leaders in the 21st century must have the ability to effectively communicate ideas with the conviction and power to inspire and motivate. Leaders foster creativity and promote collaboration to effectively achieve goals. The Master’s in Communication and Leadershipprogram is designed to provide students the resources to refine these skills for competitive advantage in the workplace. • Leaders of Fortune 500 companies cite communication as their most important function, spending 70-80 percent of their efforts communicating. • A growing number of CEOs point to organizational effectiveness, intellectual capital and people as critical elements required to compete and survive in today’s global economy. A Degree in Communication & Leadership will Develop a Student’s Ability to: • Think critically when communicating expectations and goals • Bridge relationship networks • Influence and motivate others within an organizational setting. • Collaborate effectively • Develop communication and leadership frameworks and capabilities that you can use throughout your career
Organizational Leadership Today’s organizational leaders must be able to prudently influence and inspire others through effective communication. Students develop effective skills in areas such as persuasion and influence, conflict management, relationship building and effective collaboration. Managing Not-for-Profit Organizations Leaders in not-for-profit organizations must meet the challenges of fundraising, long-range planning and development in a time when competition for resources is increasing. Students develop effective skills in relationship building, effective collaboration, and development. Integrated Marketing CommunicationToday’s environment demands that marketers differentiate their products or services through reputation and within the consumers’ relationship with the brand. Students develop effective two-way communication skills, marketing persuasion and an understanding of consumer behavior. • Complete an application form. • Have your GRE scores forwarded directly from the testing service (learn more about our GMAT/GRE test prep courses). • Provide one official transcript of all college work. • Submit other information as requested by the Admissions Committee.
The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on the basis of academic records with a minimum undergraduate GPA 3.0, scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and the likelihood of successful program completion. The Admissions Committee recognizes that an applicant's background and experience may enhance one's ability to succeed in this program. Those individuals who wish to have these experiences considered in the admission decision may submit letters of reference and/or information pertaining to such experience with the application form. The Admissions Committee recognizes that some applicants wish to begin the program prior to taking the GRE. A candidate whose QPA is 3.00 or higher may be admitted to the program as a non-matriculating student for one academic semester. A student may take no more than twelve semester hours of course work on a non-matriculating basis. Eligible students may enter in the fall, spring or summer semester. Preferred consideration will be given to those who complete the application process by June 15 for the fall, November 15 for the spring and April 15 for the summer. To receive the MS degree, students must complete the 36-credit program with at least a 3.0 Q.P.A.
Official undergraduate transcripts with accompanying Certified English translations (see organizations listed below). • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score report showing a score of at least 550 for the paper test, at least 213 for the CBT (computer-based test), or at least 80 for the IBT (Internet-based test). Scores must be forwarded directly from the testing service. Canisius also accepts IELTs scores of 6.5 or higher. • Completed Certification of Finances (COF) form, along with any necessary bank statements or sponsor affidavits, to secure a student visa. • Individuals who have completed university coursework at an institution outside the United States (except Canadian universities) must have their transcripts and degrees evaluated to be considered for admission. The following organizations are private institutions that will translate degrees and transcripts. There is a fee associated with evaluations. World Education Services, Inc. P.O. Box 11623 Chicago, IL 60611-0623 USA