Business Communication

Enhance your career with the essentials of business messaging. 

Today’s business environment requires people who can communicate well in person and electronically. This is more than composing emails or providing customer service; it involves effectively communicating goals and objectives - and the means of achieving those goals and objectives - within an organization, within a team, or to key constituents such as clients or shareholders.

What You Study

The business communications curriculum gives students a solid understanding of business fundamentals supplemented by a variety of courses offered by the Communications and Journalism department focusing on:

  • how to persuade and put forth particular points of view
  • how to produce media in all forms
  • the cultural variables involved in communication
  • technology in today’s workplace.

How We Support Your Learning

As a student in the business communications program, you can take advantage of a wide variety of internships in the Twin Cities, and many students enjoy further networking through the activities of on-campus clubs such as PRSSA, Ad Fed, AMA and the Communication Club.

Typical Business Communications Jobs

Business analyst
Customer relations
Employee communications specialist
Investor relations
Systems development manager
Broadcast analyst

LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship: $2,500

Awarded to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors who meet the criteria and complete an application. Only students majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing or public relations will be considered.