Application Deadlines: Summer 2017: April 1 Fall 2017: July 1

Pillars & Coursework

Our Global Strategic Communication Degree Means Business

The Global Strategic Communication online graduate program prepares students for business communication on a global scale.  It does so through three important pillars: business acumen, cultural sophistication, and powerful messaging skills.

  • All students take eight UF communication courses and four Stetson MBA courses for the degree.
  • Students with graduate business classes may transfer up to nine credit hours into the program upon director approval.
  • All courses are 100% online and feature outstanding instructors.
  • Students who complete this master’s degree may also elect to take four additional Stetson MBA classes.  Successfully completing the four courses will confer an MBA from Stetson University.

GSC Pillars and Supporting Coursework

Business Acumen

Cultural Sophistication

Powerful Messaging

MBA: Financial and Managerial AccountingInternational Issues Management and Crisis CommunicationCreative Storytelling
MBA: Technology for Business TransformationGlobal Activism and Social ChangePublic Affairs Communication
MBA: Managerial Decision AnalysisApplied Strategic Communication Research MethodsInternational Public Relations

Business Acumen:

All students take 4 classes from the online MBA program at Stetson University.  Students who successfully complete the four classes will earn a graduate certificate in business from Stetson University.

Cultural Sophistication:

Companies small and large engage audiences around the globe.  Effectively communicating with such audiences requires sophistication, cultural understanding, and the ability to listen as well as message. Our cultural sophistication pillar prepares provides students with the tools for global competency that can be used wherever their careers take them.

Powerful Messaging:

Global Strategic Communicators help companies hone and execute messages that can inform, persuade, and inspire action around the world.  Four classes teach students the skills needed to create messages that resonate with a variety of audiences.

*Students must complete all four courses (12 credit hours) of MBA classes to earn the master’s degree. Only three classes will show on a student’s UF transcript because of restrictions on courses that may be transferred from other institutions. Students may choose which three courses are transferred to the UF transcript from Stetson.



University of Florida is ranked one of the top Master of Arts in Mass Communication programs in the nation by Super Scholar.



U.S. News and World Report called our distance education program a top performer in online degree programs.



UF alumni include two Nobel Prize winners, eight NASA astronauts, 10 U.S. Senators, 42 U.S. Representatives, and eight U.S. ambassadors.

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