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Business Communication Certificate


Enhance your communication skills to help you succeed

The University of Central Missouri’s Certificate in Business Communication will help you enhance and develop your skills in commonly used business formats. Lessons will focus on memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs and websites. Students will learn formal and informal outlining techniques and how to use email appropriately as well as revising for eliminate wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy and jargon. Median annual pay for skilled technical writers is approximately $71,850, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job growth in this area is forecast at close to 8 percent through 2028 with an estimated 4,700 new jobs expected over the next decade. Through this program, students earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

UCM certificate cost icon   $299 Calendar icon  

Online, self-paced course with open enrollment


Contact hours icon    25 hours  Prerequesites checklist icon   High-school diploma or GED recommended

This self-paced, online course is designed for busy adultssmiling-woman

Through our partnership with MindEdge, students participate in a variety of online interactive exercises, selected readings and self-assessments that are engaging and meaningful. The course includes support from content experts, games and flashcards, video content and real-world case studies. In addition, the online coursework is mobile-friendly and designed to be completed at your own pace and your own time. Upon completion, you will receive a Business Communication Certificate credential.  

What you will learn

  • Memos
  • Reports
  • Brochures
  • Presentations
  • Proposals
  • Catalog writing
  • Website content
  • Email best practices
  • Revising and editing



  • facebook
  • twitter
  • youtube
  • linkedin
  • instagram