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This course introduces students to the foundations of communication in a business setting as a critical component for success in the workplace. Students develop a foundation for designing effective messages, both written and oral, from concept to delivery. This course emphasizes elements of persuasive communication:  how to design messages for diverse and possibly resistant audiences and how to present that information in a credible and convincing way.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Develop a persuasive argument to promote change.
  2. Apply the principles of communication theory as it applies to interpersonal and group communication.
  3. Deliver a message that is both transformational and motivational to an audience.
  4. Demonstrate a professional manner and style in all communications.
  5. Communicate priorities facing leaders in response to changing conditions in computer security.
  6. Establish and maintain a security awareness, education, and training program.
  7. Address conflict strategically to advance organizational security.
  8. Present data in a visual format.

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For more information about this course or other online courses at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, simply, request more information or call us today toll-free at 877- 308-9954.