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Top Schools for Business Communications

Read about business communications programs, through which students acquire skills in leadership, negotiation, speaking and writing. Find summaries of the programs offered by four leading universities, as well as a list of other schools in the U.S. that offer programs in business communication.

Although business communications is not commonly offered as a major, courses can typically be found through a general undergraduate program in business or communication, as well as a Master of Business Administration program.

School Information

Some of the top schools offering courses in business communications include the University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California in Berkeley and CUNY Bernard M Baruch College.

University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

School Highlight: The B.A. with a major in communication is granted by the College of Arts and Sciences but the courses are given by the Annenberg School for Communication.

The University of Pennsylvania is a private university that U.S. News & World Report ranked tied at #8 among national universities in 2017. The university's Annenberg School for Communication offers a bachelor's degree program in communication, through which students explore concentrations in global communication and messages and marketing.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA

School Highlight: MIT's Sloan School of Management prepares students for leadership roles in the business world.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research institution that U.S. News & World Report ranked seventh among national universities in 2017. MIT's Sloan School of Management offers various programs, including an MBA, an executive MBA, executive programs, master's degree programs and a Ph.D. program. There is also an undergraduate program in management science.

University of California - Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

School Highlight: Berkeley boasts the teaching of real-world skills and the latest techniques that are used in the business world.

The University of California in Berkeley is a private institution that U.S. News & World Report ranked tied at 20th on its list of national universities in 2017. Courses in business communication can be found through certificate programs in business administration, leadership and management and professional communication. Also, there are other various courses in business and professional communication.

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College in New York, NY

School Highlight: The school offers a business communication major with a specialization in corporate communication, among other topics.

Unlike many schools, Baruch College offers an undergraduate major specifically in business communication through the Department of Communication Studies. Students in the program may also choose to specialize in corporate communication, graphic communication or business writing, depending on their career objectives. Some of the available courses include Communication for Executives and Consumer Behavior. Students also have the opportunity to complete an internship. For 2017, the school was ranked tied at #5 among public schools in the North.

Top Business Communications Programs

These two schools also have strong business communications offerings:

  • Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City, OK, has over 20 student organizations at the Spears School of Business.
  • Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL, offers an integrated marketing communications minor.

Students can find a variety of educational opportunities in business communications at top private and public universities.

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