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Media & Global Communications


In a time in which knowledge about world events and people comes largely through mass media, there is an increasing need for business professionals to understand the global, social, political, and cultural impact of its various forms. This program prepares students and professionals for the ever-changing media environment and redefines the boundaries of what communication is and how it works.

In this 3-month program, you will be studying along-side students visiting UCI from around the world. This is an exclusive opportunity to collaborate with people from unique backgrounds and develop an understanding of international communication tactics.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in the United States.

Projected Growth
Annual Salary
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Program Benefits

  • Understand how strategic communications support business objectives using modern communication and media techniques
  • Gain an understanding of communication and media studies with a focus on the humanistic aspects of media and its impact on society
  • Develop and execute complex integrated communications plans
  • Gain a competitive edge in the global job market with an internship in a U.S. company

Required Courses

  • MGMT X463.41 Media & Global & Crisis Management
  • MGMT X463.42 Disciplines of Advertising
  • MGMT X463.44 Public Relations
  • MGMT X463.43 Social Media Influence: Strategy & Persuasion
  • MGMT X462.77 Capstone: Communication Planning

2019 Course Schedule

  • Winter Quarter 2019: January 7 – March 22
    Application Deadline: December 7
  • Summer Quarter 2019: June 24 – September 6
    Application Deadline: May 25

All courses scheduled on campus in Irvine, CA

Online Application

Admission Requirements & Application Procedures

Candidates must submit their application by the deadline to be considered for admission.

You must apply by emailing your complete application to and upon acceptance to the program, we will provide you with access to enrollment.

Certificate Requirements

To earn a certificate at UCI Division of Continuing Education, students must complete all required courses with a grade of “C” or better. Contact us with any questions or concerns at (949) 824-5528 or by email at

Career Readiness and Global Networking

  • Global Communications Internship Available
  • DCE alumni networking and skill-development opportunities
  • Build a professional network with other students visiting from around the world
  • Expand your cultural awareness and learn communication customs across multiple markets


As an optional last course and for an additional fee of $2,900, you have the opportunity to apply academic theory and gain practical experience in a variety of businesses and industries for up to three months. A research project provides additional training. Also included in the internship is the Résumé Writing and Interviewing Skills workshop. Learn more here.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.