Minor in Business Communication

Business Communication Minor

Department of Marketing  

A minor in Business Communication consists of 15 hours. Nine hours must be taken at MTSU, of which 3 hours must be upper-division.  A 2.00 GPA is required in the Business Communication minor. Students seeking to complete this minor should contact the Department of Marketing for advising and approval.

Required Courses (9 hours)

 

  • BCED 3510 - Business Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Keyboarding skills helpful.) A review of the theory and processes in oral and written business communication. Emphasis on the extensive functions of written and electronic communications.

  • BCED 4510 - Business Report Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3510 recommended.) Nature, general function, and present need of reports in industry. Recognizing, organizing, and investigating problems preparatory to writing reports and construction and writing of distinctive business and technical reports.

  • BCED 4660 - Corporate Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. (BCED 3510 recommended.) Research and analysis of case studies of significant research; case studies in business communication; communication policies, principles, and procedures from the executive's viewpoint.

Electives (6 hours)

 

  • BCED 2330 - Word Processing Concepts

    3 credit hours

    Familiarization with word processing equipment, implications, and applications in business operations.

  • BCED 4670 - International Business Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Provides students with a theoretical and practical framework for understanding and conducting effective international business communication. Emphasis on the analysis and development of international business communication processes.

  • BCED 4850 - Digital Communication for Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BCED 3510; admission into the College of Business. Offers skills needed to create digital communication for business with emphasis on the writing process, digital tools, planning, design, collaborating, copyright and fair use, and technical aspects of digital writing.

  • BCED 4900 - Dimensions in Professional Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Emphasis on job acquisition process, time management, effective listening skills, oral and nonverbal communication competencies, dictation management, and assumption of professional responsibility for participative management activities.

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