Requirements and Coursework
Apply to the MBA/MA Communication
Students enrolled in the MBA/MA Communication take eight courses in the Communication program and 20 courses in the MBA.
- All MBA/MA students are required to complete the following communication courses:
- Research and Writing Methods (480.600) [This is the first class students take in the Communication Department]
- One course from the Informing Practice Through Research list
- A second course from the Informing Practice Through Research list
- One course from the Applied Research for Communication Professionals list
- Elective #1
- Elective #2
- Elective #3
- Thesis (480.800) [This should be the last class students take in the Communication Department. Graduation is subject to completion of the thesis course, thesis defense, and approval of the thesis by the thesis committee.]
Students may select a concentration in: Corporate and Non-Profit Communication, Public and Media Relations, Health Communication, Political Communication, and Digital Technologies. To earn a concentration, students must take four classes in that subject area.
Students enrolled in the MBA/MA Communication dual degree must take all eight of their communication courses in the Communication department. Provisional students are not allowed to take online courses in the Communication department.
- Accounting and Financial Reporting
- Statistical Analysis
- The Firm and Macro-economy
- Finance and Capital Markets
- Customer Driven Marketing
- Ethics and Humanity
- Business Communications
- Global Strategy
- Business Law
- Operations Management
- Economics for Decision Making
- Information Systems
- Leading Organizations
- Decision Models
- Strategic Management
- Four Electives
Alumni of the Communication or the MBA programs may apply for the joint degree and apply already completed course work toward the joint degree. However, they may have to take additional course work to bring their degrees up to date and not all courses may apply.