Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Strategic Communication Online

Master effective, results-driven communication. This concentration provides a message-centered approach to vital rhetorical strategies used within the business world, as well as conveying risk and crisis communication to the public.

Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24
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Program Overview

Read about the MBA in Strategic Communication online experience

Curriculum in this 100% online MBA in Strategic Communication prepares you to plan, execute and evaluate tactical campaigns that maintain consistency within an organization's mission. You will focus on utilizing results-driven proactive and reactive messaging strategies and applying best practices when conveying risk and crisis communication to the public.

Core coursework includes finance, accounting, marketing, economics, behavioral management, research and data analysis to give you a foundation for success in any business.

As a graduate of this MBA online program, you will gain the knowledge to ascend to senior-level business communication roles, including:

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Campaign Manager
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Corporate Communications Director
  • Consultant in Reputation Management
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Campaign Manager
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Corporate Communications Director
  • Consultant in Reputation Management

Other online MBA programs also available:

SE offers a variety of other master of business administration concentrations in addition to the MBA in Strategic Communication online. Check out all our MBA online degree programs.

Total Tuition, Including Fees $12,420*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 36

Accreditation

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The John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

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Tuition

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SE is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give our students the best value and flexibility.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition, Including Fees $12,420*
Per Credit Hour $345

Calendar

See how our course schedule is designed for flexibility

There's no better time to begin your Master of Business Administration degree than now. We offer the convenience of a fast application-to-start calendar—you don't have to apply months before you want to start your MBA.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/22/245/3/246/1/246/23/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/246/21/247/15/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/248/16/249/15/2410/6/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/249/30/2410/11/2411/1/2412/8/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 6/10/24
Class Starts 6/24/24

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Admissions

Find your fit for our online Strategic Communication MBA program

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online MBA program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • No GMAT

To meet the admission requirements for SOSU's online MBA degree program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND at least three years of continuous professional work experience, AND approval of the program coordinator, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND a portfolio consisting of a letter of application which outlines the applicant's career goals and objectives and how an MBA degree will enhance them; a current resume, three professional letters of recommendation, AND approval of the program coordinator, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 9 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university.
  • No GMAT is required for the Southeastern Oklahoma State University online MBA.
  • There is a non-refundable $30 application fee for both domestic and international students.

Non-Business Undergraduate course requirements:

Our MBA is designed for students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds and is suitable for business and non-business graduates. For students entering the MBA program whose undergraduate degree is not in business, finance or a related field, pre-requisite coursework may be required before enrolling in Economics, Accounting, Finance, or Data Analysis courses. Students must satisfy pre-requisite coursework or present proof of coursework equivalency for the following:

  • ACCT 2103 Fund of Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2203 Fund of Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 2213 Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUS 2633 Business Statistics

Our MBA is designed for students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds and is suitable for business and non-business graduates. If you do not have a bachelor's in business, pre-requisites can be satisfied online, with four 1-week leveling courses. Our Enrollment Specialists will be able to provide you with more information on these 1-week courses.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Discover what you'll learn in our online business courses

For the MBA with a Concentration in Strategic Communication online program, students must complete the following coursework, including 24 credit hours of core courses and 12 credit hours of specialty courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of human behavior in organizations and its effect on establishing and attaining organizational goals in an effective and efficient manner.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An application of microeconomic principles to business decision-making. Economic theory and quantitative methods are applied to managerial decisions about pricing, production, profit maximization, and government restraints. It is presumed the student has an understanding of preliminary calculus.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The primary emphasis of this course is on management's use of accounting information to manage the resources of a complex organization. The course focuses on three major areas: fundamentals of cost systems; managerial decision-making; and managerial planning and performance evaluation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and methods of the scientific research process within the context of business and management. The course emphasizes an applied approach providing a thorough understanding of the nature and scope of business research.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An integrative course utilizing the comprehensive case study method to develop experiences in effective application of marketing strategies to create competitive advantages. Emphasis is on the relationship of the marketing function in a multinational context.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and application of statistical and quantitative techniques to various types of business data. Emphasis is on the interpretation and use of data analysis results from a manager's perspective. Use of statistical computer software is an integral part of course. Both descriptive and inferential statistics are covered.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the practice and theory of managers making financial decisions for the firm. The basis for all decisions builds from the premise of maximizing shareholder wealth. Topics include risk and return tradeoffs, valuing stock and bonds, evaluating choices among sources of capital and capital structure, evaluating dividend policy, evaluating the selecting expansion projects, using derivative securities to managing risk, firm valuation, and short-term cash management.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A capstone course for graduate students in the last stage of their coursework toward an MBA degree. It covers the integration of the skill and functions of management to develop long range plans and to implement and manage the efforts directed toward the accomplishment of organizational objectives.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn the process for planning, executing, and evaluating a strategic communication campaign consistent with the organization's mission and strategic initiatives. This course emphasizes strategic communication deployed for both for-profit and non-profit organizations, to internal and external audiences, using proactive and reactive message strategies.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Through a message-centered approach, this course introduces students to the planning, creation, deployment and critique of risk and crisis communication. Students will explore competing theoretical perspectives and rhetorical strategies used when conveying risk and crisis communication to the public.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Persuasion is a cooperative act and key to effective leadership. In this course, you will focus on developing persuasive messages to persuade teams, networks, and decision-makers. This study will emphasize message structure and form, request strategies, and audience factors that contribute to message acceptance or rejection.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Organizations communicate strategically. These messages develop, influence, and control internal and external structures, networks, and teams. In this course, you will study these messages and examine how organizational leaders communicate through challenges, engage in sense-making, and develop strategies for communicating change and development.

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