Course description

Reputation and Corporate Communication

Introduction

Today, reputation is recognized as one of the most important assets of an organization. However, the complexities of reputation as a phenomenon are often not properly understood. As a result organizations put their reputations at risk. Reputation is the responsibility of everyone in the organization, but utlimately it is managers'’ actions that contribute to the overall success of the organization’'s reputation and standing. This course provides anyone working at any level within any function in any kind of organization with the basic understanding of the principles of reputation and how it is used in building the corporate brand with multiple stakeholders. The word corporate is understood in the broadest sense to represent any type of organization. 

Course content

Corporate Reputation

  • Understanding identity and image
  • Rise and scope of corporate reputation
  • Significance of corporate culture
  • Reputation risk and how to mitigate it
  • Measuring reputation

Corporate Branding

  • Rise of corporate brands and brand-reputation dilemma
  • Measuring corporate brands

Corporate Communication

  • Dimensions and contexts of corporate communication
  • Stakeholder dimension
  • Symbols, tools and media
  • Corporate communication methods

Learning outcome knowledge

Students will have a thorough understanding of identity, image and reputation and appreciate the interaction of these concepts. They will understand reputational risk and its sources. They will also be able to link reputation building with corporate branding and communication. They will acquire a rudimentary knowledge of different measurement instruments associated with identity, image and reputation. First and foremost they will appreciate their own role in building reputation for their organizations.

Exam organisation

  • Written assignment: 100%