15.281 Advanced Managerial Communication

Spring 2004

A speaker gives a press conference in a crowded room.
The challenge of presenting at a press conference is made even more difficult by the presence of news cameras and audience members with questions. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration.)

Course Highlights

The lecture notes page features teaching notes and exercises used in class. Students complete a variety of communication assignments, for which we offer full descriptions.

Course Description

This course builds on managerial communication skills developed in Management Communication for Undergraduates (15.279) or Communication for Managers (15.280). It introduces interactive oral and interpersonal communication skills important to managers, including: presenting to a hostile audience, running meetings, listening, and contributing to group decision-making. Working in teams, students present a communication topic of their choosing to the class. An individual project challenges students to address a business audience in written and oral forms.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Neal Hartman

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate