Major Overview

Appropriate communication creates an element of understanding and trust between two parties. The ability to gain these relationships is critical, especially in the business world. A major in Business and Corporate Communication will prepare you create these connections. This program educates students to function within the business or corporate setting as a proofreader, composer, and editor of business or business related communications. You will learn how to communicate effectively both verbally and nonverbally.

Some of the classes you will take in this major include Public Speaking, Media Analysis and Criticism, Interpersonal and Group Communication, Business Communications, and Advertising and Marketing Communications. This major is commonly offered as a Bachelor's degree.

Required Skills

If you enjoy interacting with others and are well-spoken, this major would be an excellent fit for you. This major will required a lot of group work, making teamwork skills essential. You will learn how to prepare presentations, deliver speeches, and explain policies; students will need to hone their public speaking and interpersonal skills. Strong writing skills are also important. In order to prepare for field, it is advised to take prior courses in Speech, Creative Writing, Psychology, English, and Computer Applications.

Careers

Graduates with a Business/Corporate Communications can expect career options in a number of fields. These options include Copywriters, Technical Writers, Public Relations Specialist, Human Resources Managers and Editors. The majority of these careers involve a great deal of writing and proofreading. Public Relations Specialist and Human Resources Managers work directly with individuals and companies in order to improve and promote their performance. The outlook for these occupations is growing faster than average. This increase can be attributed to the growing workforce and developments of social media.

Graduates with a degree in Business or Corporate Communications may expect an average starting salary of $37,964 and a mid-career salary of $64,101.

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Yearly Graduations
 746
Average Starting Salary
$37,964
Average Mid-Career Salary
$64,101

Example Careers

Here is a small sample of the careers that a degree in Business/Corporate Communications might open up.

Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Editors
Technical Writers
Writers and Authors
Salary data is estimated by College Factual using 2013 data provided by PayScale.
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