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Business Communication Careers Overview

In today's increasingly competitive business environment, there's a demand for public relations professionals in nearly every industry. Earning a bachelor's degree in Communications from DeVry University with a specialization in Business Communication can help you develop the skills and competencies needed to effectively manage an organization's communications and public relations.

Professional Responsibilities


When you earn your bachelor's degree in Communications from DeVry University with a specialization in Business Communication, you'll be prepared to apply your skills to the management and execution of an organization's internal and external communications. In a business communications career, your professional responsibilities could include:

  • Facilitating and managing public relations and corporate communications
  • Spearheading marketing communications
  • Managing special projects such as philanthropic initiatives
  • Handling crisis and emergency communications
  • Advertising and marketing products and services



Business communication careers can be found a number of industries, including:

  • Advertising and PR
  • Automotive
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Real estate

Career Options


DeVry University graduates of the Communications bachelor's degree program with a specialization in Business Communication will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Investor, employee, community, media, labor, or government relations
  • Training and employee development
  • Marketing and corporate communications

The DeVry University Career Advantage


Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of business communication. The proof is in the numbers. For the last 5 years, DeVry University graduates have worked at 96 of the Fortune 100 companies.* In fact, each year thousands of our graduates find themselves right where they want to be-employed in their field of study.

*DeVry University graduates from October 2004 - June 2009 in the active job market. Active job market includes those employed prior to graduation. Fortune 500 ranking, 2009.