Value of the MPC

 

 

Numerous employer studies show that professional communication skills are highly sought after in the workplace. In fact, many recent studies rank communication as the No. 1 skill employers are looking for. Other communication-related skills are high on the lists.

The skill and knowledge areas of greatest importance to hiring managers are when hiring recent graduates are:

 

Learning Outcomes      %
Communicate orally and in writing       90
Exercise ethical judgment and decision-making      87
Work effectively in teams      87
Can apply knowledge/skills to real-world settings      87
Be self-motivated, take initiative and be proactive with ideas/solutions      85
Able to work independently (prioritize, manage time)      85
Employ critical thinking/analytical reasoning      84
Can find, organize, evaluate information      79
Able to analyze and solve complex problems      75
Stay current on changing technology and its applications to the workplace      73
Analyze and solve problems with people from different backgrounds and cultures      73
Able to innovate and be creative      66

Source: Hart Research Associates, 2018

For the full report, see
 https://www.aacu.org/sites/default/files/files/LEAP/2018EmployerResearchReport.pdf

 


Frequently Asked Questions about Master of Professional Communication
Degree Outcomes

 

 

   MPC APPLICATION
 

Application deadlines:

November 1, 2021, for entry to the Spring 2022 semester.

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   CONTACT US
 

MPC Program Director
Dr. Sarah Steimel
801-626-6535 
sarahsteimel@weber.edu

MPC Office Specialist
Lisa Arner
801-626-7499
lisaarner@weber.edu

Hours

Master of Professional Communication offices are closed to face-to-face and drop-in visitors for the time being. We are available via phone and email during normal business hours.

You can also join us by Zoom between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. by clicking here.



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Location
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Mailing Address
Master of Professional Communication
Weber State University
1395 Edvalson St.
Dept. 1407
Ogden Utah 84408-1407