Not only are we the largest academic department devoted to the study of business communication in the United States, we've also been around the longest.
For over 35 years, the Marshall School’s Department of Business Communication (BUCO) has been preparing both present and future business leaders to meet the demands of a highly competitive, rapidly changing, and information-saturated global marketplace.
The Department of Business Communication has successfully focused on critical thinking and decision-making processes, business ethics, cross-cultural business communication, and professional communication. In BUCO courses, we apply communication theory to practical challenges in business writing, oral presentations, teamwork, and interpersonal communication in the workplace.
Our continued national leadership in business communication education is driven by a commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching, applied research, faculty mentoring, and service to both the Marshall School of Business and the entire University of Southern California.