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Corporate Communication Minor

The ways in which organizations communicate and interact with employees, customers and others is evolving, converging and becoming ever more complex. Learn how to engage a wide variety of audiences most effectively — at the crossroads of digital and human spaces — with the University of Central Missouri’s Corporate Communication minor. At UCM, you’ll gain vital soft skills to enhance the tangible business skills of these undergraduate degrees and others:

Connect with people wherever they are

With more employees working remotely and more consumers communicating with brands online, your ability to make meaningful, personal connections enhances your value to employers. In classes on our Warrensburg campus — with a couple of them also offered online — UCM’s Corporate Communication minor will teach you how to manage both digital and interpersonal channels in two to three semesters. You’ll then be prepared to lead in the job market, no matter your career path, through your ability to create loyal customers and enthusiastic employees.

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On-campus and online offerings

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Service- and client-based experience

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Corporate comm internships available

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Enhance any bachelor’s degree

What you will study

Digital media is driving communication and creating new cultures. At UCM, you’ll examine why you need — and learn how to use — specific messages across different channels to create meaningful interactions with coworkers, partners, prospects, customers and others — valuable knowledge for any major or career path. You’ll gain best practices to help avoid conflict and apply your learning to ensure your proficiency.

Strengthen vital business skills with UCM’s Corporate Communication minor

UCM’s Corporate Communication minor, designed for the 21st century, will teach you these skills and others to engage people in the digital realm:

  • Online presentation skills for remote meetings and events
  • Infographic development to help audiences visualize your message
  • Research brief writing to prove your strategies to organizational leaders
  • Social media auditing to know what’s working and what isn’t

These achievements help you strengthen other business skills — critical thinking, analysis, presentation, leadership and relationship-building — into invaluable career and life tools.


Excellence in Corporate Communication

  • A Most Popular College for Communication & Journalism (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in corporate communication

At the University of Central Missouri, we place great emphasis on applied learning for your Corporate Communication minor to strengthen various skills.

  • Case studies: You’ll conduct research and examine case studies to see how organizations are succeeding — and missing the mark — in their communication.
  • Internships: Choose to complete an internship for a first-hand look at your career and to enhance your resume. Organizations in Warrensburg often look to us for interns to tackle a variety of communication functions, from sport communication to social media.
  • Service-learning and client-based projects: Perform social media audits or assess a crisis communication plan, as examples, for an organization of your choosing. Whether your engagement is real or hypothetical, these assignments will help bring your classroom learning to life.
  • Student organizations: UCM offers over 185 student and professional organizations to join for social and networking opportunities. Many UCM Communication Studies students, including Corporate Communication minors, can choose to join the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The nearby Kansas City chapter of IABC hosts special events and other opportunities to meet active communication professionals.


What can you do with a minor in Corporate Communication from UCM?

The increasing importance of corporate communication for bridging the divide between digital and interpersonal interaction means more career possibilities. While you may choose to work independently and serve the needs of various organizations, many UCM graduates assume roles within a wide variety of organizations where corporate communication is an integral part of day-to-day operations. Consider these career paths in any industry:

  • Social media manager or planner
  • Communications analyst
  • Content marketing manager
  • Digital strategist
  • Corporate recruiter
  • Sales or account manager

How to find a job in corporate communication

UCM’s Career Services Center is available to help with every facet of your career search — from building your resume to building your network at campus events. You can also use the interactive tool below to explore your opportunities in corporate communication.




Financial assistance options for your Corporate Communication minor

At the University of Central Missouri, we are committed to helping you get the education you need to build vital communication skills that enhance your value to employers, no matter your major. We offer some of the nation’s most affordable tuition rates and have been recognized by LendEDU for low student debt. We still realize that many, if not most, students need means to help finance their undergraduate degree, so we also offer loans, grants and employment opportunities. In addition, you may qualify for scholarships made possible by UCM, alumni and other supporters.

What scholarships are available for UCM’s Corporate Communication students?

Depending on your UCM undergraduate major, you’re likely eligible to apply for numerous scholarships. You can search for program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.



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If you have a desire to effectively connect with people in your career, consider one of these other UCM minors to reach your goals:


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