M.A. in Communication and Business Leadership
Virginia McDermott
Dean and Professor of Strategic Communication
High Point University’s Master of Arts in Communication and Business Leadership provides the full complement of analytical and practical life skills resulting in exceptional communicators that employ interdisciplinary principles of business management. This program develops students' strategic thinking and messaging, relationship building, organization leadership, logical analysis, negotiation, and complex problem-solving abilities.
Overview:

30 credit hour program:

  • 24 credits of courses
  • 4 hours of 360-degree practicum (200 hours of experiential education)
  • 2 credits of comprehensive exam (formative and summative)
  • Can be completed in 3 semesters of full time enrollment:12 Hours in Fall, 12 Hours in Spring, 6 Hours in Summer

Required courses:

  • CBL 5000 | Strategic Message Design
  • MGT 5020 | Organizational Behavior
  • CBL 5100 | Data and Decision Making
  • CBL 5200 | Persuasion, Positioning and Negotiation
  • MGT 5050 | Global Leadership

Program Pillars

  •    Leadership, Negotiations, and  Business Skills
  •    Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
  •    Persuasion and Positioning Skills
  •    Complex Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
  •    Global Leadership Principles
CLASSSECTIONSTART DATEEND DATECREDITSTITLEINSTRUCTORDAYTIMECAPFORMATSCHEDULEGrading
CORE COURSES
CBL 50201August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Organizational BehaviorOliver StoutnerTuesday5:30-8:1035graded
CBL 50202August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Organizational BehaviorRhonda ButlerTuesday5:30-8:1035graded
CBL 50203August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Organizational BehaviorDave TofanelliWednesday5:30-8:1035graded
CBL 50204August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Organizational BehaviorMarlon Wintersasyncronous35ONLINEasyncronousgraded
CBL 52201August 23, 2021December 17, 20213 LeadershipTBDWednesday6:00-7:0035graded
CBL 51001August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Data and Decision MakingVictoria HammettTuesday5:30-8:1025graded
CBL 51002August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Data and Decision MakingSarah VaalaWednesday5:30-8:1025graded
CBL 51003August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Data and Decision MakingBrian McDonaldWednesday6:00-8:4025graded
CBL 51004August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Data and Decision MakingBrian McDonaldTuesday7:00-8:3025ONLINEgraded
CBL 50001August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Strategic Message DesignStefan HallWednesday5:30-8:1018graded
CBL 50002August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Strategic Message DesignLaura MarshallTuesday5:30-8:1018graded
CBL 50003August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Strategic Message DesignTBDTuesday5:30-8:1018graded
CBL 50004August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Strategic Message DesignErin TrauthThursday6:00-7:3018ONLINEgraded
CBL 50005August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Strategic Message DesignHolly MiddletonasyncronousONLINEasyncronousgraded
CBL 52001August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Persuasion, Positioning, and NegotiationVictoria HammettThursday5:30-8:1025graded
CBL 52002August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Persuasion, Positioning, and NegotiationCandice EdringtonThursday5:30-8:1025graded
CBL 52003August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Persuasion, Positioning, and NegotiationTBDThursday5:30-8:1025ONLINEgraded
ELECTIVES
COM 56041August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Intercultural CommunicationHayden CarronTuesday5:30-8:1025graded
COM 51201August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Quantitative AnalysisMatt RitterThursday5:30-8:1020graded
CBL 55101August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Media and Public PolicyTBDThursday5:30-8:1025graded
CBL 56101August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Leadership Ethics in a Global ContextAmy MacArthurWednesday5:30-8:1025graded
CBL 56301August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Dynamics of Leadership and Interpersonal RelationshipsBill GentryThursday5:30-8:1025graded
CBL 56991August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Special Topic: Navigating the Challenges of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Your CareerJennifer MartineauThursday5:30-8:1025graded
CBL 56992August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Special Topic: Leadership, Ethics and Change: Making progress in a shifting landscapeBob StecThursday5:30-8:1025graded
COM 55201August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Crisis CommunicationDavid Radanovichasyncronous20ONLINEasyncronousgraded
COM 54301August 23, 2021December 17, 20213Public Relations CampaignsLaura MarshallWednesday5:30-8:1020grades
PRACTICUM
CBL 50111August 23, 2021December 17, 20211InternshipJim GoodmanThursday4:00-5:0018periodicgraded
CBL 50122August 23, 2021December 17, 20212InternshipJim GoodmanThursday4:00-5:0018periodicgraded
CBL 50122August 23, 2021December 17, 20212InternshipJim GoodmanThursday4:00-5:0018periodicgraded
CBL 50131August 23, 2021December 17, 20211Instructional AssistantJoanne AltmanThursday4:00-5:0010periodicCR/NC
CBL 50141August 23, 2021December 17, 20212Instructional AssistantJoanne AltmanThursday4:00-5:0010periodicCR/NC
CBL 50151August 23, 2021December 17, 20211Research AssistantJoanne AltmanThursday4:00-5:0010periodicCR/NC
CBL 50161August 23, 2021December 17, 20212Research AssistantJoanne AltmanThursday4:00-5:0010periodicCR/NC
CBL 50101September 18, 2021October 13, 20211Ethical Decision-Making for Responsible Leadership Matt BrophySat.9am-11:00am207 weeksCR/NC
CBL 50102August 30, 2021September 27, 19301Media Training for the Spokesperson Bob BuckleyMondayMay 30, 190012January 1, 1970May 27, 1900CR/NC
CBL 50103October 4, 2021November 1, 20211Media Training for the Spokesperson Bob BuckleyMondayMay 30, 190012January 1, 1970May 27, 1900CR/NC
CBL 50104September 17, 2021October 29, 20211Media Training for the Spokesperson Ken MedlinFridayApril 7, 190012January 1, 1970May 28, 1900CR/NC
CBL 50105September 3, 2021October 1, 20211Media Training for the Spokesperson Jim ScottFridayApril 7, 190012ONLINEMay 27, 1900CR/NC
CBL 50106September 7, 2021November 2, 20211Effective On-Camera Communication for Leaders Joe MichaelsTuesday1:35pm-3:15pm128 weeks CR/NC
CBL 50107September 9, 2021November 4, 20211Effective On-Camera Communication for Leaders Joe MichaelsThursday1:35pm-3:15pm128 weeks CR/NC
CBL 50108August 23, 2021November 12, 20211Brand Management in the Social Media World Laura MarshallFri.5:30-7:0020ONLINE10 weeksCR/NC
CBL 50109August 23, 2021November 12, 20211The CBL Book Club--Emerging LeadershipBob StecThur.1:35pm-3:15pm2010 weeksCR/NC
CBL 501010August 23, 2021November 12, 20211Negotiation and Conflict ResolutionBob StecThur.3:30pm-5:00pm2010 weeksCR/NC
CBL 501011August 30, 2021October 25, 20211Project ManagementErica Marshallasyncronous20ONLINE8 weeks CR/NC
CBL 501012August 30, 2021October 25, 20211Investor RelationsLinda GrettonMonday7:00-8:3020ONLINE10 weeksCR/NC
CBL 501013August 23, 2021November 24, 20211Pep talks: A practicum for powerful presentations Steve AlbertsWednesday12:00-1:3012ONLINE11 weeksCR/NC
CBL 501014August 23, 2021November 24, 20211Pep talks: A practicum for powerful presentations Steve AlbertsWednesday1:30-3:0012ONLINE11 weeksCR/NC
CBL 501015August 23, 2021November 8, 20211Risk ManagementDavid Radanovichasyncronous20ONLINE8 weeks CR/NC
CBL 501016August 30, 2021November 8, 20211Marketing and Product PlacementBrianna GlennMonday7:30-9:00 PM2010 weeks CR/NC
CBL 501017August 30, 2021October 25, 20211Creative Professional BrandingErin TrauthTuesday3:30-5:0020ONLINE10 weeksCR/NC
CBL 501018August 23, 2021November 5, 2021Design ThinkingNakia Sheltonasyncronous20ONLINE10 weeksCR/NC
CBL 501019August 23, 2021November 5, 2021Design ThinkingNakia Sheltonasyncronous20ONLINE10 weeksCR/NC
CBL 501020August 23, 2021November 4, 2021Movie Talk Club: Leadership in MoviesJim GoodmanThursday3:00-5:102010 weeksCR/NC
COM 50051August 23, 2021December 17, 2021Teaching in Higher EducationBrad Lambertasyncronous15ONLINE15 weeksCR/NC
COM50052August 23, 2021December 17, 20211Public Relations AgencyNakia SheltonMon/Wed12:00-1:30615 weeksCR/NC
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CAPSTONE
CBL 595011Capstone IDoug HallMonday5:00-5:5015graded
CBL 595021Capstone IDoug HallMonday6:00-6:5015graded
CBL 595031Capstone IDoug HallMonday7:00-7:5015graded
CBL 595041Capstone ITanisha WatkinsMonday5:00-5:5015graded
CBL 595051Capstone ITanisha WatkinsMonday6:00-6:5015graded
CBL 595061Capstone ITanisha WatkinsMonday7:00-7:5015graded
CBL 595071Capstone IBill GentryMonday5:00-5:5015graded
CBL 595081Capstone IPat McConnellMonday5:00-5:5015graded
CBL 595091Capstone IPat McConnellMonday6:00-6:5015graded
CBL 5950101Capstone IPat McConnellMonday7:00-7:5015graded
CBL 5950111Capstone ITBDMonday5:00-5:5015graded
CBL 5950121Capstone IJessica WiitalaMonday5:00-5:5015ONLINEgraded
CBL 5950131Capstone IJessica WiitalaMonday6:00-6:5015ONLINEgraded
CBL 5950141Capstone IJessica WiitalaMonday7:00-7:5015ONLINEgraded
CBL 596011Capstone IITBDMonday5:00-5:5015graded
CBL 596031Capstone IITBDMonday7:00-7:5015ONLINEgraded