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Business (Communication) (BA)

The BA in business with a concentration in communication is an innovative, transdisciplinary program intended to prepare students for positions in a variety of professions in which business and communication play an important role in ensuring success. Students in this program complete rigorous courses within the communication concentration in addition to the skill and core courses required of all W. P. Carey School of Business majors. Graduates have specific knowledge of business practices and the capacity to effectively communicate complex business information.

Degree Offered

Business (Communication) (BA)
Business, W. P. Carey School of

Polytechnic, Tempe, West, Campus Not Found, Online

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Career Outlook

Business communication has exploded as a distinct professional field as companies require rapid and considered responses, from conveying ordinary information to crisis communications. Historically, these positions have been staffed with people trained in communication, English, journalism or other fields but who lack specific business knowledge. Graduates of this program will be qualified to enter these positions with knowledge that will be immediately useful to potential employers while advancing their careers.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Management Analysts 13.6%$80,880
Training and Development Managers7%$101,930
General and Operations Managers 7.1%$97,270
Administrative Services Managers8.2%$83,790
Sales Managers 5.1%$110,660
Social and Community Service Managers9.5%$62,740

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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