Academics

183COBClass012915_webheader_0515.jpg

Business Communication

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.

Concordia-Chicago Business Communication Degree Overview

Our rigorous but flexible programs build your critical knowledge of business issues and communication skills. Business communication majors find careers in corporate, nonprofit, education, political 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.

Business Communication Course Information

The bachelor of arts degree in business communication requires 48 semester hours of concentrated study. Students take required business courses in:

  • accounting
  • 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.

Business Communication Major 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’ proximity to Chicago and public transportation provides easy access to exciting internship and networking opportunities. Everything from large corporations to small start-up firms, nonprofit organizations to PR agencies build their businesses in Chicago and the nearby suburbs. 

The CUC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, a national organization for future business leaders, links concepts learned in the classroom to the business community through educational opportunities, professional events and real-world experiences. Phi Beta Lambda members benefit from networking, speakers, job placement assistance, leadership development and more. 

Some of the companies recently hiring CUC students include:

  • Apex Systems
  • Bohler Uddeholm
  • Chicago Sky
  • Enterprise
  • Esurance
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Sogeti
  • Walt Disney World
  • Yelp