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Online Bachelor’s in Business Communication

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Develop your communication skills while enhancing your design and business capabilities.

Online Bachelor's in Business Communication
  • Program Overview

    Earning your Degree in Business Communication

    Stevenson University Online’s Bachelor of Science in Business Communication is offered to working adults who want to enhance their communication skills, design proficiency, and business expertise. The program provides students with the skills, critical-thinking abilities, and technological competencies essential for career success in numerous fields including event planning, media, advertising, public relations, publishing and marketing. 

    Students in the bachelor of business communications degree program will develop oral and written presentations, and learn how to utilize a variety of mediums including technology, photography and design. Coursework includes instruction in areas such as public speaking, journalism, new media communication and event planning. Additionally, students will gain vital knowledge of the inner workings of the business environment to prepare graduates to enter the workforce or advance their career. Designed for working professionals, this program is offered fully online in 8-week sessions.

    Communication is Essential to Business

    The art of business involves the art of communication. The ability to articulate your ideas and communicate effectively with others is crucial to accomplishing your goals in business. Individuals with exceptional communication skills are always in demand, thus, working professionals seeking to develop their business and communication skills need look no further than Stevenson University Online. The extraordinary instruction provided enables professionals earn the Business Communication degrees they need to develop or enhance their proficiency in a number of relevant business communications fields.

    Created with the busy working professional in mind, Stevenson University Online’s Bachelor of Science in Business Communication degree program is offered as a series of online courses for greater convenience. This allows students to complete the coursework in a way that fits with their busy schedules and lifestyle. They are free to pursue an online communication degree without being forced to choose between their education and their current careers.

    Enhance your Career Prospects

    Graduates who complete their bachelor of Business Communication degrees through Stevenson University Online benefit from the most comprehensive business communication program in the Northeast. By leveraging the extensive expertise of our faculty and our flexible online course schedule, Stevenson University offers working professionals a prime opportunity to build their business communication skills.

    Students who complete online Business Communications courses through Stevenson University Online will gain a distinct advantage in the job market. These individuals can become more valuable to employers who seek qualified and talented people to help them communicate their messages to customers more effectively. They will possess the skills and proficiencies necessary to enhance their existing career paths or strike out on a new career trajectory that will lead them to greater future success. 

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  • Courses


    The online bachelor’s in Business Communication requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.

    Major Requirements

    • GPS 200 Adult Learning Theory & Practice
    • ACC 215 Survey of Accounting
    • CM 101 Public Speaking
    • CM 115 Interpersonal Communication
    • CM 211 Intercultural Communication
    • CM 253 Journalism I
    • CM 254 Journalism II
    • CM 260 Business and Professional Communication
    • CM 390 Organizational Communication
    • CM 401 Senior Internship
    • MGT 204 Principles of Management
    • MKT 206 Principles of Marketing
    • PHOTO 141 Basic Digital Photography
    • VCD 125  Fundamentals of Digital Media 
    • VCD 270 Intro to Corporate Communication Design
    • Three business electives

    Writing Electives

    Select two from the following:

    • CM 303 Feature Writing
    • CM 304 Magazine Writing & Publishing
    • CM 305 Journalism Practicum
    • CM 314 Public Relations Writing
    • CM 323 Writing for the Web

    Focused Electives

    Select four from the following:

    • CM 255 Small Group Communications
    • CM 265 Event Planning and Publicity
    • CM 270 New Media Communication
    • CM 275 Principles and Practices of PR
    • CM 310 Conflict and Negotiation
    • CM 380 The Advertising Campaign
    • CM 402 Special Topics in Communication
    • IS 260 Presentation Theory and Application
    • VCD 370 Relationship of Business & Design

    Degree Requirements

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
    • At least 15 transferable credits.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • At least two years of professional work experience.
    • Personal statement.
  • Faculty



    Nadene Vevea, Ph.D. (2016)
    Associate Dean Communication Programs
    Ph.D., North Dakota State University
    Graduate Certificate, North Dakota State University
    M.A., B.A., Minnesota State University

    Leeanne M. Bell, Ph.D. (2007)
    Assistant Professor, Business Communications
    B.A., University of Pittsburgh
    M.A., West Virginia University
    Ph.D., Duquesne University

    Deric M. Greene, Ph.D. (2004)
    Associate Professor, Business Communications
    B.S., James Madison University
    M.A., Norfolk State University
    Ph.D., Howard University

    Heather E. Harris, Ph.D. (2003)
    Professor, Business Communications
    B.A., Concordia University
    M.A., Howard University
    Ph.D., Howard University

    Ann M. Solan, Ph.D. (2013)
    Associate Dean of Business Programs
    B.S., Nyack College
    M.B.A., Dowling College
    Ph.D., Regent University

    Stephanie L. Verni (2000)
    Assistant Professor, Business Communications
    B.S., Towson University
    M.S., Towson University
    M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art


    John Castagna (2015)
    Adjunct Instructor, Business Communication
    B.A. University of North Florida;
    M.A. Seton Hall University

    Linda Coleman (2014)
    Adjunct Professor, Business Communication
    B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Duquesne University

  • Tuition


    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, in addition to a reduced-tuition rate through partnerships with community colleges, healthcare organizations, and other organizations and corporations. For a full list of Stevenson's partners, please visit our Partnerships page.

    The following reflects the total cost of a bachelor's degree if transferring in 60-credit hours. Students are eligible to transfer up to 70-credit hours from a community college or up to 90-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable. 

    Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Bachelor’s Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Bachelor’s
    (60-Credit Hours)
    Business Communication $450.00 $1,350.00 $27,000.00*

    *Does not include books.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Through Stevenson University’s Credit for Prior Learning Program, undergraduate students are eligible to earn up to 30 credits for what they have learned through their previous work and life experiences. Stevenson University Online offers several options for assessing and awarding college credit for prior learning. For more information, visit our Credit for Prior Learning page.

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