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Communication: Organizational Communication

Why Major in Communication: Organizational Communication?

Comprehensive communication majors emphasizing in organizational communication majors study the methods of communication that people create, send and receive in groups. Faculty focus on teaching approaches to effective communication within an organization, analyze how communication affects the organization, and methods of communication that facilitate a high-performing and more efficient organizational culture.

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Career Opportunities

placement rate

87% of students who graduate with a degree in organizational communications obtain employment or continue their education within six months after graduation. Job titles related to this major include:

  • Human resources director
  • Training director
  • Instructional specialist
  • Group process facilitator
  • Employee division specialist
  • Freelancer
  • Tourism director
  • Recruiter
  • Director of corporate communication
  • Communication director
  • Communication specialist
  • Consultant
  • Survey specialist
  • Mediator

*Based on self-reported data in recent years.


Internships are required with this major. Northwest offers many on-campus internships in addition to opportunities to network and gain internships with regional and nationally known agencies. Northwest organizational communication students have landed internships at agencies and organizations including:

  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • United State Marine Corps
  • Missouri State Senate
  • Sprint
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Kansas City Sports Commission
  • Clarinda Academy
  • Mozingo Lake Golf Course
  • Northwest Office of Human Resources

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their own academic development. Faculty members supervise short-term study abroad programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available – faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions.

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The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and 2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.

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Graduation Rate: 90th percentile

Graduation Rate: 90th percentile of Northwest's national peer group.