Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Strategic Business Communication Certificate

"93% of businesses say good communication skills are more important than an employee’s undergraduate major."
Source: “It Takes More Than a Major,” by Hart Research Associates, 2013

Get your message across loud and clear—from leading meetings to delivering presentations—with a five-day course at Loyola’s Vernon Hills location. Find your voice and become a trusted leader at the office.

Upcoming Sessions and Fees

  • Upcoming Sessions TBD

Class Times: Monday- Friday, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

Program Fee: The fee listed above includes tuition, all program materials (assessment, course packet, etc.), lunch, and afternoon coffee breaks.

Location: Loyola's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. This program also can be conducted on site and designed around the needs of a group of managers from your organization.


One of the biggest predictors of career success is the ability to confidently and ably present your thoughts. Whether you’re expressing yourself over email, on a conference call, or at the boardroom table, it’s a competitive advantage to build confidence when interacting with others. This five-day workshop will teach you techniques to communicate fluently in a variety of situations, and help you get your point across with poise-- whether you’re presenting formally at a conference, representing your company at a business meeting, or simply nurturing relationships with colleagues. Learn simple and effective methods to become a more powerful communicator with your peers, subordinates, and supervisors.

Program benefits

During this program, you will:

  • Learn to present your ideas at face-to-face and virtual meetings
  • Gain tools to confidently express yourself to colleagues, direct reports, and senior management
  • Learn tips to gain support for your ideas and suggestions
  • Communicate with individuals at all levels within your organization in a respectful and effective manner-- even when sharing difficult news
  • Understand how to choose and use current technology to appropriately communicate across the globe
  • Leverage constructive disagreement to resolve conflict
  • Enhance your ability to persuade others through your writing

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for mid-career professionals and those in a leadership role looking to refine strategic communication strategies. The program is useful for individuals looking to present an effective message across multiple channels, influence across a variety of formal and informal networks, and those looking for an opportunity to learn about their individual communication styles through detailed assessments and experiential learning.


Our programs are taught by leading faculty from Loyola's Quinlan School of Business, home of the nationally-ranked part-time MBA program as reported by BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report. Quinlan Executive Education faculty are in great demand as consultants to corporations, non-profits, and government agencies throughout the region and around the world. The faculty are skilled in making business concepts and skills readily understandable and immediately useful to you. To do this, they engage you in dialogue about your experiences and how what you are learning can be applied on the job. This makes the program personally relevant and focused on real-world results. For more information, visit the Quinlan School of Business Faculty and Staff page.

Communications Action Plan

At the conclusion of the program, all participants will complete a Communications Action Plan. This highly individualized plan will serve as a road map to help participants continue on the path of strategic communication after the program ends.

Awarded to participants who fulfill the program’s requirements (attendance, participation, assignments).

Apply Now

For a course consultation, please contact us at 312.915.6781 or executive-ed@luc.edu.