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Online Communication Management Certificate

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  • Duration1 year
  • Cost per credit$785
  • Credit hours12

Program Benefits

  • No application fee
  • Six start dates per year
  • Financial aid available

Build your communication skills with an online graduate certificate

Learn to craft effective messaging with a communication management certificate from Brenau. In our program, you’ll explore how to develop impactful communication that reaches the right audience the right way at the right time. This in-depth knowledge allows you to meet your organization’s goals across a variety of platforms. The skills you gain will complement your existing education and experience.

Gain a credential that will help you stand out in a growing field

Media and communication employment is expected to grow 6% between 2021 and 2031, resulting in about 68,600 new jobs.1 People who complete their communication management certificate are poised to succeed in fast-growing occupations, including:

  • Copywriting
  • Creative directing
  • Marketing
  • Media consulting

Take your career to a new level with your online graduate certificate from Brenau.

Supplement your business knowledge with communication expertise

4 courses

12 total credit hours

No matter how you want to use your communication management education, our courses allow you to gain the skills you need for your aspirations.

Course spotlights:

  • CR 620 Negotiation and Mediation
  • MM 620 Communication in Society
  • MM 650 Media Industries and Business Practices
  • MM 670 Communication Consulting and Training

It’s always a good time to apply

No work experience required

No application fee

The online Certificate in Communication Management offers six start dates per year, so you can apply anytime and start your education as soon as possible. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free.

To apply to Brenau’s online Communication Management Certificate, you’ll need:

Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
Copy of updated professional resume/curriculum vitae
Admission Details

We strive to make your education affordable

$785 per credit hour

Financial aid available

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in education that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, you can pursue federal financial aid to make your program even more cost-effective.

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What you’ll learn

Our graduate certificate coursework is designed to supplement your existing business knowledge to allow you to expand your communication management career. When you complete the certificate program, you’ll have the expertise you need to be competitive in this growing field.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s Certificate in Communication Management, you can:

  • Differentiate between various approaches to the study of communication.
  • Critically analyze messages to identify embedded meanings.
  • Frame local, national or global issues from a communication perspective.
  • Create meaningful communication strategies to accomplish personal and organizational goals.

About our dedicated, supportive faculty

Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.

Doctor Anna Deeb

Anna Deeb, PhD, Assistant Professor of Communication

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Anna Deeb is a student for life who is deeply committed to empowering her students to communicate with confidence. Her second passion is shedding light on civil rights speakers and exploring how past strategies for social change can be brought to bear on modern struggles for equity and inclusion. Finally, Dr. Deeb believes that ensuring equity in the classroom and beyond is our most important challenge in higher education today. These three passions guide her work as a professor and researcher.

When she is not busy trying to change the world one public speaking student at a time, she is soaking up time with her husband, two sons and miniature schnauzer Monty. She has degrees in communication studies from the University of Georgia (PhD), Colorado State University (MA) and Loyola Marymount University (BA). She loves getting to know her students as a communication professor and faculty advisor for the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society. Go Golden Tigers!

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

You can start the FAFSA® form here. Brenau’s FAFSA® code is 001556.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Media and Communication Occupations.” Retrieved March 7, 2023, from