Dual Degree Communication Studies - M.A./M.B.A.

College of Communication and Information
School of Communication Studies
135 Taylor Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2659
comm@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/comm


College of Business Administration
Business Administration Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2772
business.kent.edu

Description

The School of Communication Studies collaborates with the College of Business Administration to offer a M.A./M.B.A. dual degree program.

The M.A. Communication Studies/M.B.A. dual degree program is designed for students and professionals whose career goals focus on communication, particularly global communication and provides direction and leadership in economic and business development processes.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL for international students
  • Goal statement
  • Sample of scholarly writing
  • GRE scores are required only for applicants seeking graduate assistantships

For the full-time options: Admission to the full-time Master of Business Administration program is in the fall semester only.

  • Official transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE
  • goal statement
  • two-to-three letters of recommendation
  • resume
  • TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or PTE, if applicable

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Communication Studies and Business Administration MA/MBA dual degree program will be able to:

  1. Develop and apply their specialized communication skill set to influence business in global markets. 
  2. Integrate knowledge of business practices and communication theory and research in the process of achieving educational and corporate goals.
 

M.A. Communication Studies/M.B.A. - Dual Degree Program

Major Requirements

ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BAD 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 1
COMM 65000FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION INQUIRY 3
COMM 65652THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION 3
COMM 65851ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION 3
COMM 65020QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION 2-3
or MIS 64005 ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING
ECON 62021GLOBAL CONDITIONS AND MACROECONOMICS POLICY 2
ECON 62022MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
MIS 64041OPERATIONS, SERVICE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
MIS 64042GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY 2
MIS 64185BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
MIS 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
Business Elective6-7
Communication Studies (COMM) Electives, choose from the following options:18
Thesis Option
THESIS I
Communication Studies (COMM) Electives
Coursework Only Option
Communication Studies (COMM) Electives
Project Option
MASTERS PROJECT IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Communication Studies (COMM) Electives
Internship Option
MASTERS INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Communication Studies (COMM) Electives
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60