Communication is a career field that requires hands-on exposure and preparation early on from people with real-world experience, while organizations are an inescapable part of social life, so an understanding of how human relationships work in organizations is an essential element of career success. The faculty in the Department of Communication and Organizational Leadership are practitioners and academics who subscribe to the teacher-scholar model as they guide the professional development of students’ leadership and career exploration through extracurricular clubs and national conference experiences.
The department guides students in how to communicate effectively and ethically across a variety of media channels. Students get hands-on experience through our award-winning student converged media news website, Sentry Media, as well as through RMU Radio and RMU-TV. They also intern locally and nationally which positions them to launch careers in the professional market or for continuation in graduate studies.
As an interdisciplinary field of study, organizational leadership complements other professional skills. Across private and public sectors, employers require people to lead skillfully, communicate effectively, manage interpersonal conflicts, solve organizational problems, work in teams, and make ethical decisions.
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Steven Sims, Class of 2006
VP of WOW Presents Plus, World of Wonder
"My time at Robert Morris was some of the best years of my life. I had great relationships with all of my professors and built friendships and networks that will last a lifetime. The opportunities that RMU provided helped me grow into the successful television executive and producer that I am today."
|News and Sports Communication B.A.||B.A.||Available - On Campus|
|Organizational Leadership B.S.||B.S.||Available - On Campus Available - Online|
|Public Relations and Advertising B.A.||B.A.||Available - On Campus|
|Strategic Communication B.A.||B.A.||Available - On Campus|
|Organizational Leadership M.S.||M.S.||Available - Online|
|Leadership and Organizational Change||Graduate Certificate||Available - Online|
Associate Professor of Communication
Journalism, sports reporting, politics in media