15.280 Communication for Managers

Fall 2008

Speaker presenting to a large audience.
Speaker presenting to a large business audience. (Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Commerce.)

Course Description

Writing and speaking skills necessary for a career in management. Students polish communication strategies and methods through discussion, examples, and practice. Several written and oral assignments, most based on material from other subjects and from career development activities. Schedule and curriculum coordinated with 15.311 Organizational Processes class. Restricted to first-year Sloan School of Management graduate students.

Students may also enroll in 15.277 Special Seminar in Communication: Leadership and Personal Effectiveness Coaching. 15.280 is offered for 6 units and 15.277 provides an additional 3 units for a total of 9 units in Managerial Communication. 15.277 acts as a lab component to 15.280 and provides students additional opportunities to hone their communication skills through a variety of in-class exercises.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Neal Hartman

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
1 session / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate