Course and Credit Requirements

The Master of Business Communication faculty are committed to providing an effective, state-of-the art graduate curriculum in business and communication to their students. As such, the curriculum is evaluated on a regular basis with adjustments made as warranted. Students are required to complete 33 credit hours to earn the MSBC degree.

For a complete listing of all courses in the various MSBC program concentrations, please see the MSBC Curriculum program sheets.

To review course descriptions of all courses in the MSBC program, please see the Spalding University Catalog.

For current tuition and fees associated with the MSBC program, please see the Spalding University Tuition and Fee web page.

MSBC Coursework includes the following:

MSBC 611 Research Methods
MSBC 618 Integrated Marketing Communication
MSBC 623 Organizational Leadership
MSBC 628 Ethics and Business Decision Making
MSBC 638 Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace
MSBC 655 Organizational Development and Change
MSBC 663 Financial Communication in the Public, Private and Nonprofit Sector
MSBC 664 Strategic Planning and Implementation
MSBC 700 Capstone Course

MSBC Coursework may include the following:

MSBC 612 Negotiation
MSBC 648 Digital Communication in the Workplace
MSBC 656 Nonprofit Management
MSBC 659 Nonprofit Resource Development Strategies
MSBC 662 Team Building and Cultural Competency
MSBC 673 Healthcare Policy and Regulation
MSBC 674 Healthcare and Human Resource Management
ACC 601 Auditing/ Business Environment
ACC 602 Financial Accounting and Reporting
ACC 603 Regulation

Transfer of Credits

A minimum of 24 credit hours must be completed at Spalding. Students may transfer credit hours who enter with comparable coursework to the Spalding master’s degree in accordance with the following regulations:

  • The program will accept up to 9 credit hours of previous graduate work
  • The Program Director must approve all transfer credit. Transfer credit is given only for course work with a grade of B or higher at the graduate level from regionally accredited institutions.
  • Transfer credit is given only for courses that are equivalent in sophistication and content/skills to courses at Spalding University.
  • Transfer credit may not be awarded for an equivalent course if, in the judgment of the evaluator, the course was taken too long ago to be of current value.

Ordinarily, credit is given for course work taken in business and communication programs. However, credit may be given for work in closely related programs provided the above criteria are met.

For more information please contact the Director of the Master’s in Business Communication Program, Dr. Robin Hinkle, at (502) 873-4244 or (502) 585-7120 or