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MBA/MA in Communication Studies

The School of Communication Studies and College of Business Administration offer you the opportunity to obtain two degrees at once: a Master of Arts in Communication Studies (MA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

This unique dual-degree program is particularly attractive for managers, professionals and Bachelor of Arts students looking to enhance their communication skills to influence business in emerging global markets, while also developing skills to augment their own professional careers.

The dual degree integrates knowledge of economic and business development practices that impact our interconnected global business world. Coursework includes:

  • Communication theory and skills
  • Media and information dissemination and processes
  • Business fundamentals
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Team-building skills

To apply, you only need to complete one set of application materials. Each program makes an independent admission decision on your same application. Admission is based on grades, GRE or GMAT, references, an admissions essay and professional experience.

*You must also fulfill a Global Experience requirement, which can be a study abroad course or an internship with global reach.

Program Requirements (62-65 credit hours)

MBA Management Requirements (35-41 credit hours)

  • ACCT 63037         Financial Accounting For Managerial Action  
  • ACCT 63038         Accounting For Managerial Action & Evaluation  
  • BAD 68051           Professional Development I  
  • BAD 68052           Professional Development II  
  • ECON 62021        Business Conditions Analysis & Public Policy  
  • ECON 62022        Managerial Economics  
  • FIN 66050            The Legal and Ethical Environment of Management Decisions 
  • FIN 66061            Financial Management I  
  • MIS 64005           Statistics For Management -or-
    COMM 65020   Quantitative Research Methods in Communication
  • MIS 64041           Operations Management
  • MIS 64042           Global Technology Strategy 
  • MIS 64185           Business Strategy
  • MIS 64271           Human Resources Management 
  • MKTG 65051       Marketing Management   

MA in Communication Studies Requirements (20-27 credit hours)

  • COMM 65000      Foundations of Communication Inquiry
  • COMM 65652      Theories of Communication
  • COMM 65661      Communication in an Information Society
  • COMM 65680      Intercultural/International Communication
  • COMM 65766      Communication in a Global Society
  • COMM 65851      Organizational Communication
  • COMM                 Elective #1
  • GLOBAL EXPERIENCE   Study abroad/Internship
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