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Strategic Communication Management

Strategic Communication Management

Designed to prepare you to oversee advertising and public relations programs in a professional context, this certificate provides a holistic view of the perspectives, theories, and communication skills you'll need to succeed in a communication manager position. Expect engaging coursework combined with practical application and training. You'll come away with the skills, confidence and expertise to lead a team, whether you're working with in-house or external agencies. 


credit hours

Per credit hour
for Ohio residents

entry terms

Who should apply?

This certificate is ideal for communication professionals who are looking to advance in their roles. Specific positions might include:

  • Communication managers
  • Social media managers
  • Account managers or strategists
  • Digital managers
  • Project managers
  • Public relations representatives

A 5% scholarship is available for alumni and military service members

Required Courses

  • COMM 5018: Strategic Management Seminar - Learn to use strategic thinking to create messaging and delivery plans.
  • JOUR 5820: Strategic Communication Management - Examine and apply theories and concepts employed in a contemporary professional setting. 
  • COMM 5800: Strategic Communication Fundamentals - Learn how to manage a strategic communication account.
  • COMM 5830: Media Planning Fundamentals - You'll assess and critique comprehensive media plans in various contexts in addition to developing your own media plan. 

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Here to Help

Paula Linscott

Paula Linscott, Senior Partnerships Manager in the Scripps College of Communication, can assist you with the application process. You can reach out to Paula any time with questions. We look forward to hearing from you!