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Communication Management

Prepare for a higher-level management role in organizational communications.

You have the communication expertise; now, add business acumen and leadership skills to help you see the bigger picture and play a greater role in your organization’s success.

The Communication Management program provides you with the skills and expertise to develop a deeper understanding of how and why business decisions are made, enabling you to offer more valuable counsel to employers and clients, and to become a greater asset to workplace teams and management.

Most program participants are early- to mid-career professionals already working in a variety of industries. Since communication management is a vital part of any significant organization, the skills and knowledge this program develops are applicable across corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, agencies, public sector organizations and governments, charities and non-profits.

The curriculum is designed specifically for graduates of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations programs and other professional communicators who have developed their skills on the job. Communication Management courses build on your strengths and develop your management readiness in four main areas: business knowledge, leadership skills, project management and advanced communication skills.

You can incorporate program assignments and experiences into your workplace or interests, immediately putting your education into practice. Not only does this quickly add value to your current role as you work through the program, but it also reinforces your learning through immediate real-life experience.

  • Program Type
  • Credential
    Post-Graduate Diploma
  • Program Delivery
  • Intakes
    Year-round registration available
  • Program Length
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $8,500 – $9,500
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission

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Advance, Change or Start Your Career

Upskill and build on your existing experience or reskill and jump into a new career. Our part-time programming is full of accessible opportunities for every point in your learning journey.

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Reaching your career goals has never been easier. Complete programs and courses to earn credentials on your schedule – whether that’s weekdays, evenings or even weekends.

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Tell us how you’d like to learn. Our part-time programs and courses are available online, in person at campuses across Manitoba or as a combination of both.

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Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Manager/Director, Communications
  • Manager/Director, Community Relations
  • Manager/Director, Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Manager/Leader
  • Senior Account Executive
  • Senior Communication Officer
  • Manager/Director, Marketing Communications
  • Manager/Director, Advertising
  • Manager/Director, Social media/Web presence

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Develop the skills, expertise and credibility to become a respected leader in your organization.
Leadership and management are different things: leaders listen and inspire their teams to perform together. Learn to nurture the leader within you.
Develop the expertise, skills and knowledge to lead your organization to greater success in Communication Management.
Develop higher-level project management skills in Communication Management so you can lead projects with greater impact.
Build your comfort with meeting technology and online work practices in a comfortable, low-risk hybrid classroom environment.
Communication Management levels up your business knowledge, leadership and project management skills and communication expertise.
Organizational leadership requires meaningful, inspired collaboration. Learn how to motivate teams and manage projects effectively.
A wider business perspective can help you move into leadership. Build on your skill-set with greater financial, legal and organizational knowledge.
Communicators should be advising on major decisions – but you can’t if you’re intimidated by numbers. Build your financial acumen and confidence.
Leadership isn’t all smiles and high-fives – you need to inspire growth with constructive feedback. Learn techniques to motivate improved performance.

Graduate Success

Communication Management students are prepared for project management and team leadership, having developed business knowledge and leadership skills beyond what’s possible through communication-focused diplomas and undergraduate programs. These advanced skills, combined with their communication expertise, help them play more impactful roles.

Become an essential part of success

The more you have to offer senior leadership, the more vital you are to any team. The Communication Management program develops your leadership and project management skills, deepening your understanding of organizations’ finances, labour relations and operational management.

Level up your communication skills

The tools, tactics and platforms used by professional communications are ever-evolving. Communication Management focuses on digital communications through select courses, ensuring you can confidently use them and measure their impact.

Apply your learning as you go

Communication Management allows you to apply every skill you learn as you learn it. You can choose to focus assignments on real challenges at your organization, adding value at work while reinforcing your experiential learning.

“This is an innovative, industry-driven program. It has small, flexible online classes; instructors are knowledgeable industry experts; and the real-world assignments can benefit your current employer.”

Joey Pothe – Communications Officer
Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES)

“The Communication Management program has advanced my communications, marketing and business skills. Classes are filled with great group discussions with other professional communicators.”

Luke Whitmore – Digital Media and Content Designer
Narratives Inc.

“The knowledge and skills I’ve gained in Communication Management have already provided me new opportunities at work. I have been able to expand my portfolio and contribute in a leadership capacity.”

Megan Dudeck-French – Marketing Officer
Asper School of Business

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Communication Management student, you confidently understand the fundamentals of persuasive strategic communication – now, you want to move into roles with more responsibility and decision-making. You want to better understand how management thinks and how organizations work, so you can help motivate change and recognize the potential for improvement.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.


  • Adaptable
  • Big-picture thinker
  • Challenge-driven
  • Critical thinker
  • Ethical


  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving
  • Self-motivation


  • Communications
  • Human relations
  • Media
  • Problem-solving
  • Marketing
  • Digital
  • Business
  • Project management
  • Leadership
  • Strategy

All the Information You Need



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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

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