Horizontal TabsOverview JIU’s Master of Arts in Business Communication degree programs address the critical needs for advanced leadership and organizational communication abilities in today’s complex corporate environment. If you’re seeking to build on your managerial skills with an emphasis on developing, managing and evaluating communications plans and strategies, this is the program for you. Graduates of the MABC program emerge fully prepared for leadership roles in business, industry and non-profit organizations. In addition to the core MABC curriculum, we offer several unique degree specializations in the area of interest that best meets your needs. Select an Area of Study Entrepreneurship Leadership and Influence Leading the Customer-Driven Organization Project Management Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Formulates, interprets and contributes to an organization’s vision by aligning business processes and teams to meet measurable objectives that contribute to success. Directs or participates in the formulation and delivery of effective presentations, creating consistent messaging, and developing the pathways and processes to ensure consistent messaging across the business organization. Actively contributes to the development and performance of others, including excellence in interpersonal communication, motivation techniques, coaching and mentoring, team leadership, design of an empowering work environment, and effective delegation. Supports organizational stakeholders to achieve goals by developing and designing policy implementation, acting as a mediator to negotiate conflict, and facilitating leadership in others who carry out policies. Grasps and applies a variety of leadership methods and practices; works to understand innate leadership abilities as well as the application of leadership practices to multiple business contexts and to self management; includes the ability to effectively influence and coach others; demonstrates stewardship of business organization. Demonstrates awareness of the technology systems and solutions by assessing need, analyzing problems and proposing innovative solutions that contribute to and prove their value to the bottom line of business profitability. Proficient in determining and acting upon ethical solutions to difficult and diverse situations to protect intellectual property and the rights of others as well as acting ethically within daily business practices and interactions, inclusive of a global point of view and associated legality. Achieves the capacity to identify, analyze and formulate innovative solutions to complex problems involving people working toward business objectives; includes conducting appropriate research to build a valid case for the selected solution. Goes beyond style and appearance to compose concise and powerful statements using various media, including the spoken word, to influence, persuade and present a strong case for a specific point of view. Program Disclosures Make an informed decision: Gainful Employment Disclosures Review potential occupations, tuition and fees, on-time completion rates and median loan debt.