Good communication skills are critical to success in today’s workplace. Whether you are looking to improve your writing and communication skills for your current position or to advance your career, the Professional Certificate in Business Writing and Communications will help you acquire the necessary skills for effective business communication. By offering courses during the evening and daytime hours, this flexible program will fit your busy work schedule.

Who should take this program?


Those who perform an administrative role in their organization will benefit tremendously from this program. The skills and techniques learned will be immediately applicable to everyday tasks like writing e-mails and memos, maintaining and improving websites, and updating policies and manuals.

Human Resource Professionals

HR professionals will profit from the topic-specific workshop style of this program. Drafting and editing workplace policies, training and safety manuals, and organizational reports are some of the fundamental tasks of this profession. This program allows participants to build on their more general HR education with specific techniques to help them get the job done right.

Business Owners, Operators, and Entrepreneurs

You may be in a leadership or managerial role within your organization, or you may be starting out on your own. You may be savvy with numbers and good on your feet, making you quite successful in the business world. But what about your writing and communication skills? A truly successful business professional must be well-rounded and competent in all areas of business. Do you rely on your personal assistant or your spell-checker to bear the responsibility of editing your annual strategic plan? Take your level of professionalism to new heights with these courses.

The Professional Certificate in Business Writing and Communications will be awarded upon successful completion of five courses:

Two required courses:

  1. Business Grammar and Style
  2. Managerial Communications - Inclass or Online

Plus three electives selected from:

Professional Certificate Requirements

Courses may be taken individually or in combination to meet the requirements of our Professional Certificate in Business Writing and Communications.
The required courses provide a strong foundation in writing; the remaining elective courses allow you to customize your program to meet your needs. To qualify for the Professional Certificate in Business Writing and Communications, you must satisfy an attendance requirement of at least 80% of instructional hours and successfully complete assignments in all five courses.


Adult Education | Business Writing and Communications | Communications and Public Relations | Conflict Management: Alternative Dispute Resolution | Creative Writing | Leadership | Management | Marketing ONLINE | Project Management | Not-For-Profit Management