Corporate Communication

Accounting Degree

Communication is Key to Business Success

Communications professionals have the potential to influence others, promote change and spread ideas. It's all about the right message. With a Corporate Communications degree from the Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies, you will certainly send the message that you are prepared for a multitude of communication-related careers.

Whether you are looking to start a new career or grow in your present position, the courses you will take and the interaction you will have with other working professionals--your facilitators and your classmates--will give you the experience and edge needed in today's competitive marketplace.

The Corporate Communications program at Elizabethtown emphasizes interpersonal communication skills, such as writing and speaking--the foundation for more advanced communication and business skills that will prepare you for the demands of a rapidly changing global community. Through the required courses coupled with electives that fit your interests, you'll be exposed to a variety of subject areas--theory and practical--from mass media and ethics to marketing and multicultural communication.

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Career Opportunities And Outlook

increases in corporate communications jobs

Many areas of the communications field are in high demand, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the Department of Labor. Here are a just a few examples, with data for 2010 to 2020:

  • Public relations specialists - employment expected to grow 23 percent, faster than the average of all other occupations. The increase in use of social media and other digital trends is contributing to the rise.
  • Advertising, marketing and promotion managers - employment is expected to grow fast as the average for all occupations from, about 13 percent.
  • Advertising sales - employment will grow fast as the average, at about 13 percent.
corporate communications jobs

This exciting field presents opportunities in nearly every industry for outstanding communicators to craft messages for a range of mediums and audiences. Types of positions include:

  • Community relations specialist
  • Interactive communications manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Advertising sales representative
  • Marketing manager
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Recruiter

E.A. Harvey, Lancaster, Pa., Corporate Communications ‘15

DO IT! The program is fantastic. The facilitators are knowledgeable. And, the students--already out in the work world -- teach each other by bringing their experience and expertise to the classroom.