Leaders in business and industry recognize the importance of communication, but few MBA programs offer communication courses. At the same time, communication professionals recognize the importance of good business practices, but programs rarely offer courses in business. The Master of Arts in Communication/MBA  dual degree program was developed to fill that need.

Quick Stats

Course Locations Washington, DC; Online
The MBA portion of the degree must be completed on-site at our Carey Business School in Washington, DC.
However, the MA in Communication portion of the degree may be completed fully online or fully on-site at our Washington, DC campus.
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements 10 courses for MA in Communication; 21 courses for the MBA

The Johns Hopkins MA in Communication/MBA was developed for managers in public and media relations, advertising, crisis communication, organizational development, and risk communication. It will provide you 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. It also allows you to expand your knowledge and skills in business and management, preparing you to lead nonprofit, public sector, or commercial enterprises.

With the MA Communication/MBA degree, you’re uniquely positioned for a leadership career in business and communication. By completing both the managerial education requirements of the MBA and the advanced disciplinary requirements of a specialized MA in Communication, you’ll develop critical intellectual and strategic leadership skills that will allow you to tackle the complex challenges of communication and business.

The MA Communication/MBA is designed with class schedules to accommodate working adults—classes are offered in the evening, and Saturdays, so you’ll never have to break stride in your career to earn your degree.