University Catalog 2023-2024

Professional Communication and Managerial Skills (Certificate)

This online certificate program is designed to provide graduate students and professionals with a common platform of courses that will enhance their communication skills and professional development. In particular, professional science master’s program students in the program will gain the management and communication training that will allow them to transfer success in the laboratory to success in the marketplace.

Admission Requirements

Students not attending NC State must apply through the regular application process. Proof of completion of a bachelor’s degree is necessary. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for admission to the certificate program. However, GRE scores are not required.

Students currently in a degree program at NC State may add the certificate program to their degree program by completing the application for currently enrolled graduate students.

Other Relevant Information

The interdisciplinary certificate requires a total of 12 credit hours, with 6 hours taken in the Poole College of Management and 6 hours taken in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Two required classes are BUS 590 (Management Foundations) and BUS 554 (Strategic Project Management). Two of the three following classes should also be taken: COM 521 (Communication and Globalization), COM 527 (Seminar in Organizational Conflict Management), or COM 530 (Interpersonal Communication in Science/Technology Organizations). To earn the certificate students must achieve a minimum 3.0 GPA in the program.

Plan Requirements

Required Courses12
Strategic Management Foundations
Project Management
Select two of the following:
Communication and Globalization
Seminar in Organizational Conflict Management
Interpersonal Communication in Science and Technology Organizations
Total Hours12