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Intro to Public Relations

Course Description

An exploration of the various methods for dealing with three of the most critical audiences for business information: investors, government agencies and the public.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define and differentiate between public relations, publicity, and advertising.
  • Define and differentiate between the public image of an organization and the image of its product(s) and service(s).
  • Determine objectives and prepare a budget for a public relations campaign.
  • Develop and present a detailed public relations plan for a particular segment of the population.
  • Write press releases and public interest articles for client organizations or individuals for submission to the media.
  • Research and analyze crisis situations and make PR recommendations for dealing with crisis communications.
  • Evaluate the ethical and legal issues of public relations and spin.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of major marketing concepts in writing and orally using proper business communications techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use on-line resources to research and prepare written and oral assignments.

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School of Business and Management

“Our business and management programs equip students with the knowledge and tools needed to lead their organizations and stay competitive in the job marketplace.”
School of Business and Management
Asya W.
Class of 2009