Course Information

Business Communication (MMG 501E)

Term: 2018-2019 Summer


Courtenay N. Griffin
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Sun, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (6/16/2019 - 6/16/2019) Location: CALIF HAVEN
Sun, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (6/30/2019 - 6/30/2019) Location: CALIF HAVEN
Sun, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (7/7/2019 - 7/7/2019) Location: CALIF HAVEN
Sun, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (7/14/2019 - 7/14/2019) Location: CALIF HAVEN
Sun, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (7/21/2019 - 7/21/2019) Location: CALIF HAVEN


This course is focused on the communication, analysis and presentation skills necessary for success in the U.S. and global business environment. Using a variety of materials, including articles from newspapers, videos and podcasts of business topics, and cases, students will develop their reading, listening, critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills. Students will be exposed to issues facing managers in today's environment and gain a better understanding of the cultural assumptions and communication styles of the U.S. business workplace. They will learn the appropriate style of communication for different types of business situations--participating in meetings, interviewing, writing memos or reports and making oral presentations. They will learn to develop clear and persuasive arguments, both orally and in writing. Students may be required to take this course based on results of their initial writing assessments. It does not count as an elective in the Master o