Business Communication

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The Millikin Difference

As a business communication major, you will study the nature and role of communication in professional contexts. More specifically, you will learn to craft and deliver the critical messages of a business to essential stakeholders such as employees, customers and investors.

The curriculum will provide you with the communication skills and business acumen to identify organizational objectives, understand stakeholders and convey meaningful insights. This major prepares students for a wide range of careers in professional contexts.

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Career Opportunities

A degree in business communication will prepare you for versatile careers in communication, marketing, and public relations fields. Specific career roles include:

  • Communication specialist
  • Communication manager
  • Fundraiser
  • Talent acquisition/recruiting
  • Customer relations
  • Sales consultant
  • Professional/corporate trainer
  • Social media manager

$57,089 Average starting salary for graduates*

*National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2020

Performance Learning

Performance Learning is Millikin's hands-on approach to learning that allows you to apply what you're learning in the classroom to real-world situations. With Performance Learning, you perform the actual work of your future career starting on day one.

As a business communication major, you will experience Performance Learning through applications such as social media certification, an intercultural communication training seminar and various non-profit organization projects.

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