Welcome to MBA 8995: Communicating for Leadership. This course is designed to help business professionals engage the strategic and practical aspects of communicating for leadership and creative problem solving. Materials, assignments, and activities also address advanced principles of business communication and their application to written, oral, nonverbal, and multimedia communication contexts. You can review the syllabus and course materials at the course site: abramanders.com/bcom/mba/.

Your Professor

Abram Anders has been an Assistant Professor of Business Communication in the Labovitz School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth since 2009. He received his PhD in English from Pennsylvania State University with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition. He has served as a Faculty Fellow for Online and Technology-Enhanced Learning at UMD and as an Office of Information Technology Faculty Fellow in the University of Minnesota system.

Dr. Anders studies professional communication and technology-enhanced learning. His research interests also include collaborative communication, cultural studies, new media, open source, rhetoric, technological innovation, and theory. His research has appeared in Business Communication Quarterly, Configurations, Disability Studies Quarterly, and The KB Journal. Dr. Anders is also an active trainer and consultant. He has created and facilitated workshops addressing communication skills, digital literacies, networking for professional development, and social media for diverse audiences including academics, professionals, and non-profit organizations.

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