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Communication Management Certificate

The online Communication Management Certificate focuses on managing professional processes and relationships.  After completing the certificate, you will be prepared for both internal and external communication such as employee communication, collaboration, business communication and community relations.

Communication Management Certificate at a Glance

What is a Communication Management Certificate?

Concise and effective communication that informs the audience of the issues at hand, relays key information, notes important changes or puts forward the questions to be answered, is a valuable and crucial skill for all businesses, government agencies and organizations. Students and graduates from all disciplines are expected to utilize or strengthen these skills in the workplace. The Communication Management Certificate from Boise State University offers students the opportunity to take a set of courses that will demonstrate to employers that they will bring this valuable skillset to the workplace. Working professionals switching careers, or those looking to expand their skillset will also benefit from the certificate offering.

What is a Certificate, Credential, Emphasis or Minor?

How Do I Apply for this Program?

There are no specific program admissions requirements for the Communication Management certificate.

If you are a current, degree-seeking Boise State student, use the myBoiseState “change my major” tool to add the certificate.

If you are not a current Boise State student, apply to Boise State and declare the certificate in addition to your major.

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How Much Does it Cost?

Total Program Investment

Boise State Undergraduate Application Fee (non-refundable)$50
Courses (14 total credits @ $375 per credit)$5,250
Books (estimate)$170
Graduation Application Fee (for degree-seeking certificate students)$20
Approximate Total Investment$5,490
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access, which are all required for this program.Varies

*The per-credit fees listed above are for the 2023-24 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May.

**Costs for room, board and transportation are used to calculate financial aid and are included to disclose the full cost of attendance. These costs are not required for students pursuing a fully online degree.

Notice: Boise State and other Idaho higher education employees: Fee waivers do not apply to this program.

What Classes Will I Take?

This program is offered online only with no in-person requirements. The below online certificate curriculum shows the courses required for the program.

Course NumberTitleCredits
PRO 301Technology for Professionals2
PRO 303Public Relations Campaign Strategies3
PRO 320Business and Professional Communication3
Take at least 2 of the following:
PRO 310 Interviewing (3)
PRO 312 Conflict and Collaboration (3)
PRO 321 Applied Research for Professionals (3)
PRO 332 Writing for Professionals (3)
PRO 333 Community Relations (3)

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