Overview & Career Outcomes

The Master of Science in Communications with a concentration in Corporate Communications is for professionals who want to change or advance their careers and develop corporate communication strategies and skills to become successful leaders. 

It has been a trend that society is holding organizations to a higher level where they are expected to not only make a profit but also make a difference in the community at the same time. Because of this, more organizations are building corporate social responsibility communication strategies that align the core business objectives and contributions to society. 

With the rise of digital transformation and corporate sustainability/responsibility, corporate communications professionals' roles encompass internal and external audience perception, crisis and reputation management, media and public relations, employee communications,  public speaking, corporate social responsibility, and social media management. This program provides the development of these diverse, in-demand skillsets to address the corporate communication challenges vital for an organization's success. 

Accelerate your success

Join Lasell’s vibrant community of working professionals and gain access to a wide range of resources to develop your expertise and expand your network. As a Lasell graduate student, you will:

  • Benefit from the experience of your faculty and peers, who bring deep expertise and a unique point of view to every class discussion and group project
  • Expand your network and learn to position yourself as a leader in your field
  • Engage with an active alumni community
  • Participate in career services programs that include webinars on salary negotiations and developing a career plan

Explore Corporate Communication Careers

Use the below Career Insights Tool to explore the different career options available for a Master's in Communications: Corporate Communications. The tool is powered by Burning Glass and pulls real-time data from labor market information. The tool uses AI to analyze all current job postings giving you the insight you need to make the right career decisions.  Jobs that have the highest earning potential by industry and geography and specific skills employers need for those jobs can be found through this tool.   If you find these careers are not for you, explore the "other options" button to find more information on other careers. 

Curriculum & Career Outcomes

The MS in Communications with a concentration in Corporate Communication is a flexible curriculum that advances students' professional interests and goals through hybrid and online formats. 

The curriculum includes a capstone in which you can choose 1 out of 4 options: professional internship, comprehensive exam, thesis, or special study project. 

The program is structured as followed:

  • 36 credits are required, of which up to 6 may be waived based on prior academic work.
    • 21 credits (7 courses) comprise the core offerings.
    • 9 required concentration credits (3 courses)
    • 6 related elective credits (2 courses) Students may take any courses offered at the graduate level to fulfill their elective credits.

Get information on our Course Schedules.

COM704
Corporate Communication
3 credits
COM715
Corporate Social Responsibility
3 credits
COM762
Communication Strategies for Leaders
3 credits
COM701
Communication, Ethics & Society
3 credits
COM702
Organizational Communication
3 credits
COM703
Communication Research
3 credits
COM705
Media Relations
3 credits
COM709
Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
3 credits
COM738
Persuasion & Public Opinion
3 credits
COM796
Comprehensive Examination
3 credits
COM797
Thesis
3 credits
COM798
Special Study Project
3 credits
COM799
Professional Internship
3 credits

Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Communication graduate degree or certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework*
  3. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. Resume

*A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than 3 years of professional work experience.

Materials can be provided through MyPortal or emailed to gradinfo@lasell.edu.