Communication

“Year after year, employers responding to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s recruiter survey have named communication as their most sought-after skill in MBA hires.”*

Everything we teach is designed to turn MBA students into strategic communicators. In the global and digital landscapes of business today, the ability to communicate effectively – to inform, motivate, persuade, and listen – has never been more important. Through both classroom instruction and small-group coaching, faculty work continually to hone students’ oral, written, and strategic communication skills. This teaching grows from our own academic training as well as decades of real-world business experience.

We teach classes ranging from public speaking, writing for results, presentation methods, information graphics, and consultative selling to investor relations and corporate, interpersonal, and intercultural communication. What guides us is the principle that understanding and connecting with a broad spectrum of audiences is at the heart of successful leadership.

Beth O’Sullivan
Director – MBA Communication Program and Senior Lecturer in Communication

*Source: Graduate Management Admission Council 2011 Corporate Recruiters Report