Business Communications

Concordia-Chicago Business Communications Degree 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.

Business Communications 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.

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’ 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.

Annual events like the Business Leaders Networking Event and organizations like the Concordia Business Club link concepts learned in the classroom to the business community through educational opportunities, professional events and real-world experiences. Business Club members benefit from networking, speakers who help with job placement, leadership development and more.

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