Business Communications Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy. We have developed our own online learning environment with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.
Programs:
  • Public Relations, Master of Arts (Online)
  • Media Communications, Bachelor of Science (Online)

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Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.

Programs:
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Organizational Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Rhetoric and Public Culture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Professional and Technical Writing
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At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs. With three different ways to learn, you can choose the format that works best for you:

  • Study wherever you have an Internet connection, because almost all of our courses are 100% online, or
  • Take campus-based classes(with day and evening options available), or
  • Combine campus learning with online classes (blended).

Locations:  Cedar Rapids, IA

Programs:
  • BSBA - New Media/Internet Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science: Communication
  • Master of Business Administration : Marketing

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Business Communications Career at a Glance

People who work in the field of business communications become experts in relaying information, either within a company or to external stakeholders, such as potential clients and customers. Professionals with a business communication degree can hold careers in speech and grant writing, public relations, and internal communications. The following skills are useful for anyone interested in the field of business communication: ability to synthesize information and present it clearly, superior writing ability, strong verbal communications and persuasiveness. Furthermore, successful business communicators are able to communicate across diverse audiences.

What to Know about Business Communication Programs and Degrees

A business communication degree can be versatile, as proficiency in writing and public speaking is a valuable skill set for many careers. A bachelor's degree in business communication, for example, can open the door to an entry-level position in public relations or technical writing, when coupled with expertise in technology. General business degrees sometimes offer business communications as a specialization within the program, whether at the associate's, bachelors, or master's level. Business communication programs typically build competency in writing and oral communications, public relations, communications theory, mass communication, and media and publishing.

Business Communications Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites the following median annual wages for careers related to business communications:
  • Writers and authors: $53,070
  • Public relations specialists: $51,280
  • Desktop publishers: $36,600
Job growth varies depending on the industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts favorable career opportunities for public relations specialists, as job growth is predicted to increase 24 percent from 2008 through 2018. Jobs in writing will increase approximately 8 percent during the same period, while desktop publishing will decline 23 percent.