MBA/MA in Communication Joint Degree

Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and Graduate School of Liberal Arts


A combined 72 credits for these two degrees (30 credits for the M.A. in Communication and 42 credits for the MBA) is reduced to 60 credits through credit-sharing.

Policies and Procedures

  • Students must apply and be accepted to both programs of study. The GMAT or GRE is required for application to the School of Business (unless waived).
  • Students may begin their study in either the School of Business or in the Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
  • Students who successfully complete all requirements will receive two degrees and two diplomas. The degrees must be conferred simultaneously.

Curricula Details

MA in Communication
Course Credits
Professional Communication 3
Persuasion in the Marketplace 3
Organizational & Leadership Communication 3
Communication Research Methods 3
Communication Ethics & Professional Civility 3
Required Electives - 6 credits fulfilled through MBA Courses 15

MBA - Master of Business Administration
Course Credits
*Accounting Fundamentals 1.5
*Economics Fundamentals 1.5
*Finance Fundamentals 1.5
*Statistics Fundamentals 1.5
Applied Statistics 3
Applied Managerial Decision Tools 1.5
Managing People for Sustained Competitive Advantage 1.5
Accounting for Decision Makers 3
Managerial Economics 3
Managing Information 1.5
Supply Chain/Operations Management 1.5
Financial Management  3
Business Legal Environment 1.5
Applied Business Ethics 1.5
Marketing Management 3
Strategic Sustainable and Models 1.5
Global Business 1.5
Executive Insights 3
Strategy and Implementation 3
Capstone Project 3

*These courses may be waived based on previous coursework.