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Applied Business Communication Minor, B.A., B.A.A., B.F.A., B.S., B.S. in B.A.

This minor is also offered via Global Campus/CMU Online.

This minor is for CMU students who want to develop the knowledge and skills that will make them job ready for the business world upon graduation. Students will develop pathways to success by making connections and building relationships through effective business communication, collaborative technologies, and social media in professional settings. Students will apply what they learn in real-world settings, including managing client projects in the community, through a structured series of courses that build upon one another.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

To declare a minor in Applied Business Communication: See an advisor in the Business Information Systems Department after declaring your major.

No more than a total of 27 hours of credit earned in business courses, including business transfer hours, may be counted towards graduation unless the student is majoring in the College of Business Administration .

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

BIS 100Introduction to Business


BUS 100Essential Business Skills


Required Courses II (18 hours)

BIS 260WIGlobal Business Communication


BIS 308Visual Business Communication and Digital Media


BIS 315Social Media and Emerging Technologies in Business


BIS 360Applied Business Communication


BIS 470Applied Business Communication Integrated Capstone


BIS 495Internship in Applied Business Communication


Total: 21 semester hours