Looking to engage myself personally and professionally at exceedingly higher levels, I headed back to school this fall to tackle a Master of Arts program in Professional Communication.
Royal Roads University is a former military college in Victoria, BC. For the last 20 years the school has been developing fantastic blended learning programs catered towards working professionals. Increasingly renowned for their strong MBA, Education, and Communication programs, RRU is leading the way to redefine perceptions of accessible education.
No mistake, the work load is heavy and the curriculum is rigorous. The average course load delivers about the 20 hours of learning/work time each week – on top of work and real-life activities. Courses are led online through a customized learning platform, with an in-person residency at the beginning of each term to personalize the approach.
Here’s a few links with more information about the school. Potentially a great option for working professionals driven to upgrade their education and expand the potential of their gray matter.
The MA in Professional Communication program provides a broad understanding of communication as a human activity. Graduates will be able to function in environments that require effective team-work, adaptability, strategic planning, intercultural mediation, and a sophisticated understanding of interpersonal discourse. Additionally, they will excel in the integration of written and verbal communications with digital technologies.
A sample of the workshops:
- Research in Communication
- Organizational Communication
- Social Media and Digital Communications
- Communication, Culture, and Media
- Technology and Interaction
- Professional Writing
- Advanced Research Methods
- Communication Theory