Academics

Business Communications Degree

Program Overview

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
  • intercultural and marketing communication

For details about required courses, please visit our online catalog.

Opportunities

Concordia-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.

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

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Faculty Within the College

Career Possibilities

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Advertising Executive
  • Marketing Executive
  • Politician
  • Lobbyist
  • Broadcaster
  • Mediator
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Government Information Officer
  • Social Service Worker
  • Communications Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Promotions Specialist
  • News Analyst
  • Correspondence Reporter
  • Advocate
  • Human Resources Worker