Business Communications Program

Effective communication is an essential component of any business. In fact, most employers consider strong writing, speaking, and interpersonal communication skills as most important when interviewing job candidates and deciding who to hire. It is also a primary consideration when promoting individuals into leadership positions. Former CEO of Ford Motor Company, Lee Iacocca, once said, "You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.”

To ensure our graduates have the necessary tools to compete successfully in the global workforce, we offer a unique program that helps both undergraduate and graduate students enhance their communication skills. Our expert faculty brings both extensive academic credentials and solid business experience to the classroom; communication is approached in a practical, real-life manner with immediate application to students’ current studies, current jobs, and plans for achieving career goals.

We limit class size, so all students receive (1) personalized feedback on all assignments; (2) individual coaching sessions allowing students and instructors to work together and address the students’ specific needs; and (3) opportunities—both in formal presentations and discussions—to speak up in class, be heard, and hear others’ points of view. We create a welcoming and collegial learning environment in which the classroom communication models effective communication for the business world.

We welcome and are prepared to work with communicators at varying skill and comfort levels; our attention to individual students helps to address many issues, and we also recommend tutoring for students who can use additional time.

Mission Statement:

The Business Communications Program supports the vision of the FAU College of Business: to powerfully impact our business community through nationally recognized academic excellence. Specifically, this Program will enhance students' academic excellence in their business courses by giving them strategies to develop strong communication and critical-thinking skills. These skills will also help students succeed in their careers and have a powerful impact in their field.

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Business Communications Class and Program Information

Program Information

Learn about our innovative program.

Learning Illustration and the How-To Library

How-To Library

Access valuable communication resources such as instructional videos, writing guides, and more.

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The following list of scholarships was created by donations from individuals and organizations for students of the College of Business (COB). The FAU Foundation and the Dean's Office administer the scholarships once per year at the start of the Fall Semester. Some scholarships are made from the interest accrued on endowed funds. The scholarships may be expendable or endowments. Therefore, each scholarship fund is reviewed and awarded on a case by case basis. To apply, select the red application button to the right. Awards to scholarship recipients are received in writing approximately one month after the application window closes. 

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Contact Us

Business Communications

Department of Business Communications

Dr. Mary Kay Boyd, Chair

777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
p: (561) 297-3940
office: FL(24) 348

Department of Business Communications Faculty and Staff

Department of Business Communications Faculty and Staff

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Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online GRAD Business Programs

#37 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA Programs

FAU Business again ranked among the "Best Online MBA Programs" in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report.

Online Veterans

Best Online GRAD Veterans Programs

#19 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA).

Online Veterans

Best Online Veterans MBA Programs

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU Business among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA in Sport Management Program

The MBA in Sport Management program is among the top 20 postgraduate sports business programs in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness.

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Best Hospitality Program

FAU Business ranks on The 30 Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S.

Best For Vets

Best For Veterans

FAU Business was named one of the top business schools in South Florida for veterans by Military Times. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."