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Business Communications Major

Business communications focuses on strategic communication to interact effectively in a business setting. Students will learn introductory and advanced business principles, corporate communication skills, and persuasive techniques. The concepts and theories range from consulting to speech writing, from labor relations to fact-finding. 

Business Communications

Business Communications Jobs

A degree in business communications will prepare you with strong writing, speaking, and business skills. 

Job opportunities can include the following:

  • Change Management Consultants
  • Communication Coordinators
  • Event Planners
  • Communication Strategists and Trainers
  • Public Relation Specialists
  • Technical Writers
  • News Analysts

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Program Overview

You will learn the concepts and theories that are foundational to any business program, along with business concepts in relation to law, management, marketing and corporate communications. In addition, you will pursue a deeper understanding of the persuasive communication strategies and techniques that lead to high sales numbers.

Program Concentrations

This program is made up of the following concentrations. Learn more about concentrations.

Concentration Overview

This concentration provides students with the concepts and theories that are foundational to any business program.

Concentration Overview

This concentration expands student understanding of business concepts in relation to law, management, and marketing.

Concentration Overview

Corporate Communication Concentration equips students with the tools they need to communicate at the corporate level. Includes strategies and tactics for communicating with different audiences in writing and face-to-face, public speaking, and working in teams.

Concentrations on this page are required for this program. Additional courses or concentrations may need to be added to meet program or credit requirements.

Program Coursework

The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.

Liberal Arts Core

The Liberal Arts Core Curriculum is rooted in the Liberal Arts and our Franciscan heritage. It is designed to create a framework to develop knowledge, skills, and responsibilities necessary to educate students so that they will be prepared to contribute to the world guided by a concern for issues of justice and ethical behavior.

LEADERSHIP:  4 credits
  • Freshman Seminar (1 cr.)
  • Spiritual & Ethical Literacy (3 cr.) 
FOUNDATIONAL LITERACIES/SKILLS:  12 credits
  • Personal Branding Communication (3 cr.)
  • Writing for the 21st Century (3 cr.)*
  • Quantitative Problem Solving (3 cr.)*
  • Language & Culture (3 cr.)
*For ‘Writing for the 21st Century’ (English) and ‘Quantitative Problem Solving’ (Math), you may need additional courses depending on your placement.

CORE LITERACIES:  15 credits – Choose one (1) course from each broad theme. Course options can be found in the course catalog or on the academic advising page. Broad themes are:
  • Narratives of Identity       (3 cr.)
  • Science, Environment & Culture (3 cr.)   
  • Social Tensions (3 cr.)    
  • The American Experience (3 cr.)
  • Approving the Better Things (3 cr.)

Professional Core

Culminating Experience

Giving students a culminating experience as well as practical work experience, the Professional Core is a graduation requirement for every Stritch student in a bachelor’s degree program. This bachelor’s degree program includes completion of the Professional Core consisting of three courses:
  • Pre-Internship
  • Internship
  • Capstone

Experiential Learning

This interdisciplinary major combines courses in Business and Communication to create an emphasis for students who want to take their career in a particular direction.

Our students have gained practical experience through internships. 

Internship sites may include: 

  • Cardinal Stritch University 
  • Ambas Financial Services
  • Milwaukee Kickers
  • Housing Ministries of American Baptist Wisconsin
  • Networth Realty of Phoenix
  • Innovation & Community Learning
  • EastBrook Academy
  • Liberty Tax
  • Golden Spiral Digital
  • United Community Center
  • Jose's Blue Sombrero
  • Jackson Hewitt
  • Villas Homes
  • West Point Financial
Contact admissions or the program faculty with questions about this program.

Admissions

Barbara S. Spies

Chair - UG Business & Communication|Faculty - Communication Arts

Business and CommunicationBusiness and Communication

bsspies@stritch.edu

(414) 410-4691