Department of Communication Studies

Business Communication

Business Communication Minor

The Business Communication minor is interdisciplinary in nature and offered jointly by the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences and the College of Business Administration. It is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Marketing and the Department of Communication Studies. The minor requires a 12-hour core plus 9 hours from one of three emphases.

COMM 3155 (48C:173) Business and Professional Oral Communication 3
Communication or English: 3
Interactive Digital Communication
Introduction to Professional Writing
Communication or Management: 3
Organizational Communication
Organizational Management
MKTG 2110 (130:101) Principles of Marketing 3
Required: 3 hours from each of three emphases below: 9
Total Hours 21


1. Applied Writing Skills

Select one course from the following: 3
Applied Writing: Workplace Communication
Applied Writing: Proposals and Grants
Applied Writing: Technical Communication

2. Communication Skills

Select one course from the following: 3
Communication Studies:
Group Communication Skills
Mediation Theory and Process
Communication and Conflict Management
Principles of Public Relations

3. Business and Professional Communication Contexts and Applications

Select one of the following: 3
Communication Studies:
Organizational Cultures and Communication
Public Relations: Integrated Communications
Advertising and Promotion
Digital Advertising
Personal Selling


Note: When declaring this minor students must:

  • have a 2.70 cumulative GPA.
  • have satisfactorily completed Categories 1A and 1B of the Liberal Arts Core.

Available to all UNI majors.