Online Bachelor of Arts in Business – Communication

In business, the ability to communicate effectively is indispensable. The Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in communication combines a versatile foundation in business concepts with a focused and rigorous communication curriculum. This business communication degree concentration can support your career aspirations in a wide variety of industries.

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Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 41

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a business communication degree concentration?

The business communication degree concentration includes various communication-focused courses in addition to the core courses required of all W. P. Carey School of Business majors. You’ll create communication strategies in response to different situations and learn how business and communication play an important role in achieving success in all industries and careers.

Why study business communication?

 

Communication is at the core of every business and can pave the way for successful interactions and outcomes. In the online business communication program, you can learn to create effective lines of communication that help streamline operations and align teams. By developing deep knowledge in these areas and studying key concepts that prepare you for roles in a range of industries, you may set yourself apart from other candidates in the job market.

What skills can I learn with a business communication degree concentration?

 

This degree pairs versatile core business concepts with valuable communication strategies to prepare you to effectively communicate complex business information. The curriculum of the business communication degree concentration prioritizes important skills such as:

  • Improving workplace communication.
  • Negotiating and managing conflict.
  • Understanding and shaping messages.
  • Using effective communication strategies for training.

Will my business communication degree concentration say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Bachelor of Arts in business. Your concentration in communication will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.

Online business communication courses

The online business communication program explores foundational business principles and specialized communications strategies. You'll complete tailored courses for applying communication concepts to unique situations and scenarios. Classes in the major include:


COM 259: Communication in Business and the Professions


COM 312: Communication, Conflict, and Negotiation


COM 400: Communication in Professions (HU & C)


COM 453: Communication Training and Development


What can I do with a business communication degree concentration?

The business communication degree concentration can support career growth in a variety of settings. You can compete for roles in public relations, retail banking, hospitality and more. Potential paths you might follow after graduation include:

Business Analyst


Growth: 10.7 %
Salary: $87,660

Employee Training Manager


Growth: 7.3 %
Salary: $115,640

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $103,650

Inside Sales Manager


Growth: -8.3 %
Salary: $78,560

Office Manager


Growth: %
Salary:

Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)


Growth: %
Salary:

Public Relations Specialist


Growth: 7.2 %
Salary: $62,810

Sales Manager


Growth: 3.5 %
Salary: $132,290

Social Services Director


Growth: 17.0 %
Salary: $69,600

Instructors with a wide range of professional experience

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.

Instructors with a wide range of professional experience

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.

Admission requirements for the business communication degree concentration

General admission requirements

Freshman additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

Earned Admission pathway

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

A business program with a respected reputation

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our peer-reviewed 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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