Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Business & Finance; Communication
Location(s): Bismarck, ND

Business Communication Degree Program Overview

As a college graduate entering the work force, your most marketable attributes will include a strong repertoire of communication skills, an up-to-the-minute understanding of current communication trends and technologies, and the knowledge to use these tools effectively. A bachelor’s degree in business communication from the University of Mary will provide you with a solid foundation and cutting-edge capabilities to equip you for success. Every business has its own story, and you will be the storyteller who helps create and shape that story. This bachelor’s degree is offered at the University of Mary’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota.

The business communication bachelor's degree includes exciting opportunities such as the Rome Campus and the Emerging Leaders Academy - a program that offers selected students the chance to gain real-world leadership experience.

Business Communication Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights

The need for exceptional communication abilities in business has never been greater. With a business communication degree you will be prepared to:

  • Behave ethically in the profession.
  • Write, speak and visually communicate effectively to various audiences in a variety of formats.
  • Use technical skills (in such areas as: audio, video, computer, photography, and research) to create and communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Communication theory as a basis for professional thinking.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn so as to adapt, to create, and to manage change in the world of Communication and meet professional demands while developing productive working relationships.
  • Discuss a range of global, societal, religious, political, and like pertinent issues, and their importance to and influence on Communication.

These skills will be made employment ready. How? At the end of their senior year, each student must complete a culminating, semester long internship experience. This will round out the typical bachelor's degree requirement of 124 semester hours which can be managed in four years.

Career Outlook for Business Communication Majors

Business communication is one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing professions in the business world. For example, employment of public relations managers and specialists is expected to grow more than 20 percent from 2010 to 2020.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-'13 Edition.

Major in Business Communication:

ENG 121; ART 108; MAT 180; ACC 101, 102; ECN 203, 204; BUS 215, 311, 362, 420; COM 102, 106, 204, 210 or 212, 226, 237, 309 or 311; 315, 329, 330, 413, 414, 426, 430, 432; two practica of the following: Forensics, Theatre, Video, Summit; ALU 499.

Minor in Business Communication:

COM 204, 226, 315, 329, 413, 414; COM 330.ART 108 highly recommended.

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


If you are considering pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business communication, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota: