Department of Business Communication

USC Marshall School of Business


Strategic Messages



Communicate with New Media and Technology



Define your Professional Image

Pitch creative ideas.
Lead successful teams.
Master presentations.


Department of Business Communication

Communication connects.
Communication creates.
Communication counts.


*Research Spotlight*

BUCO faculty examines “Team Work Under Pressure”
Read more here.

Cardon, P.; Aritz, J., Fleischmann, C. (2020). What Happens to Global Virtual Teams When a Pandemic Hits?: Maintaining Normalcy and Stability with Disruption All Around. The Western ABC Bulletin, 2.1. 

*Electives Spotlight - Fall 2021*

Click here for a look into the BUCO 499 course offering.





Career success and leadership rely on excellence in business communication. Communication transcends all human endeavors and determines their outcome, value, and success. Skillful communication is the art of strategic adaptation and inclusion; it is the launch-pad for establishing a professional presence in this world to make a difference.

Marshall’s Department of Business Communication (BUCO) has emerged as the largest and one of the most prestigious academic entities of its kind, contributing to education and scholarship for more than 35 years. BUCO courses prepare students for a world driven by communication by applying theory to practical challenges in the professions, including the art of creating strategic messages for diverse audiences, leading successful dialog, networking and connecting with stakeholders across cultures and utilizing multiple media.

We are a proud to support Marshall’s vision of educating global leaders! Our continued national leadership in business communication education and research is driven by a commitment to our academic community, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, excellence and innovation in teaching, mentoring, and applied research.


Communication connects. Communication creates. Communication counts.


Contact Us

Department of Business Communication (BUCO)
Marshall School of Business, ACC 400
University of Southern California
3660 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0444

213-740-0627 (phone)
213-740-9428 (fax)

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