Business Communication

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Type



Adult Degree Completion

It’s time to move ahead. Effective communication is key for establishing and maintaining a successful organization. Western’s Business Communication Adult Degree Completion program combines the logistics of business with the finesse of communication to create a versatile degree, setting you on the path to success in a fulfilling career.

Program Overview

Become fluent in the language of business

Learn how to craft and share engaging messages for the audiences you want. Business Communication is about day-to-day business operations, as well as improving relationships, through the use of effective communication. After graduation, use your skillset to pursue career opportunities in public relations, organizational communication, marketing, strategic management, content creation and more.

Capture your audiences.

The Business Communication program teaches you how to craft messages that engage with internal and external audiences in a meaningful and impactful way.


Career preparation starts your first year at Western and is the primary focus of every degree.

Visit Career Services in Library 120 or online to discover your interests, define your goals, and land the career of your dreams.

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Beyond The Classroom

Take your education to the workplace.

Our dedicated faculty and support teams are experts in online education, giving you personalized assistance for planning, coursework and more. Online learning resources are also available 24 hours a day.

Understanding the world of business

A strong awareness of standard business operations helps you view communication through a business-oriented lens and allow you to write messages that promote the success of any organization.

Department Information

Adult Degree Completion

Department Chairperson

Terry Schliesman, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Arts, Director of Adult Degree Completion

Director of Extended Studies

Kirky Swift

Director of Extended Studies

Contact Information

970.943. 2885

Campus Location

Western Colorado University

Taylor Hall 303
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231