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COM 9991 Masters Thesis in Corporate Communication
3.0 Hours; 3.0 Credits

The Masters Thesis in Corporate Communication is designed for students who are seeking an intensive and rigorous scholarly experience at the highest level of masters degree work. The Masters Thesis is a significant work of scholarship, incorporating a literature review, methodology, analytical procedures, and findings that integrate the range of corporate communication theory, practice, and management presented throughout the program. The Thesis enables the student to: conduct extensive research in a subject of interest in the field; apply his or her knowledge of corporate communication; demonstrate professional capabilities acquired during the program; and display an ability to undertake further scholarly work beyond the masters level in the academic field of communication studies or a related discipline. The students will also have an opportunity to report the results of his or her research in a clear, professional, and comprehensive way to an appropriate audience.

Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete all other required courses. The semester before this course, the student must attend an MA Thesis and Capstone Project Orientation to discuss the selection of an Advisor and formulate the project's research question, methods, and organization, in order to prepare a formal project proposal.