Almost every college graduate will go to work for an organization. Thus, knowledge of and training in effective organizational communication skills and practices are relevant to a variety of careers and an excellent major.
Organizational communication students learn both practical skills, such as creating effective memos, newsletters, brochures, and organizational presentations, as well as developing a deeper understanding of organizational theory and research. An organizational communication degree trains students in how to adapt interaction to evolving organizational interests, needs, desires, and concerns.
The most recent job outlook statistics from the National Association for Colleges and Employers rank effective communication skills as the most important job characteristic employers consider when making hiring decisions, ranking above even technical skills.
A degree in organizational communication prepares students to work more effectively in a wide range of contexts and to meet industry demands with more advanced communication training.
Updated: November 30, 2012