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Business Communications

Business Communications

Every organization requires some form of effective business communications, which is a vital skill for today’s graduates. Whether communicating with co-workers and colleagues or prospects and clients, business graduates must use various communication skills and techniques in their professions on a daily basis.

Students are introduced to basic business communication concepts, theories, and techniques. They will also engage in organizational behavior exercises and team building activities as well as have the opportunity to apply their business communication knowledge using hands-on, real-world projects. This may include Service-Learning projects, integrated marketing communication plans, marketing research projects, advertising campaigns, as well as case studies and business communication simulations. Students will obtain a well-rounded education in business theory and application.

Program Goal

The mission of the Business Communications degree is to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university or become employed in an entry-level business communications position. Students will possess a solid business communications and business studies foundation.

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of various advertising mediums such as print, radio, television, e-commerce, etc.
  • Develop integrated marketing communication skills in the areas of product, place, price and promotion
  • Demonstrate excellent written communication skills to be applied to business settings
  • Demonstrate team work principles and techniques
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and presentation communication skills
  • Articulate global business communications perspectives

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Business Communications degree program must comply with the college admission requirements; no specific program requirements apply.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students may transfer credits earned at other accredited institutions provided a grade of "C" or better has been earned in courses with equivalent content. Appropriate transfer credits may be accepted within a 10-year time frame.

Accreditation

Associate Degrees in Accounting, Business Communications, Business Studies, Management, and Marketing are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Our national accreditation allows our graduates to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in all regions of the country.

Employment Opportunities

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), job prospects for business graduates are strong. Students with a business background can find entry-level jobs in the service, government, and non-profit sectors.

Business Communications Degree Program

Degree Program - First Year

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
BUS120M Introduction to Communications Media 3 0 3
MKTG125M Principles of Marketing: A Global Perspective 3 0 3
CIS110M Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
ENGL110XM or
ENGL110M
College Composition I with Corequisite or
College Composition I
4 0 4
MATH132M Business Mathematics 3 0 3
FYE100M MCC Essentials 1 0 1
  Total X X X
 
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
BUS114M Management 3 0 3
ACCT113M Introduction to Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
PSYC110M Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
ENGL220M College Composition II 4 0 4
  English Elective - Choose one: (ENGL203M, ENGL214M) 3 0 3
  Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total X X X


Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
MKTG135M Global Consumer Behavior 3 0 3
MKTG210M Advertising 3 0 3
GDES110M Page Layout and Design 2 3 3
ENGL113M Introduction to Public Speaking 3 0 3
PHIL240M Ethics 3 0 3
  Total X X X
 
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
BUS200M Team Building 3 0 3
BUS210M Organizational Communications 3 0 3
BUS216M Organizational Behavior 3 0 3
MKTG282M Marketing Research 3 0 3
  Business Elective 3 0 3
  Total X X X
Total Credits - X

 

Business Communications Certificate

    TH LAB CR
BUS120M Introduction to Communications Media 3 0 3
ENGL110XM or
ENGL110M
College Composition I with Corequisite or
College Composition I
4 0 4
MKTG125M Principles of Marketing: A Global Perspective 3 0 3
  Business Elective - Choose one: (BUS210M, BUS216M, MKTG210M, MKTG282M) 3 0 3
  Business Elective - Choose one: (BUS210M, BUS216M, MKTG210M, MKTG282M) 3 0 3
  English Elective - Choose one: (ENGL113M, ENGL203M, ENGL214M) 3 0 3
Total Credits - X

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Upcoming Info Sessions

All Info Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice.

  • 10/22 at 6pm
  • 2/10 at 6pm
  • 3/9 at 6pm