Take your communication skills to the next level with the advanced business communication certificate at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Open to any UWEC student, the growing program focuses on helping you to become the best communicator you can be. Through projects and real-world experiences, you'll gain the communication skills you need to achieve your business goals and promote a professional image of yourself and your organization.
Learn how to best write everyday business documents like emails, memos, letters, reports, proposals, manuals and instructions using standard business document formats and organizational patterns. Improve your oral communication skills to communicate effectively individually and in teams, as well as in presentations, meetings, roundtable discussions and interviews. And better understand current technologies and software used to present quantitative and qualitative data in written communication and oral presentations.
Courses taken throughout the certificate are chosen by you. Explore courses in business writing, business presentations, business communication, technology and more. This flexible degree plan gives you the capability to customize your education, aligning your courses with your career plans or areas of interest. And because the certificate courses can be applied as electives toward many College of Business majors, business students often find that the certificate is a convenient fit with their academic and career plans.
In-demand skills. Clear communication in the professional world is a big deal. In fact, many employers rank oral and written communication among the top skills they look for in job applicants — ranking them even higher than technical or job-specific skills. The skills you'll gain throughout the advanced business communication certificate ensure you have what employers are looking for and can give you a leg up when applying for jobs. Employers regularly tell us that they are impressed when they see the advanced business communication certificate on a student's resume.
Internship experience. As part of your advanced business communication certificate, you are eligible to pursue an internship that not only counts for credit but also gives you relevant, on-the-job experience in a supervised professional setting. Students credit experiences like this in helping them make valuable connections and identify career paths they are passionate about.
Helpful resources. Available to any student in a business course, including those pursuing their advanced business communication certificate, the Business Writing and Presentations Studio allows students to work with mentors on their upcoming projects. Whether you need help crafting an elevator speech, drafting a press release or fine-tuning your resume, an excellent team of staff and students is here for you.
What classes do advanced business communication students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Business writing
- Business presentations
- Technology for business communication
- Advanced business communication
Learn more about the advanced business communication certificate in the UWEC course catalog.
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