Global Professional English

Last update: January, 2013


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 Advanced Global Business English OR
    GLE 660 e-Learning Professional OR
    GLE 680 Social Networking Management (6-9 Credit Hours)
  • BCOM 601 Managerial Communication
    BCOM 680 Corporate Communication
    COMM 606 Conflict Management through Communication
    GBUS 802 Management and Marketing Concepts
    MGT 622 Service and Operations Management
    MKT 603 Customer Service and Relationship Management
    COMM 602 Intercultural Communication
    COMM 604 Interpersonal Communication
    GLE 610 Topics in Contemporary Assessment
    INT 650 Interactive Systems Design
    LDRS 650 Principles of Organizational Leadership
    LDRS 800 Organizational Leadership
    MGT 605 Entrepreneurship
    MGT 611 Human Resource Management (9-12 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 820 Projects in Liberal/Professional Studies (3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL: 31 Credit Hours

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

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