Build a Brand. Tell a Story.


Businesses need unique storytellers to curate messages they want to share. At Stevenson, prepare for a wide range of career paths, including public relations, social media and content management, and event planning. With courses in communication, business, writing, and design, you will be equipped to succeed in diverse and dynamic industries.

Want to go the extra mile? Our Bachelor’s to Master’s Option allows you to graduate with a master’s in as little as five years.

Graduates of the Business Communication program will:

  • Demonstrate communication competency among various publics, through oral and written communication, including speeches, presentations, research, and informal dialogue.
  • Demonstrate competency in the various forms of business and public writing.
  • Demonstrate competency in explaining key concepts and practices of business and other organizations through class projects, case studies, and multimedia presentations.
  • Demonstrate competency in key concepts and principles in the fields of video or photography through the production of a finished portfolio or piece.
  • Apply principles of publication design and layout by employing both Mac and PC software programs in business applications.
  • Demonstrate competency in information technology through word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.
  • Complete an internship that satisfies employer and program expectations.

The Mill Experience

Stevenson’s Student-Run Design and Communications Agency

The Mill Agency at Stevenson University provides an opportunity for students to work with clients in a collaborative student-driven environment. School of Design, Arts, and Communication majors interact and work on communication and design solutions to meet clients’ needs while collaborating in an agency setting. Students use design thinking to execute professional solutions through research, discussion, iterative making, and formal presentations.

Stevenson Business Communication

Career Connections

Internship Placements

  • Maryland Film Festival
  • CBS Radio
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Baltimore Business
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Top Employers

  • Aerotek
  • Maryland Public
  • US Lacrosse
  • Walt Disney World
  • Wells Fargo

Graduate Opportunities

  • George Washington University Law School
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Loyola University of Maryland
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Maryland

Career Pathways

  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Corporate Communications
  • Sports Communication
  • Journalist/Writer

School of Design, Arts & Communication: Internship Showcase

SU students’ exceptional experiences include opportunities like career-focused internships. These experiences provide practical applications for what students study, as well as also further shaping the professionals they will become. Our School of Design, Arts, and Communication’s Internship Showcase gives students the chance to share their experiences with other students and highlight what made their internships unique and motivational.

Meet Our Students & Alumni

Maximizing Education

Isabella Maxey

Business Communication Major

Self-proclaimed lover of all things creative, Baltimore-based Filipina Isabella Maxey took off into the life of a jet-setting marketing expert shortly after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Business Communication.

Study Business Communication at Stevenson


The courses in the preview below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Business Communication. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Course Preview

CM 270New Media Communication3 credits
MGT 204Principles of Management3 credits
MKT 311Consumer Behavior3 credits
CM 253/ENG 253Journalism I3 credits
GDES 125Fundamentals of Digital Media3 credits
PHOTO 141Basic Digital Photography3 credits

Academic Catalog

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, and suggested course sequence for Stevenson’s Business Communication program.

Major Requirements

FYS 100First Year Seminar1 credit

Communication Core Required Courses – (28 credits)

CM 101Public Speaking3 credits
CM 115Interpersonal Communication3 credits
CM 211Intercultural Communication3 credits
CM 205Communication Ethics3 credits
CM 255Small Group Communication3 credits
CM 270New Media Communication3 credits
CM 290Internship Preparation1 credit
CM 310Conflict Resolution and Negotiation3 credits
CM 390Organizational Communication3 credits
CM 401Internship

Variable credits; minimum 3 credits required

CM 490Communication Capstone3 credits

Business Core Required Courses – 12 credits

MGT 204Principles of Management3 credits
MKT 206Principles of Marketing3 credits
MKT 311Consumer Behavior3 credits
MKT 336Integrated Marketing Communication3 credits

Writing Core Options – Choose 9 credits – ALL classes also serve as approved electives.

CM 253/ENG 253Journalism I3 credits
CM 254/ENG 254Journalism II3 credits
CM 303/ENG 303Feature Writing3 credits
CM 304/ENG 304Magazine Writing and Publishing3 credits
CM 305/ENG 305Journalism Practicum3 credits
CM 314/ENG 314Public Relations Writing3 credits
CM 323Writing for the Web3 credits
ENG 224Introduction to Creative Writing3 credits
ENG 324Creative Writing: Non-Fiction3 credits

Design Core Required Courses – 9 credits

GDES 125Fundamentals of Digital Media3 credits
GDES 270Introduction to Corporate Communication Design3 credits
PHOTO 141Basic Digital Photography3 credits

Technology Core Requirements – Choose 3 credits from the following.

ENG 256Introduction to Digital Publishing3 credits
GDES 208Web Design I3 credits
IS 135MS Office Applications3 credits
IS 260Presentation Theory and Application3 credits

Program Elective Options – Choose 6 credits

CM 120Human Communication3 credits
CM 236Communication Writing and Research3 credits
CM 260Business and Professional Communication3 credits
CM 265Event Planning and Publicity3 credits
CM 275Principles and Practices of Public Relations3 credits
CM 300Advanced Public Speaking3 credits
CM 380The Advertising Campaign3 credits
CM 402Special Topics in Communication3 credits
CM 445Communication and Leadership3 credits
ENG 225Topics in Creative Writing3 credits
ENG 381Themes in Literature3 credits
FMI 101Cinema I: Storytelling3 credits
FMI 102Cinema II: Continuity3 credits
FMI 204Broadcast Production3 credits
MGT 224Principles of Entrepreneurship3 credits
MGT 235Introduction to Sport Management3 credits
MKT 307Market Research3 credits
MKT 315Sports Marketing3 credits
MKT 316Principles of Negotiation and Sales3 credits
MKT 325International Marketing3 credits
SOD 395The Mill – Design Center3 credits

Other courses as approved by advisor and department chair/coordinator/associate dean.

Minors and Other Options

Minor in Communications

A minor in Communication is available. Please contact the department chair for more information.

Minors at Stevenson

Add a Professional Minor

Open yourself up to additional career paths with one of our professional minors. Each minor is designed to pair with students’ majors to give them additional career options, a competitive edge in the job market, and an opportunity to shape their Stevenson experience to meet their specific career goals. 

Find a Professional Minor

Bachelor’s to Master’s Option

BS/MS options are available for students majoring in Business Communication who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework while working toward a Stevenson University Master’s Degree in one of the following:

Explore more Bachelor’s to Master’s Options

Communication News

Over the last month, there has been a lot of news coming from Stevenson's Communication alums! Our department is thrilled to see our graduates thriving in their fields.

Communication's very own Lauryn Davis is one of the people thanking donors for supporting our students and for their committed philanthropy. Along with Dr.

Comm alum Julia Tucker ('14 undergraduate degree, '15 graduate degree), known to many for singing the The Star-Spangled Banner at Mustang Stadium, Camden Yards, and at other events, will be singing backup for Sarah Brightman .

Which Communication program is your best fit?

Stevenson’s communication programs offer different focus areas to help students craft their path to their desired interests and potential career. So, what’s the difference between Communication Studies and Business Communication at Stevenson?

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