The skills required for communication and public relations have been drastically redefined by changes in social and digital media. Professionals in the field are required to coordinate increasingly complex public relations campaigns now that the consumer and brand are so interconnected. This program will provide students with the know-how to stay ahead of current trends and to apply the latest technologies and communication strategies.
The MBA in Communication & Public Relations program (90 ECTS) lasts one year, divided into three terms. Each term students complete five courses, including industrial visits and guest speaker sessions. In order to graduate, students must complete a management research methods module and a dissertation subject in addition to the other courses.
Term 1 (18 CH | 23 ECTS)
Management Skills (3 | 4) Organisational Behaviour (3 | 4) Managerial Accounting (3 | 4) Marketing (3 | 4) Quantitative Business Methods (3 | 4) Negotiation (seminar) (1 | 1) Business Law (seminar) (1 | 1) Personal & Professional Development (1 | 1)
Term 2 (21 CH | 27 ECTS)
Finance (3 | 4) Human Resources Management (3 | 4) Global Economics (3 | 4) Strategic Management (3 | 4) Management Information Systems (3 | 4) Business Strategy Simulation (3 | 4) Job Career Planning (seminar) (1 | 1) Communication Skills (seminar) (1 | 1) Personal & Professional Development (1 | 1)
Term 3 (15 CH | 20 ECTS)
Public Speaking & Public Communication (3 | 4) Public Relations (3 | 4) Organisational Communication (3 | 4) Mass Media Strategy, Planning & Media Law (3 | 4) Practical Applications in Public Relations (3 | 4)
EU Research & Dissertation Seminars* EU Dissertation (14 | 20)
*EU research & dissertation seminars will be taken over two terms
This program provides students with an academic and professional education that prepares them for positions in public relations, advertising, marketing, communications, management, research and negotiation. Students will also:
1. Explore the marketing plan as a component of the business plan.
2. Present oral and written reports based on experience.
3. Discover how mutually beneficial relationships are made in business.
4. Support decision making with cost-volume-profit relationships and incremental analysis.
EU’s high-caliber faculty is made up of full-time academics with doctoral degrees, as well as part-time instructors who are also current members of the international business community. Our faculty members have current or previous experience as entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders. This merge of the academic and professional worlds supports a unique and exceptional quality of learning, reinforcing EU's pragmatic approach to education.
Students completing this major pursue careers in:
Campaign coordinators Media consultants Development officers Communications managers