MBA/MA in Communication Joint Degree

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

Develop critical intellectual and strategic leadership skills that will allow you to tackle the complex challenges of communication and business.

Program Features

The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business MBA/MA in Communication prepares you with a managerial acumen to become an expert communicator in the workplace. Administered with the Graduate School of Liberal Arts, you will uniquely position yourself for a leadership career in business and communication. 

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

How to Apply

  • 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.