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Kaley Klaus, MLS Coordinator
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 235

Corporate Communications Concentration

About the Program

Earning a degree in liberal studies provides you the opportunity to systematically explore a wide realm of knowledge and wisdom to help you better understand yourself, others and the world around you. Liberal studies focus on intellectual, social, and moral growth and helps foster your love of learning.

The online Corporate Communication concentration is designed for experienced business professionals and for those in leadership positions. Graduates will have expertise to enter corporate communication to work in business, nonprofit, and governmental organizations.

Corporate Communication focuses on analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, writing skills, research, and analytics. These essential skills facilitate the development and implementation of effective communication strategies that advance an organization's goals and mission.

Program Admissions Requirements

This concentration requires a GPA of 2.75 or higher on the last 60 undergraduate hours. 

The program has also established these deadlines for priority application consideration:

  • Fall - May 1
  • Spring - December 1
  • Summer - April 1

Program Curriculum

MLS Core Courses: 10 credit hours (required)

  • IDS 801: Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies
  • IDS 802: Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective
  • IDS 803: Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society
  • IDS 804: Information Literacy 

Concentration Core: 12 credit hours

  • BCOM 601: Managerial Communication
  • BCOM 673: Problems in Business Communication
  • BCOM 690: Professional Development
  • BCOM 692: Managerial Presentations and Reports

Choose two of the following : 6 credit hours

  • LDRS: Choice of LDRS course (requires advisor approval)
  • BCOM 677: Internship in Business Communication (requires advisor approval)
  • COMM 606: Managing Conflict Through Communication
  • COMM 642: Crisis Management

Culminating Experience: 3 credit hours

  • BCOM 695: Corporate Communication

Total Required Hours: 31 credit hours

Program Contact

Contact Dr. Rose Helens-Hart if you think the Master of Liberal studies concentration in Corporate Communication is right for you. Once you have been admitted to this concentration, please follow the MLS Checklist, and carefully read the MLS Student Handbook. 

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