Globalize Your English

As the organization and communication of mass information becomes more and more vital for professional purposes, businesses, institutions, and organizations are in great need of content material experts who can communicate effectively in English.  With the guiding principle of English as a Global Language, Global Professional English combines the skills of effective communication - in written, oral, and digital forms - with the expertise of management and marketing.  

 Additional Admissions Requirements:
Applicants must write a personal statement discussing their experiences, goals, and aspirations in the field of Global Professional English.  A minimum 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate credit hours must be earned. 

  Learner Outcomes:

   By the end of this program, students should gain knowledge of and/or skills in the following two areas:

Achievement Level Descriptors:

  • A mastering level of knowledge of the Global English discipline.
  • A mastering ability to employ writing and rhetorical strategies to a discipline-defined range of professional documents.  
  • A mastering ability to assess the quality of and edit professional documents within global, cultural contexts.
  • A mastering understanding and use of technology to develop, create, exchange, edit and re-exchange professional documents.
  • An advancing to mastering level of understanding of a second language for professional contexts and purposes.

Performance Level Descriptors

  • Identify a broad series of strategies for effective professional and rhetorical communication in Global English
  • Research and identify effective and appropriate cross-cultural social  and professional practices and protocol
  • Assess and identify audience for effective professional and workplace communication in Global English  
  • Engage in professional conversational skills like the following: Negotiation, Meeting and Group Interaction, Product Presentation, Meeting and Greeting, and Wireless & Digitized Communication  
  • Edit one’s own and others’ written and digitized communication within the workplace  
  • Use writing guides and handbooks to edit documents according to the rules and formats of standardized methods—such as MLA, APA, Chicago.   
  • Engage in the use of digital and technical devices and tools for effective rhetorical communication in Global English


MLS Core 10 hours required  
IDS 801 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies 1
IDS 802 Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective 3
IDS 803 Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society      3
IDS 804 Information Literacy 3
Concentration 18 hours required    
GLE 604 or
GLE 660 or
GLE 680
Advanced Global Business English OR
 e-Learning Professional OR
 Social Networking Management  
BCOM 601
BCOM 680
COMM 606
GBUS 802
MGT 622
MKT 603
COMM 602
COMM 604
GLE 610
INT 650
LDRS 650
LDRS 800 
MGT 605
MGT 611 
Managerial Communication
Corporate Communication
Conflict Management through Communication
Management and Marketing Concepts
Service and Operations Management
Customer Service and Relationship Management
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Topics in Contemporary Assessment
Interactive Systems Design 
Principles of Organizational Leadership
Organizational Leadership
Human Resource Management 
IDS 820 Projects in Liberal/Professional Studies 3
  TOTAL 31

 Program Advisor/Contact
 Dr. Dan Kulmala, Chair, Department of Modern Languages