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Do you have a solid business background? Does communicating or marketing a company’s product, brand or identity to the public sound interesting to you? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, a Master of Arts (MA) in Business Communication might be right for you.

What is an MA in Business Communication? Simply put, the program teaches students how to communicate both within and without a business model. The program incorporates elements of an MBA, but focuses specifically on communications. Typical course topics include marketing, public relations and corporate reputation or management. Many programs offer internship possibilities in the final year of study to give students practical expertise in the field as well as important job and networking opportunities.

There are many benefits to obtaining an MA in Business Communication. Most notably, students walk away with a degree that offers pointed instruction in effective corporate communications, which can be applied to a number of different industries.

The costs of obtaining this type of degree vary by institution and location. For a more precise accounting of exact course and registration fees, contact the institution you’re interested in applying to directly.

Graduates with an MA in Business Communication realize rewarding careers in advertising agencies, marketing departments and public relations and press offices of myriad different types of businesses. Often, graduates with design courses under their belt go on to work as graphic or website designers within advertising or corporate communications departments. Some graduates go into business for themselves as communications consultants, tailoring their work to smaller businesses or startups in particular.

There are numerous opportunities to earn an MA in Business Communication both in the United States and overseas. The degree is also conducive to taking online courses, and many working professionals or students who are pursuing the degree part time choose this route. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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5 Results in Business Communication

Middlesex University London

Looking at the multiple audiences that brands must address, this master's degree covers the core subjects of strategic brand management, stakeholder communication and the ... [+]

An in-depth immersion in multiple facets of branding, including areas such as strategic brand-building, sonic branding and digital marketing, is facilitated by a team of academics who are experts in the field of branding. The teaching team is led by the senior lecturer and top place branding academic Dr Keith Dinnie, author of the world’s first academic textbook on the topic of nation branding. The course is designed for students who have just completed an undergraduate degree and who wish to specialise in branding, as well as professionals currently working in marketing, who want to further their careers in the industry.

Being situated in London means you will be in a city that is a global hub for the branding, advertising and design industries, as well as learning in a highly cosmopolitan and diverse campus environment here at Middlesex. You will be studying with other like-minded marketing professionals and recent marketing graduates, helping you to develop a professional network and enhance the skills and knowledge required for a branding role whether client-side or agency-side.... [-]

United Kingdom London UK Online
August 2019
12 months
Campus
Radboud University

If you choose to study IBC at Radboud University you will be able to combine learning academic research techniques with practical business competencies. ... [+]

Join the crème de la crème of business communication

If you choose to study IBC at Radboud University you will be able to combine learning academic research techniques with practical business competencies. We are looking for thinkers and doers with an international orientation. That is unique in the Netherlands and we are one of very few programmes in Europe to focus sharply on the practical, analytical, cultural and linguistic aspects of the business. In particular, we place a strong emphasis on the influence of national and organisational culture on companies and institutions that operate across borders. Thanks to our network, we are able to arrange excellent group internships, and we are selective (max. 50 students per year). You will find yourself in a dynamic learning environment with smart, motivated fellow students and you will receive close personal guidance from highly experienced members of the faculty. We are not hierarchical and we are not an MBA. As a future executive, you will need to be able to assess the quality of business research. A lot of business studies lack academic rigour. Our graduates learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff.... [-]

Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Leeds Beckett University

Gain the expertise to operate within a global economy and develop your writing and presentation skills to engage with audiences across the world on this accredited course ... [+]

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Gain the expertise to operate within a global economy and develop your writing and presentation skills to engage with audiences across the world on this accredited course.

The use of the internet, mobile technology and social media has had a huge impact on our lives and the way we communicate? information is quite literally available at our fingertips and word of mouth is spreading faster than ever before. This trend is leading to a greater demand for communications professionals who can plan strategic PR campaigns and implement social media and viral campaigns in order to drive businesses forward in the digital age.

You will be paired with an experienced mentor from industry, who will offer valuable advice on your future career and the latest developments in the field. You will also take on a live public relations consultancy project for a client.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs

The M.A. in Global Communication helps students understand the complex global information environment; its implications for governance, security, and business; and how to ... [+]

As the world has become increasingly interconnected, American and international policymakers have rediscovered the crucial importance of communicating with foreign publics, understanding international media, and public opinion and finding new and better ways to exercise “Smart Power” abroad. Offered jointly by GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), the M.A. in Global Communication helps students understand the complex global information environment; its implications for governance, security, and business; and how to communicate effectively to global audiences.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull

This Masters Degree is the first of its kind in Europe. The program gives students the opportunity to study and understand management principles of communication inherent ... [+]

This Masters Degree is the first of its kind in Europe. The program gives students the opportunity to study and understand management principles of communication inherent in companies and organizations operating within the international arena, with emphasis on successful application of the strategic tools of communication and public relations and public affairs.

The course is taught exclusively in English, with a faculty of renowned teachers shared with U.S., UK and the rest of Europe. The content of the program responds to the growing demand of a global sector. The master gathers the tendencies set by the leading communication and public relations agencies and consultancies in the world, and also responds to the needs of the large multinationals, who demand global communication projects, but who have both an identity and local roots.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus