Business Communication Degree

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Program Description 

Rockhurst University’s Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication degree is one-of-a-kind. You won’t find another communications degree in Kansas City, or at any other major university for that matter, like it. This is a unique, interdisciplinary experience across two colleges within RU and across two disciplines integrated into one impactful major.

Students take courses in both communication and business, focusing on interpersonal and organizational communication, media, public speaking and beyond.

You’ll learn effective communication skills that you can use and share with others to enhance communication in the workplace.

RU also offers a communications minor and a journalism minor.

What is Business Communication?

Business communication skills are more vital than ever before as the use of technology rises. Business communication is information sharing between employees or publicly for the overall benefit of a company or organization. There are two types of business communication: internal and external. In short, it’s about relationship building internally with employees and externally with customers.

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates who earn a business communications degree from RU will be able to:

  • Apply communication theory to organizations. 
  • Know how business and communication are interconnected. 
  • Develop interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills.

Prospective Students 

Current Students 


  • ​Students are encouraged to complete internships while completing their business communications degree. Internships have been completed at places such as Lockton, Cerner and FleishmanHillard.
  • Students work with a local organization for their capstone project, where they identify communication issues and make recommendations to the organization.  
  • Students can participate in the communication speed networking event where they can meet and talk with current business communication professionals.
  • Dean's Scholar program – earn a bachelor's and master's degree in only 5 years! Learn more about the program here


Business communication graduates pursue careers in fields such as: 

  • Advertising  
  • Public relations 
  • Human resources