ASU's Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in communication will prepare you to understand and shape message-related behaviors for the purpose of improving communicative interactions in the workplace.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Complete your degree in a condensed timeframe. Consult your academic advisor for options.

Business communication has exploded as a distinct professional field as companies require rapid and considered responses, from conveying ordinary information to crisis communications. This innovative, interdisciplinary program will prepare you for positions in a variety of professions in which business and communication play an important role in ensuring success.

The Bachelor of Arts in business and communication includes rigorous courses within the communication concentration in addition to the skill and core courses required of all W. P. Carey School of Business majors. As a graduate of this program, you will be better qualified to enter private and nonprofit corporate communications positions with business knowledge that will be immediately useful to potential employers. Students pursuing opportunities in sales, operations, retail banking, and hospitality will find the concentration of particular value. There are a variety of opportunities for careers with a BA in business and communication. Average starting salaries can vary greatly due to location, company, industry, and experience.

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Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

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Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Business (Communication) have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

  • Social Media Manager
  • Copywriters
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Relations
  • Technical Writers


All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.

Additional Requirements


Freshman applicants who meet the requirements for ASU freshman admission are eligible for direct admission to the W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Arts degree program. To be admitted to ASU, you must be a high school graduate and meet one of the following criteria:

*ASU and W. P. Carey do not require the writing portion of these tests.

  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1120* (March 2016 and after) or 1040* (prior to March 2016) for residents
  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1180* (March 2016 and after) or 1110* (prior to March 2016) for nonresidents
  • ACT 22 (24 nonresidents)*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 25 percent
  • An overall, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 in competency courses defined by ASU (4.0 = A)

  • Transfer

    If you are a transfer student applying to the W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Arts degree program, you are eligible for direct admission if you have met the following requirements:

    An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.

    • ASU transfer student admission requirements
    • 3.0 cumulative ASU GPA (if you have attended ASU)
    • 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA (if you have attended another institution)
    • Minimum grade requirements must be met for all critical tracking courses taken (applicable only if student falls under critical tracking requirements)

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