Master of Communication Management

You will acquire the knowledge and tactics to decipher, design and execute effective communication strategies valued by executives, stakeholders and customers. 

Through a personalized course of study, you will develop a mastery of communication theories, research methods and management skills needed to succeed in today’s complex business ecosystem. Our expert faculty will prepare you to work with people and organizations as they process information, react to stories, engage social media and adapt to change.

As a global hub for the media, entertainment and technology industries, Los Angeles provides the perfect environment as you explore how to integrate communication research with day-to-day implementation in a wide range of areas — including Fortune 100s, start-ups and consulting firms.

By the numbers

300
on-campus studentsOur students are from diverse, top-tier programs and represent multiple nationalities and cultures.
Our students are from diverse, top-tier programs and represent multiple nationalities and cultures.
83
undergraduate schools representedOur students represent diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, including multiple races and nationalities.
Our students represent diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, including multiple races and nationalities.
25
coursesWe offer 25 courses that allow you to create a personalized program of study across multiple areas of focus.
We offer 25 courses that allow you to create a personalized program of study across multiple areas of focus.
99% %
of our Class of 2019 employed within 12 months of graduationOur recent graduates have gone on to distinguished careers with employers such as Disney, Instagram, Ogilvy and Warner Media.
Our recent graduates have gone on to distinguished careers with employers such as Disney, Instagram, Ogilvy and Warner Media.

Student, alumni and faculty work

Streaming the future

Angie Barrick ’05 shares a behind-the-scenes look at her work as Google's Head of Media, Industry and Entertainment.

Gaming for communication

Professor Dmitri Williams investigates the social and economic impacts of online gaming.

Advancing modern talent

Mandana Mellano ’01 traces her professional path from leading media efforts for some of the world’s most iconic global brands to founding talent recruitment company Peony.

Real-world opportunities

AECOM’s Chief Marketing and Communication Officer Heather Rim ’03 brings the infrastructure giant’s experts into the classroom.

Living the dream

Students in Anne Framroze’s “Storytelling, Culture, and Experiential Marketing” course collaborate with BBDO to develop communication plans for Mattel’s Barbie brand.

Global connections

Steven Villescas ’19 travels to Thailand through USC Annenberg’s alternative spring break program.

Communication management online program

Designed for mid-career professionals, our innovative online communication management degree uses the latest education technologies so you can earn your degree from anywhere in the world. You will learn from our expert USC Annenberg faculty and will engage in collaborative projects with professionals from varying communication fields.