2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) 
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2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BS in Business Communication

“Walden University is a great educational institution that provides students with the means to change lives in their communities.”

Dennis Mitterer, PhD in Management Student

Students in the BS in Business Communication program are prepared to meet the growing demand for professionals who can create effective business strategies and communicate them effectively to colleagues, customers, and other key audiences. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum, students learn strategic communication skills while exploring the fundamentals of business and the dynamics of organizations. Topics in this program include social media; interpersonal, oral, and written communications; emerging media and new technologies; human resources; leadership; and organizational management.

Learning Outcomes

 Graduates of the program will be prepared to:

  1. Use fundamental business principles and practices to solve business problems in a real-world context.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of their own values, dispositions, and communication styles through their personal and professional communication.
  3. Apply technology to enable digital communication in professional settings.
  4. Demonstrate economic, political, legal, ethical, and socially aware strategies in their communications with both local and global audiences.
  5. Utilize a systems perspective to optimize organizational, community, and global communication.
  6. Employ critical-thinking skills in selecting communication strategies that are appropriate considering the diversity of the audience.
  7. Examine communication strategies necessary to promote social change.


Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
  • General Education  courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (60 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (15 cr., depending on concentration)
  • Elective courses (55–70 cr., depending on concentration)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)


General Education Courses (46 cr.)

See the general education  section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000 or 4000 level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Concentration Courses (0-15 cr.)

These courses are dependent upon the particular concentration. Please see the course list on each concentration page.

Electives (55-75 cr.)

Electives are dependent upon the particular concentration. Please see the elective requirements on each concentration page.

Program Data

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