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Master of Science in Virtual Team Management and Communication

Brandeis University



The online Master of Science in Virtual Team Management and Communication degree program from Brandeis University was specifically created for to be a guide for developing the skills and knowledge that is needed for the sharing in and direction of the work of others via the Internet, whether one's colleagues are in the same building or on the other side of the world.

As students work their way through this online Virtual Team Management and Communication program they will develop their understanding of managing the development and direction of teams at a distance, the dynamic of communication within an organization, the impacts of distance and diversity on business practices and activity, the expectations of diverse legal and ethical environments, and culturally diverse business habits and practices in a worldwide environment.

The focus of this online Virtual Team Management and Communication courses is to prepare students to:

  • Apply knowledge of virtual team-leadership techniques and worldwide environments to foster better virtual team-building and direction.
  • Apply communication theory and methods to create effective communication, team-building and mutual confidence for virtual teams.
  • Apply knowledge of the virtual-communication tools and technology to establish successful ongoing team interaction, communication and exchange of information.
  • Formulate and implement strategies for managing distributed employees and teams to maximize their productivity.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts in various environments and identify and resolve conflicts in a virtual environment.

The Virtual Team Management and Communication Program at GPS presents, from multiple perspectives, theory and processes for achieving team objectives in today's virtual business environment. It is targeted for team members, team leaders, and managers working in virtual and globally distributed teams.

Accreditation Information

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

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