The Hopkins MBA/MA in Communication prepares managers in public and media relations, advertising, crisis communication, organizational development, and risk communication. It provides managers with the knowledge and skills to solve communication problems in the workplace, use new media to transform existing business practices, reach out to media and clientele, and manage corporate images. This program enables communication professionals to expand their knowledge and skills in business and management, preparing them to lead nonprofit, public sector, or commercial enterprises. Students in these degrees complete both the professional managerial education requirements of the MBA and the advanced disciplinary requirements of a specialized MA in Communication. More information is available at https://carey.jhu.edu/programs/dual-degrees/mba-ma-communication.
Apply to the MBA/MA in Communication through the Johns Hopkins Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. For information, please visit advanced.jhu.edu/academics/dual-degree-programs/communication-mba.
The program requires 60 credits, 42 credits (20 credits Flex MBA Business Foundation and 22 credits of electives) for the MBA. All 42 MBA credits must come from "BU" courses at the Carey Business School. Course scheduling allows for completion of the MBA portion of the program in 30 months. A waived course must be replaced with an equivalent number of credits in an advanced course. Dual degree recipients receive both diplomas upon completion of both programs.
MA in Communication Curriculum
|Core Course - Required:|
|AS.480.600||Research & Writing Methods||3|
|Core Courses - Customizable|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Foundations of Digital Media|
|Changing Behavior through Communication|
|Theory of Mass Communication Practices|
|Electives (Six courses)||18|
All students pursuing this dual degree must take the following courses. Course scheduling allows for completion of the MBA portion of the program in 32 months. Dual degree recipients receive both diplomas upon completion of both programs.
|Core Courses - Required:|
|BU.210.620||Accounting and Financial Reporting||2|
|BU.142.601||Leadership and Organizational Behavior||2|
|Electives (11 courses)||22|
|Select 11 two-credit courses. Students may fulfill this requirement with any Carey courses for which they meet the pre-requisites and enrollment criteria.|