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Track and Concentration Options

Organizational Communication Track
The Organizational Communication track focuses on communication challenges specific to business and organizational settings. It helps students to understand and manage the broad communication processes within organizations while enabling them to develop their individual skills as communicators. This track will be of interest to professionals in corporate and nonprofit settings, particularly those who manage employees or have responsibilities for personnel issues.

Multicultural Communication Track
The Multicultural Communication track focuses on the dynamics of communication across cultures. It explores not only what happens when people of two different cultures meet, but also what happens when people from a variety of cultures and ethnicities come together in one organization, community or country. This track will be of particular interest to those who work with international and multiethnic corporations and to public service personnel serving individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultural traditions.

Training and Development Concentration
The Training and Development concentration provides students with a foundation in adult learning theory as well as theories of organizational change. Students learn how to conduct organizational communication assessments and design interventions to facilitate organizational problem-solving. Furthermore, students are taught how to design and implement training activities in organizational contexts. The concentration also provides opportunities for students to explore organizational diversity conceptually and as an ongoing influence on organizational communication processes. ‚Äč