Program Overview:

Business Writing and Communication Certificate

The Business Writing and Communication certificate program is designed for professionals who are responsible for developing business communication, whether that communication is within an organization or with customers. The program combines current theories of organizational communication and persuasion with the practices of business writing. Students will learn principles of effective communication while developing their own writing skills as they create persuasive and informational business documents.

Program Goals

Business Writing post-baccalaureate certificate students will:

  • Create clear, informative and effective business communications in a variety of formats
  • Develop techniques for interpersonal, public and collaborative writing and communication
  • Identify, analyze and persuasively communicate to specific audiences on behalf of an organization or particular initiative

Required Courses

Four of the following:

  • ADVT 370 Introduction to Public Relations
  • COMM ST 205 Theories of Persuasion
  • COMM ST 220 Theories of Argumentation
  • COMM ST 362 Professional-Client Communication
  • COMM ST 363 Bargaining and Negotiation
  • ENGLISH 205 Intermediate Composition: Business Communication
  • JRN_WRIT 201-A Writing for Media


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Additional Information

Students should have some experience in academic research and writing.