Web info sessions on new master of communications management degree program

Back in May my post Stamp of approval on (distinctly Canadian) master’s of communication management degree program generated some great discussion and interest; this DeGroote School of Business program at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) continues to receive a decent number of hits from searches. Great news! Now interested individuals can take advantage of a series of web-based information sessions, to learn more about the program.

I received an invitation from Dr. Terence Flynn, APR, assistant professor and director of the Master of Communications Management Degree Program (MCM) to attend one of two sessions being held next week. My interest is piqued in finding out more about the program, as I’d like to see how much influence my focus group had on the final version of this inaugural offering.

I checked it out with Terry this morning, and he indicated that readers of PR Conversations are more than welcome to register for the presentation and discussion. (The program is open to any senior practitioner that qualifies, regardless of nationality.)


The DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and the new Master of Communications Management Degree Program, invites you to join an online information session being held on the web, using ReadyCast with Premiere audio services.

Why leave a successful career to earn a master’s degree? Take the next step and reinforce your communications career and become skilled in strategic planning, business and finance, research, issues analysis, measurement and evaluation, facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution.

During our 40-minute presentation and discussion period, Dr. Terence Flynn, APR, will highlight the features and benefits of this unique, joint-degree program and answer any questions that you might have about the program.

The following information sessions are currently scheduled:

Monday, September 24, 2007, at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at 10 a.m.

(Note: times are North American EDT.)

The Master of Communications Management Degree Program is still accepting applications for its fall term (starting on October 13th). If you’ve been contemplating this program, you are particularly encouraged to attend, as during the interactive component you can get answers to your specific questions.

Please RSVP attendance to Joanne Robinson (program administrative assistant for the Master of Communications Management Degree) at jrobin at mcmaster dot ca, indicating your interest in participating. Remember to specify the preferred date and time in your message.

More presentation/discussion dates are scheduled for the coming months; I’ll try to update this post as they are received.

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One Reply to “Web info sessions on new master of communications management degree program”

  1. Thanks for this, Judy. I have signed up for Monday. It will be interesting to hear how this masters is structured.

    I was one of the first students to sign up for the coursework masters in Strategic Communication Management at the University of Pretoria when it started in 1995 (and then I taught 4 subjects when this became a web-based masters in 2002). All I can say is that it was one of the most stimulating experiences I have ever had. Yes, it was tough to work and study at the same time, but worth every sleepless night. I notice this amongst my current masters students as well. They react as though they have been subjected to a 1000v electrical charge. I think that one learns so much more when you have experience to relate new knowledge to. (I am not in favour of students going straight into masters from previous studies).

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