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Online MBA in Corporate Communications and Public Relations

Take your communication skills to the next level and become a leader in corporate communication and public relations. Mount Union's online MBA program is tailored to equip students from diverse academic backgrounds with the expertise needed to excel in this dynamic field, regardless of industry. Our program offers the flexibility and accessibility necessary for working professionals or those who prefer remote learning.



Why Mount Union’s Online MBA in Corporate Communications and Public Relations

Our flexible online program appeals to students from diverse backgrounds including communication, public relations, marketing, networking, languages, and education. With a seven-week course structure, you can tailor your education to fit your personal and professional commitments, achieving your goals at your own pace. Here's what sets us apart:


Enhanced Practical Learning Experience

Immerse yourself in practical learning through consulting projects and case studies. Apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills crucial for professional success. 

Networking and Collaboration

Connect with a diverse community of peers, alumni, and industry professionals. Engage in virtual events, webinars, and alumni networking platforms to expand your professional network and exchange ideas, enhancing your understanding of cross-cultural communication dynamics. 

Interactive Global Learning

Access dynamic learning experiences such as virtual classrooms, discussion forums, and multimedia presentations. Explore communication dynamics in diverse cultural and global contexts through coursework focused on global communication strategies, vital in today's interconnected business world.

  • 36 Credit Hours

    Structured for two, seven-week classes per term (*credit hours)

  • $695 per credit hour

    The 2023-2024 cost per credit hour for the online M.B.A. is $695. (discounts available)

  • 6 Starts

    MBA has rolling admission in the May, August, and January terms

Courses in Corporate Communication and Public Relations

The curriculum in our MBA in corporate communication and public relations covers a wide range of areas including strategic communication planning, media relations, crisis communication, branding, stakeholder management, digital communication strategies, and corporate social responsibility. You will also benefit from learning from faculty members with extensive experience and expertise in the field, providing valuable insights into current industry trends, best practices, and real-world challenges.
View the entire MBA in corporate communication and public relations curriculum.


  • Public Relations and Ethical Relationship-Building

    This course will explore communication theories that assist in developing and maintaining strategic and ethical relationships with all stakeholders of an organization. Students will incorporate audience analysis to create tactical communication programs placed on a variety of communication.

  • Crisis Communication and Repair Strategies

    This course will critique the anatomy and stages of a crisis situation, examine leadership during a crisis, and identify crisis restoration strategies. Students will assess and evaluate business environments to create comprehensive communication strategies to sustain stakeholder relationships.

Career Paths with an MBA in Corporate Communication and Public Relations

Graduates with an MBA in corporate communication and public relations can pursue various career paths in corporate and nonprofit sectors, including roles such as corporate communications manager, public relations specialist, media relations manager, marketing communications director, and social media manager. Employers increasingly value effective communicators, and our program provides the focused training necessary for career advancement in this sought-after specialty.

Learn More About the Online MBA in Corporate Communication and Public Relations

Mount Union’s online corporate communication and public relations degree offers a comprehensive pathway for individuals seeking to become influential leaders in strategic communication and relationship building. Our program provides the knowledge, skills, and networking opportunities essential for success in this dynamic field. Learn more about Mount Union’s MBA program and see if it is the right fit for you.

MBA in Corporate Communications and Public Relations Requirements

  1. All Applicants:
    • Degree/Credentials: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
    • Undergraduate Achievement: Possess an undergraduate cumulative grade point average equal to or greater than a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or a grade point average equal to or greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate study.
    • Experience: Provide a curriculum vitae or résumé.
    • Essay and Writing Ability: Applicants will submit an essay of a maximum of 500 words outlining the following: 1) career aspirations, 2) qualifications, and 3) rationale for applying to the program. This piece should demonstrate the candidate’s ability to write at a graduate level.
    • Professional Recommendation: Provide one recommendation from an employer or a former professor who is in a position to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate level study and research.
    • Consideration for Conditional Admission: Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be judged on a case-by-case basis and will be asked to submit additional documentation in an attempt to gain conditional admission.
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Equivalent:
    • Students with a bachelor's degree in business (or those who have completed an equivalent of the business common professional core (CPC) at the undergraduate level) with a 3.0 GPA or higher will not be required to take Business Foundations 1 and 2.
  3. Applicants with Non-Business Bachelor’s Degree:
    • Students with a non-business bachelor's degree, or those who have not completed an equivalent of the business common professional core (CPC) at the undergraduate level) with a 3.0 GPA or higher will be required to take Business Foundations 1 and 2. The undergraduate CPC may also be satisfied by completing appropriate undergraduate courses



Transfer Credit Policy: A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate transfer credits will be considered for transfer credit. The course(s) must have been taken at an accredited institution and be aligned with the objectives for the University of Mount Union course(s), and only coursework earning a grade of B or better will be considered for transfer credit. Additional credits may be transferred on a case-by-case basis.

A candidate wishing to transfer credits must submit an official transcript, along with a copy of the appropriate course description from the graduate catalogue of the respective institution; and may be asked to offer additional documentation (such as a course syllabus). To initiate a transfer credit evaluation, contact Dr. Anne Christo-Baker, Director of the School of Business at

TOEFL Requirement: Applicants whose primary language is not English must have a recent IBT (Internet- Based TOEFL) score of 100 or more in addition to meeting other program requirements.

Enrollment Deposit: If admitted to the program, candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $250. This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges.

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