Advanced Business Communication, Certificate

(Code 765-601)

Certificate Requirements

The Advanced Business Communication Certificate program is awarded to students who have completed course work in business communication and meet specific grade requirements. Students who earn the certificate will have the accomplishment noted on their official transcript. 

Twelve semester credits in the following courses with a grade of B- or above:12 credits
BCOM 206Business Writing2
BCOM 207Business Presentations2
BCOM 306Advanced Business Writing2
BCOM 307Advanced Business Presentations2
BCOM 309Communicating in Workplace Relationships2
BCOM 310Theoretical Approaches to Business Communication2
BCOM 401Data Visualization for Business Communication2
BCOM 405Advanced Business Communications2
BCOM 490Internship in Business Communication1-3
BCOM 491Selected Topics in Business Communication1-3
BCOM 495Directed Studies1-3
BCOM 499Independent Study - Seniors1-3

College of Business students may petition to count up to 3 credits of a communication-intensive course in the College of Business in their major toward the 12 credits earned for the certificate. Students need to earn a grade of B- or better in the course to count toward the certificate. The petition must be approved by the Business Communication Program Director prior to taking the course.

Contact the Business Communication Department (Schneider 404) for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Write common business documents (e.g., emails, memos, letters, reports, proposals, manuals, instructions), individually and in teams, using standard business document formats and organizational patterns (e.g., direct, indirect, persuasive). 
  • Use oral communication skills to communicate effectively, individually and in teams, in presentations, meetings, roundtable discussions, interviews, and interpersonal communication settings. 
  • Use technologies and software to create documents and presentations, present data, and facilitate meetings.
  • Create and use visuals to present quantitative and qualitative data in written communication and oral presentations.
  • Use standard business-English grammar, mechanics, and punctuation in written and oral communication.