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Business Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
Rockhurst University’s Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication degree is one-of-a-kind. You won’t find another communications degree in Kansas City, or at any other major university for that matter, like it. This is a unique, interdisciplinary experience across two colleges within RU and across two disciplines integrated into one impactful major.
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Students take courses in both communication and business, focusing on interpersonal and organizational communication, media, public speaking and beyond.

In the Business Communication program  offered by the Rockhurst University you’ll learn effective communication skills that you can use and share with others to enhance communication in the workplace. RU also offers a communications minor and journalism minor.

Business communication skills are more vital than ever before as the use of technology rises. Business communication is information sharing between employees or publicly for the overall benefit of a company or organization. There are two types of business communication: internal and external. In short, it’s about relationship building internally with employees and externally with customers.

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates who earn a business communications degree from RU will be able to:

  • Apply communication theory to organizations. 
  • Know how business and communication are interconnected. 
  • Develop interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Presentational Speaking and Listening 
  • Health Communication 
  • Persuasion: Theories of Social Influence
  • Principles of Marketing 
  • Consumer Insights 
  • International Marketing 

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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