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Virtual Chat Highlights School of Communication Graduate Programs

Earn Two Degrees in Two Years

The Master of Arts in Media Communication/Master of Business Administration program allows students to obtain both degrees in as little as two years of full-time course work.

This rigorous program is designed for highly motivated students who work or plan to work in business management and executive positions in advertising, broadcasting, integrated marketing communications, print/digital media, public relations or related industries.

Pictured is alumna MBA alumna Anna Volkova. Photo by Victoria A. Mikula.


Students in the program choose one of three M.A. concentrations, while the MBA courses provide the necessary business skills in areas such as finance, managerial methods, organizational management and strategic skills. To enter this program, prospective students must complete admissions applications and be accepted for both the MBA and the M.A. programs.

Public Relations and Advertising Management 

This concentration is designed for students who plan to, or already work in, management and executive positions in the public relations, advertising, integrated marketing communications, or comprehensive marketing professions and industries. 

Journalism/Digital Media Management 

This concentration is designed for students who plan to, or already work in, management and executive positions at companies that publish newspapers, magazines and/or newsletters, whether on paper, online or both.

Broadcasting/Digital Media Management 

This concentration is designed for students who plan to, or already work in, management and executive positions at companies involved in broadcast, cable, satellite and/or online television; and/or broadcast, satellite and/or online radio. 

MBA Courses

The MBA courses taken in this program will build your expertise in accounting, finance, global issues, legal aspects of business, organizational skills, marketing and economics.

Additional concentration credits can also be explored if you are looking to expand in the areas of businss analytics, health systems management, international business, management information systems or sports, arts and entertainment.

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

Our professors know what it takes to run a business or manage a newsroom, and they are excited to share their knowledge and experience to prepare students for their careers.

Faculty by department
Pictured is Steve Hallock, Ph.D.
  • More than 25 years of professional experience in newspapers as an award-winning professional journalist
  • Published six books: The Silent Treatment, Justice Delayed, In Cheesman Park, The Press March to War, Reporters Who Made History and The Dwindling Marketplace of Ideas in Today's News, and published commentaries in newspapers that include The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Director, School of Communication graduate programs; teaches journalism classes and adviser, The Globe 
Pictured is Archish Maharaja, Ed.D.
  • Research focused in healthcare administration and management and information technology as it applies to healthcare
  • Quoted in various health industry news articles
  • Helped create the health systems management concentration in the MBA program 

Tuition Discount

Current Point Park students (new and returning) and alumni as well as employees or members of companies and organizations that have established agreements with the University are eligible for a 25 percent discount (tuition only, does not include fees). 

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

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Pictured is alumnus Mark Hirschfeld.
"Having the practical business experience and traditional MBA core curriculum taught alongside the new age practices that are pulsing through mass communication and marketing continue to give me an edge in my career."
Pictured is alumna Tasha Pokrzywa.
"I really liked the idea of the dual program and the ability to earn both degrees while working full time. I had a lot of very inspiring and memorable professors in the M.A. and MBA program."

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