Get to the heart of what drives effective communication with the Michigan Ross business communication faculty.

Communication skills are consistently ranked among the top five characteristics of successful managers. Our faculty know firsthand how to craft and manage communication to reach diverse stakeholders.

You’ll learn the latest ways communication technology and systems can effectively distribute information, and how to use communication to become a better leader.

Mary Hinesly, Area Chair

Cheryl Strickland, Faculty Support Administrator

Business Communication Faculty Directory


Dr. Hinesly is Professor of Executive Education, Lecturer in Business Communications, and Chair of the Business Communications Area.

Business Communication at Michigan Ross

Business Communication Courses

Get details on specific courses including key required classes and electives for Michigan Ross degree programs.


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Business+Tech provides opportunities for students across campus of every comfort level to learn, grow, and experience real-world tech concepts in action through cross-disciplinary events, a wide variety of courses, and alliances with organizations, faculty, and alumni.


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Day and Online MBA students participate in a process that evaluates their management communication competencies and provides insight on how to enhance them. The heart of this process is a tool, the Ross Management Communication Competencies Framework (RMCCF), which assesses the key ingredients that go into effective managerial communication.