Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications B.A. major at Avila

Pairing communication theory and skills with psychological and business principles, Avila’s bachelor of arts degree in Strategic Communication will give you a dynamic, future-proof set of skills key to any business or organization. Built specifically for working adults, parents, and caregivers, this degree offers the flexibility you need to succeed.

By majoring in communications studies you’ll learn how to effectively and appropriately interact with a wide array of constituencies, with messaging tailored to the needs of unique audiences. Your coursework will cover the theory and practice of communication needed by organizational leadership. Your classes will combine academic work, case studies, and hands-on experience to create messages across media platforms: traditional, digital, internet, social, and emerging media.

From help with admissions, financial aid, academic advising, and through the challenges of daily life, our student support services are here to help see you through graduation.

You can do this: Fully online communications degree.

Set your own pace — each session runs eight weeks in online classes. Scheduled throughout the year you can start at any time and progress at the speed of your life.

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EARN YOUR DEGREE AT THE SPEED OF LIFE. Eight-week sessions keep you moving and on track, to graduation with the flexibility that working students need for success.

Are you interested in strategic communications?
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Be Prepared for Your Career

Working adults not only leave our program prepared academically, but they also benefit from the network of connections of their instructors. Your classes will be lead by professionals who are active in their fields. Small class sizes. Interactive and collaborative courses. You’ll find your mentor here.

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Avila Strategic Communications B.A. graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • Advertising and Promotions Managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Fundraising Managers
  • Marketing or Public Relations Associate
Avila Strategic Communications B.A. graduates have the skills to work in a wide variety of companies:
  • Advertising and Marketing firms
  • In-house Corporate Communication departments
  • Non-profit Organizations

An Environment to Enhance your Education

Learning Commons

Located in the Hooley-Bundschu Library, this cutting-edge space is complete with flexible study areas, meeting rooms, and the latest technology. Dedicated lounge areas and access to our substantive on-site holdings mean you don’t have to compromise while you’re studying for that next exam.

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Student Success Center

If you need assistance in the classroom, navigating your major, or a counselor, Avila’s Student Success Center is here to help. Your success is what makes Avila special and the SSC is here to help you transition into college and assist you throughout your college career.


Avila University Institute for Professional Studies, Foyle Hall
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816-501-2400

Ann Dorrell, Admission Advisor
P: 816-501-2945 / E:

College of Professional Schools

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