Business Communication Certificate

The Business Communication Certificate is designed for students interested in internal communications, executive communications, marketing, public relations and messaging strategy. Students will be trained in theoretical principles and best practices in communicating with a variety of audiences and situations.

This certificate is ideal for those seeking roles in marketing, public relations, human resources, project management and sales. 

Total Number of Courses 6
Total Number of Credit Hours 18 credit hours
Recommended Start Terms Students can begin this certificate in any of our 5 8-week sessions, but the most expedient way to complete the certificate would be to begin in the Fall I Session. To see how quickly you could finish this certificate view our Course Rotation schedule.
Quickest Time to Complete 4 8-Week Sessions (10 months)
Schedule Format Courses offered in the evenings within 8 week sessions 
Transfer Credit Accepted Toward Certificate 2 courses / 6 credit hours
Course Locations Online
Water Tower Campus – 820 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago
Application and Admission Requirements Application
Official transcripts from all prior institutions
2.0 GPA or higher and in good standing at all prior institutions
Tuition and Fees


Certificate Requirements

  • COMM 175 Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 200 Communication and New Media
  • COMM 211 Principles of Advertising
  • COMM 215 Ethics and Communication
  • COMM 268 Persuasion
  • COMM 313 Corporate and Organizational Communication

Course Descriptions

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