Learn valuable skills related to successful communication in the business world.
The Professional & Executive Communication Certificate offers fundamentals ranging
from strategic communication to interpersonal communication.
Certificates/Programs - Undergraduate
On Campus or Online
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Why earn a business communication certificate?
Good communication is the key to success in the business world. This certificate will
expose you to courses in communication that will teach you skills related to being
successful in modern business, including organization communication, interpersonal
communication, persuasion, diversity and/or strategic communication.
A certificate in Professional & Executive Communication demonstrates your ability
Effectively navigate the modern business world
Learn the art of persuasion
Anticipate trends in business
Successfully advance your professional degree
A Professional & Executive Communication certificate is an excellent pairing for students
seeking communication or business degrees. It also adds a competitive edge to careers
in psychology, political science, public relations/advertising and more.
Business Communication Certificate Program
Can be paired with any major.
Teaches skills applicable to numerous workplace situations.
Learn to successfully traverse the modern business world through various styles of
Business Communication Certificate Courses
COMM 401. Organizational Communication. 3 Credits.
Analysis of communication behavior in formally structured relationships as it relates to the organization and to individuals. Special attention given to organizational style, status, trust and conflict-management. Informal communication networks and rumoring are studied. S.
COMM 212. Interpersonal Communication. 3 Credits.
Introduces fundamental concepts of communication between individuals. Explores aspects of self expression and relationship communication. To give insights into the dynamics of interpersonal communication. To aid in the understanding of how people present themselves to other people, and how others perceive them in return. F,S,SS.
COMM 313. Persuasion. 3 Credits.
An examination of principles and practices of persuasion and its influence across communication contexts. Emphasis will be placed on ethical standards and implications of persuasion and influence. F,S.
COMM 310. Media and Diversity. 3 Credits.
Study of minority status within mass media organizations and in media content from historical, contemporary and speculative points of view. F.
COMM 374. Principles of Strategic Communication. 3 Credits.
This course introduces the fundamental theories, concepts, and applications of strategic communication to critically analyze its social influence and meet organizational goals. F.
COMM 200. Writing for New and Traditional Media. 3 Credits.
Introduction to the various styles and forms required to effectively write content for existing and emerging media platforms, including the fundamentals of public relations, advertising, and reporting. F,S,SS.
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