In Walden’s B.S. in Business Communication program, you can explore fundamental business principles while studying the latest communication strategies and techniques.

This online business communication degree program focuses on helping you gain the practical skills you need to advance within your current organization or to position yourself for a career in a variety of fields, including marketing, public relations, human resources, advertising, or organizational training and development, so you can change your world and the world of those around you.

In this cross-disciplinary degree program, you can gain an understanding of how to:

  • Use relevant and emerging technology to develop a social media campaign.
  • Strengthen working relationships by enhancing interpersonal and group communication and improving clarity and effectiveness in your messages.
  • Apply creativity and innovative thinking while analyzing real-world problems.
  • Maximize your ability to negotiate and influence others.
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Walden’s online B.S. in Business Communication offers a General Program option as well as a variety of concentrations to help you meet your personal and professional goals:

If you would like to expand your focus beyond the field of communications or merge your interests with other areas of study such as business, human services, psychology, or public health, explore the General Program. Students who pursue the General Program can select up to 15 courses from any Walden bachelor’s program or transfer up to 135 credits from another academic institution.

You also have the option to pursue an undergraduate minor. Your minor must be in a discipline outside your bachelor’s degree program area. Adding a minor to your program of study allows you to gain multidisciplinary skills that can help you advance toward your professional goals.

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General Program

This dynamic and cross-disciplinary program offers a unique opportunity to strengthen both your business and communication skills in order to help prepare you to work in a variety of industries. With this option, you can create your own learning experience and explore a range of topics in communication, health, business, public relations, and other areas relevant to your desired career path. This option is the ideal choice if you have an associate degree or if you have a high number of transfer credits.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Elective courses (75 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Elective Courses

Select 15 additional courses to fulfill the elective requirement. Choose courses from general education courses, B.S. in Business Communication concentration courses, or courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs. Individual course prerequisites apply. These 75 credits of electives are in addition to the five-credit general education elective.

Capstone Course

Emerging Media

From smartphones to social media, blog posts to podcasts, today’s technology provides us with more opportunities to communicate and connect than ever before. Explore these new media tools and assess their ability to increase organizational effectiveness and reach global markets with a concentration in Emerging Media. At the end of your program, you will have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned to create your own mass communication tool.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (60 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose courses from general education courses, B.S. in Business Communication concentration courses, or courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs. Individual course prerequisites apply. These 60 credits of electives are in addition to the five-credit general education elective.

Capstone Course

Health Communication

As the field of healthcare continues to evolve, patients and practitioners alike must navigate increasingly complicated messages on policy and preventive care. Through an interdisciplinary approach, this concentration gives you the opportunity to explore how to shape these messages to promote wellness, enhance awareness of public and global health issues, and address challenges to and opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. Additional topics include stress and personal health management, communicating healthy lifestyle messages to diverse populations, and using social media in marketing and communications.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (60 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose courses from general education courses, B.S. in Business Communication concentration courses, or courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs. Individual course prerequisites apply. These 60 credits of electives are in addition to the five-credit general education elective.

Capstone Course

Human Resource Management

Organizations today are recognizing the importance of the human resource professional as a strategic partner serving the best interests of the organization and its shareholders. This concentration provides an overview of human resource management and explores topics such as recruitment and selection, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits, and employee relations. You will examine how human resources can impact corporate strategic goals and gain an understanding of how the individuals who make up a workforce can create a competitive advantage for the organization.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (60 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose courses from general education courses, B.S. in Business Communication concentration courses, or courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs. Individual course prerequisites apply. These 60 credits of electives are in addition to the five-credit general education elective.

Capstone Course

Management and Organizational Communication

Internal and external communications are the key to cultivating a strong corporate culture in any organization. Take the opportunity to develop the skills you need to effectively communicate—in person, in the conference room, and beyond. With a concentration in Management and Organizational Communication, you can assess how communication occurs among individuals and between organizations. Explore strategies and approaches for managing communications in times of crisis, including contingency planning, transparency, stakeholder analysis, and ethics.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (60 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose courses from general education courses, B.S. in Business Communication concentration courses, or courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs. Individual course prerequisites apply. These 60 credits of electives are in addition to the five-credit general education elective.

Capstone Courses

Marketing Communication

Knowledgeable and creative marketing professionals can help an organization grow and thrive in an increasingly global marketplace. With a concentration in Marketing Communication, you can gain a deeper understanding of key marketing concepts as well as explore emerging technologies that are influencing communication. Examine the challenges of communicating in today’s digital environment and learn practical strategies that generate results in areas such as sales, retail, advertising, and more.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (55 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose courses from general education courses, B.S. in Business Communication concentration courses, or courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs. Individual course prerequisites apply. These 55 credits of electives are in addition to the five-credit general education elective.

Capstone Course

Public Relations

In today’s media-driven world, a strong public relations team is vital to helping companies promote and protect their images and reputations. Take the opportunity to expand your understanding of public relations principles and practices with this concentration. Coursework covers subjects ranging from press release writing and publicity planning to media relations and crisis management. At the end of your program, you will have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned to a communication challenge for a real-world organization.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (60 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses

Choose courses from general education courses, B.S. in Business Communication concentration courses, or courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs. Individual course prerequisites apply. These 60 credits of electives are in addition to the five-credit general education elective.

Capstone Course

Self Designed

The field of communications is diverse, encompassing many areas and applications. Chart your own course and shape a learning experience that complements your needs with a Self-Designed concentration. Customize your program of study by selecting courses from other Bachelor of Science in Business Communication concentrations that meet your specific interests and goals.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (60 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

Select three courses from any B.S. in Business Communication concentration. The following courses are recommended: HRMG 3001, PREL 4001, PREL 4103, MRKT 3001, MRKT 4511, MEDC 4101.

Elective Courses

Choose courses from general education courses, B.S. in Business Communication concentration courses, or courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs. Individual course prerequisites apply. These 60 credits of electives are in addition to the five-credit general education elective.

Capstone Course

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost
Fundamentals Courses (ENGL 0099, MATH 0099) Based on individual student requirements $50 per credit hour
Courses 181 total quarter credit hours $310 per quarter credit hour
Technology Fee per quarter $120

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Accelerate Your Degree Completion

Whether you are pursuing a career in business or broadening your career options in a variety of communication fields, a B.S. in Business Communication from Walden can help prepare you for success.

Meet the Growing Demand

There remains a growing demand for professionals in human resources, public relations, advertising and marketing, social media/communications, and related fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 835,000 jobs exist today in these areas, with 13% growth projected between 2010 and 2020.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010–20 Edition, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh (viewed online October 9, 2012). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

As a multidisciplinary degree that combines business and communication, Walden’s B.S. in Business Communication offers you a strong foundation in business with communication strategies in writing, interpersonal communication, social media, and technology. Graduates of this business communication program will gain a diverse mix of skills to thrive in a competitive marketplace.

As a Walden B.S. in Business Communication student, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore core business areas such as management and leadership, information systems, and business law.
  • Craft and deliver effective and strategic messaging through various forms of media.
  • Apply fundamental business principles and practices to solve business problems in a real-world context.
  • Examine the complex communicative behaviors that occur in diverse settings and how to assess your own communication style.
  • Discover the powerful role new media plays in the world of communication and why it’s one of the fastest-growing market needs in today’s dynamic work world.
  • Put your communication skills into practice with a capstone course in which you will develop a comprehensive, strategic communications plan.
  • Challenge your thinking by collaborating with students around the country—or even around the world—who share your passion for learning.
  • Enjoy a successful student experience with help from Walden’s Student Support Team, which can help you balance your educational, personal, and professional goals.

At Walden, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more.

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Course Media

Social Media in Business Practice is a video used in Walden’s B.S. in Communication and B.S. in Business Communication programs. This award-winning video illustrating the use of social media and technology in business practice is one of the many multimedia tools used in conjunction with the coursework in this program.

Which Program Is Right for You?

The B.S. in Communication may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Explore how traditional communication concepts and emerging technologies can be applied to a broad range of careers.
  • Examine the complex communicative behaviors that occur in diverse settings and how to assess your own communication style.
  • Discover the powerful role new media plays in the world of communication and why it’s one of the fastest-growing market needs in today’s dynamic work world.
  • Assess the challenges and opportunities that exist within the virtual office and how to integrate technology into the communication process.
  • Put your communication skills into practice with a capstone course where you will develop a comprehensive, strategic communications plan.

The B.S. in Business Communication may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Gain a strong grounding in business fundamentals such as management, leadership, organizational management, information systems, and more.
  • Advance in your current business career by becoming a more effective communicator.
  • Expand your professional career opportunities in communication fields such as public relations, marketing, social media, and more.
  • Support your vision and business strategies through successful communication skills.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Use fundamental business principles and practices to solve business problems in a real-world context.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of their own values, dispositions, and communication styles through their personal and professional communication.
  3. Apply technology to enable digital communication in professional settings.
  4. Demonstrate economic, political, legal, ethical, and socially aware strategies in their communications with both local and global audiences.
  5. Utilize a systems perspective to optimize organizational, community, and global communication.
  6. Employ critical-thinking skills in selecting communication strategies that are appropriate considering the diversity of the audience.
  7. Examine communication strategies necessary to promote social change.

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the B.S. in Business Communication relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

For assistance in deciding which online degree program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.