Carnegie Mellon University

MBA Communications Concentration

This concentration complements students’ quantitative and analytic development by helping them create and implement communication strategies for key stakeholders in multiple professional situations.

Courses require effective writing and/or presentations that build upon foundational lessons in the MBA core. Students explore communication styles and critical thinking needs for diverse management tasks, including strategic planning, management consulting, negotiations, executive actions, cross-team collaboration, change management and corporate-wide communication strategy. Assignments closely replicate scenarios that managers routinely encounter.

Communication courses, along with Business Acting, enable students to mature as stronger communicators, no matter their prior experience upon beginning each course.