MGMT 1000: Business Communications

Research has shown that effective communication skills are as necessary to career advancement as technical competence, work experience and academic qualifications. The importance of communication skills is not surprising when you consider that the average business manager spends 75-80% of the day communicating in one form or another. Thus, the focus of this course is to help you to sharpen your ability to communicate and manage conflict effectively – with individuals, within small groups, and with large audiences. This course stresses practical skill building for leaders. Time is spent on communication concepts and techniques, planning, organizing, and making presentations, as well as the application of behavioural science theory to business communication and leadership. (Prerequisite or corequisite: STEN-1000) (Not open to non-Business students.)