A business communications degree is about much more than mastering how to write a press release. It is lesrning how to coordinate and integrate all the marketing communication tools, avenues and sources within a company into a strategy that achieves the organization’s goals.
Our rigorous but flexible programs build your critical knowledge of business issues and communication skills. Graduates in business communications find careers in corporate, not-for-profit, education and government settings.
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded learning experience by using the latest technology and engaging students with real-world business scenarios and hands-on learning exercises.
The business communications program at Concordia University Chicago is designed to prepare graduates for success in a dynamic, exciting career and to give them the tools to grow into strong, confident, ethical leaders in their field in the future.
General Course Information
The bachelor of arts degree in business communication requires 48 semester hours of concentrated study. Students take required business courses in accounting; economics; statistics; management; information technology; ethics; finance; marketing; business writing and communication; public relations; and intercultural and marketing communication.
For details about required courses, please visit our online catalog pages.
Concordia University Chicago’s “supervised work experience” offers opportunities for students to receive academic credit while gaining practical work experience in the business communications field. The campus’ location, as well as the proximity of public transportation, opens up a number of exciting internship and networking opportunities with everything from large corporations to small start-up firms, from not-for-profit organizations to PR agencies in Chicago, the vibrant Oak Park and River Forest communities and other nearby suburbs.
Graduates with business communications degrees find career positions as marketing, advertising, sales and public relations professionals. They find opportunities in the world of promotions, news, correspondence reporting, and information and research analysis.
Business communications executives often work closely with a number of other professional groups, including those in the media, industry, human resources, investor relations and political campaigns. They serve as advocates for not-for-profit and profit-driven businesses.
Some of the companies recently hiring CUC students include:
Abbott Laboratories • Allstate Insurance • Blue Cross/Blue Shield • Chase Bank • Chicago Park District • Chicago Police Department • Chicago Symphony Orchestra • Children’s Memorial Hospital • Coca-Cola • IBM Global • Liberty Mutual Insurance • Lucent Technologies Marriott Hotels • Mayo Clinic • McGladrey & Pullen • Northwestern Memorial Hospital