BUCO Course Descriptions

Elective Course Guide

Management Communication (BUCO) Course Descriptions

The number in parentheses ( ) following each course title refers to the number of units the course is/can be worth.

503 Advanced Managerial Communication (1.5 or 3) Advanced skill development in the application of business communication theory to presentations and visual and verbal persuasion. Executive coaching model applied to interpersonal communication dynamics. Recommended preparation: Prior course work or experience in management or business communication.
504T Writing for Accounting and Tax Professionals (3) Effective written communication for accounting and tax professionals. (Open to only MAcc, MBT and JD/MBT students.)
533 Managing Communication in Organizations (1.5 or 3) Analyze, design, develop, and present theory-based communication solutions and strategies to sophisticated interpersonal, group, organizational, and environmental communication issues and problems. Recommended preparation: GSBA 502 or GSBA 523 or GSBA 542.
536 Leading with Digital Communication (1.5) Theory and practice of communicating via social media and other forms of new media to achieve business goals and build your credibility as a leader.
552 Defining and Communicating Your Professional Value (1.5) Understand how to define and communicate your individual professional identity and value to employers across diverse professional fields using specialized applied tools.
592 Field Research in Management Communication (.5-4, repeatable subject to program director approval) Individual or team projects studying the business practices of an industry, company, government agency, country, geographic region, etc. Proposal, data collection, analyses, and written report. Recommended preparation: completion of required course work in a Marshall graduate program. Visit the Independent Study page of this site for instructions and the application. Graded CR/NC.
593 Independent Research in Management Communication (.5-4, repeatable subject to program director approval) Individual research beyond normal course offerings. Proposal, research and written report/paper required. Recommended preparation: completion of required course work in a Marshall graduate program. Visit the Independent Study page of this site for instructions and the application. Graded CR/NC.
595 Internship in Management Communication (.5-2, repeatable, units credited toward degree usually limited to 1) Supervised on-the-job business experience in the field of management communication. (Curricular Practical Training) Recommended preparation: completion of required course work in a Marshall graduate program. Visit the Independent Study page of this site for instructions and the application. Graded CR/NC.
596 Research Practicum in Management Communication (.5-2, repeatable subject to program director approval) Hands-on practical experience working with a Management Communication faculty member on an ongoing research project. Recommended preparation: completion of required course work in a Marshall graduate program. Visit the Independent Study page of this site for instructions and the application. Graded CR/NC.  
597 Consulting Project in Business Communication (.5-5, repeatable subject to program director approval) Individual or team projects solving real business problems for an existing business entity, domestic and/or international. Proposal, field research, analyses and oral and written presentations. Recommended preparation: completion of required course work in a Marshall graduate program. Visit the Independent Study page of this site for instructions and the application. Graded CR/NC. 
599 Special Topics (1-3, repeatable if different subject) Current developments in the field of business communication. Topics vary from semester to semester. 

Not all courses are offered every semester. To view class schedules, please visit the USC Schedule of Classes at www.usc.edu/soc.