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Loyola University Chicago

School of Continuing and Professional Studies


BA in Management

The BA in Management in Communications prepares students in the principles of business management (accounting, human resources, project management) and corporate communications (professional writing, advertising and new media). Students will be prepared to advance in careers in organization communications, community relations and project management.


The BA in Management with Communication concentration comprises 120 credit hours. Courses in the Communication concentration are offered in accelerated, 8-week sessions. All courses are offered in the traditional (in-person) format with several courses available online. 

I. Management Major: 39 credit hours

  • CPST 250: Foundations of Organizations
  • CPST 310: Accounting Principles and Applications
  • CPST 340: Marketing Concepts and Strategies
  • CPST 350: Human Resource Principles and Practices
  • CPST 247: Computer Concepts and Applications orInformation Systems
  • CPST 349: Project Management
  • ECON 201: Principles of Economics: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 202: Principles of Economics: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • STAT 103: Statistics
  • CPST 37X: Organizational Finance
  • LREB 315: Law & Regulatory Environment of Business I
  • COMM 273: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 237: Small Group Communication

II. SCPS Common Curriculum: 9 credit hours

  • CPST 200: Introduction to Degree Completion
  • CPST 2XX: Professional Identity and Development
  • CPST 399: Capstone

III. Communication Concentration: 24 credit hours

  • COMM 205: Reporting and Writing Across Platforms
  • COMM 206: Writing for the Web
  • COMM 312: Special Events Planning
  • COMM 313: Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • COMM 317: Media Planning
  • COMM 318: Public Relations Writing
  • COMM 321: Advertising Campaigns
  • COMM 327: New Media Campaigns

IV. University Core Requirements

What are employers looking for? Employers say they are looking for a demonstrated capacity in these areas:

  • think critically
  • communicate clearly
  • solve complex problems
  • ethical judgment and integrity
  • intercultural skills
  • the capacity for continued new learning
  • written and oral communication
  • applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences

In the University Core you will further develop your skills. Learn more about University Core Requirements.

V. Electives

A total of 120 credits are required for the degree at Loyola University Chicago. Sources of the remaining credits can include courses offered in the SCPS 8-week session schedule or the 16-week semester schedule. Transfer credits (not already used in the major, concentration, or University Core), Prior Learning Assessment, CLEP, DSST, or ACE-evaluated credits (such as your military ARTS transcript) can all used to fulfill the remaining elective credit requirements that get you to 120 credits, subject to residency and other requirements.

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