As an undergraduate in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies’ corporate
communication program, you will develop competencies in public relations, marketing
communication, event planning, employee and community relations, communication management
and conflict negotiation. On Duquesne’s liberal arts foundation, you’ll build skills
in management communication to go on one day to support effective, responsible and
sustainable organizations and institutions.
You’ll focus on developing skills in communication strategies, interpersonal communication
and public relations within the context of the corporate world, covering topics such
as organizational communication, crisis communication, stakeholder management, branding
and identity, media relations and reputation management. Also included will be courses
on business ethics, corporate social responsibility and leadership communication,
all essential in building and maintaining a positive corporate image.
Corporate communication majors pursue careers in not-for-profit and for-profit organizations
that require strategic communication leadership to connect these organizations to
their internal and external publics.
The B.A. in Corporate Communication cultivates skills in management communication
to support effective, responsible, and sustainable organizations and institutions.
Build a foundation for success.
COMM 201Human Communication in a Technological Age
COMM 407Intercultural Communication
You will select five electives in consultation with your success coach, from classes
such as the following:
COMM 456WOrganizational Communication
COMM 427Communication Management
COMM 350Communication & Community Relations
COMM 463Strategic Corporate Communication
COMM 430IMC Strategies I: PR
COMM 387Event Planning: Comm. Architecture
COMM 445Nonprofit Development & Philanthropy Communication
COMM 342Environmental Communication
COMM 432IMC: Brand, Identity, Reputation
You may take up to 15 additional credits for an enhanced major. An enhanced major
allows you to supplement the 30-credit major with additional coursework and internships.
This option requires consultation with the undergraduate directors.
Corporate Communication Fast Facts
Double Major Opportunity
Corporate Communication students create unique combinations within their curriculum,
choosing to double major in areas such as business, multiplatform journalism, psychology,
sociology, theater arts and more!
Job & Education Placement
72% of Corporate Communication students land full-time jobs within 6-months of graduation;
another 12% of students go on to pursue continuing education opportunities.
Corporate Communication students land jobs in industries such as banking, government,
healthcare, higher education, law, media, tech, and so many more!