YTTP1150 Introduction to Corporate Communication (5 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024



This study module introduces the key concepts of corporate communication in contemporary organizations. The course provides an overview of:
- Corporate identity, branding and reputation
- Communication strategy and management
- Specific fields of corporate communication; employee communication, change communication, media relations, social media, crisis communication and corporate social responsibility
- Research and measurement

Completion methods

JSBE: Contact teaching course, Fall semester, 1st period. Detailed instructions for how to complete this course will be announced in the annual study programme.

Open University: Contact teaching course (study methods will be announced in the annual study programme) or online course (study methods will be announced in the annual study programme) or book exam or essay

Assessment details

Accepted completion of the designated assignments. The assessment criteria of the course is specified in the study program annually.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
- explain the important role of corporate communication in today’s digitalized society
- classify the different functions of corporate communication
- identify the basic principles and concepts of corporate communication management

Additional information

JSBE: Lectures in English (exam in English or Finnish)

At the Open University lectures in Finnish, some modes of study also available in English


  • Cornelissen, J. 2017. Corporate Communication. A Guide to Theory and Practice. 5th edition. Sage Publications Ltd.; ISBN: 9781473953697

Completion methods

These completion methods are for University of Jyväskylä degree students. Other options:

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Time of teaching:
Period 1
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish