Business and Professional Writing Degree

In large-scale corporations and start-up companies alike, employers are seeking people with a broad knowledge base in everything from managing funds to writing web content.  The major in Business and Professional Writing introduces you to a broad range of business concepts such as:

  • Accounting

  • Economics

  • Management

  • Marketing

You’ll also focus on honing your writing abilities and gaining an understanding of how to utilize new media trends in the business environment.




Why a Business and Professional Writing Degree?

Earning a B.B.A. in Business and Professional Writing gives you a solid foundation of business skills to succeed in today’s corporate world, while also building on your strengths as a writer. This multi-faceted degree program ensures you have a competitive edge when seeking jobs in a variety of careers.




Photo of Holman LibraryAbout the Business and Professional Writing Major

Housed within the School of Business, the bachelor’s degree in Business and Professional Writing is composed of a strong core of business classes, along with courses in technical communication, media technology, and information design.

2019-2020 Program Catalog

2019-2020 4-Year Plan

A minor in Business and Professional Writing is also offered.




Photo of McKendree's Entryway MonumentWhy McKendree?

McKendree University provides you with interactive learning opportunities through our small class sizes, experienced faculty, and unique internship experiences that move you beyond the classroom. We are committed to your success in the degree programs we offer, the internships and extracurricular activities that will set you apart, and the college experience you’ll get here. Just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, McKendree University is located in historic Lebanon, Illinois, and affords students a host of enriching cultural, career, and entertainment opportunities.



Program Highlights

  • A combination of the most important skills in today’s workplace: finance, management, media technology, and business communication

  • Blends coursework with unique internships that complete course credit while giving you on-the-job experience



Photo of McKendree Seal MarkerEmployment Opportunities

Graduates in Business and Professional Writing find employment in a variety of environments, including:

    • Corporate

    • Government

    • Software

    • Manufacturing

    • Non-profit

    • Healthcare



Interesting Courses

  • Business Strategy and Policy

  • New Media and Emerging Technologies in Professional Writing

  • Civic Engagement through Professional Writing



Photo of McKendree Entryway MonumentClub Information / Honor Societies

  • Sigma Beta Delta (Business Honor Society)

  • Phi Beta Lambda (Business Service Club)

  • McKendree Review student newspaper



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