Corporate Communication and Business Dual Degree


Torn between getting your M.A. in Corporate Communication and your getting your M.B.A.? Look no further! With our dual degree M.A./M.B.A., you can walk away with two degrees from two separate schools within Duquesne University. This 66 credit-degree allows you to combine a passion for clear and articulate communication with a strong understanding of the business world and how it operates.

To Apply:

Students must apply and be accepted to both programs of study. Though the College of Liberal Arts does not require GMAT or GRE scores, it is a requirement for acceptance into the School of Business  (unless waived by AACSB QPA, prior work experience, or other graduate/terminal degree).


Program Type

Dual Degree



Required Credit Hours


Program Requirements

  • COMM 500 Professional Communication
  • COMM 501 Persuasion in the Marketplace
  • COMM 556 Organizational & Leadership Communication
  • COMM 522 Communication Research Methods
  • COMM 523 Comm. Ethics & Professional Civility
  • Required Electives (15 cr.) 6 credits fulfilled through MBA courses
  • ACCT 501 Accounting Fundamentals*
  • ECON 501 Economics Fundamentals*
  • FINC 501 Finance Fundamentals*
  • STAT 501 Statistics Fundamentals*
  • STAT 510 Applied Statistics
  • GRBU 503 Applied Managerial Decision Tools
  • MGMT 513 Managing People
  • ACCT 515 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • ECON 520 Managerial Economics
  • ISYS 515 Managing Information
  • SCMG 527 Supply Chain/Operations Management
  • FINC 530 Financial Management
  • BLAW 529 Business Legal Environment
  • MGMT 523 Applied Business Ethics
  • MKTG 535 Marketing Management
  • MGMT 531 Strategic Sust. Theories and Models
  • MGMT 533 Global Business
  • MGMT 545 Executive Insights
  • MGMT 540 Strategy and Implementation
  • MGMT 548 Capstone Project

*These courses may be waived based on previous coursework.