Business Communication Certificate
In the “Business Communication” certificate program students concentrate on written and oral communication, and individual and team projects. The curriculum was created to prepare students for communication specialist roles in entertainment, health care, public relations, advertising, publishing, technology, and many other professional areas.
Why enroll in Hunter’s “Business Communication” certificate program?
The National Association of Colleges and Employers ranks “communication skills” as the most important quality for job applicants and for job success. Excellence in communication contributes to success in all aspects of personal, professional, and civic life. In the July 2009 report, “Preparing Workers Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow,” the President’s Council of Economic Advisors notes, “…oral communication and critical thinking/problem solving are among the most important skills labor market entrants need.” According to Ad Age, the top 100's U.S. media revenue last year totaled $301.5 billion, surpassing $300 billion for the first time. Spending growth (0.8%) essentially paralleled growth in U.S. gross domestic product (0.4%) in 2008, the first year of the recession. The Communications industry is strong and growing rapidly. So, if you’re interested in entering a burgeoning market the “Business Communication” certificate program will provide you with a valuable credential and custom-designed courses intended to give you the skills needed to negotiate your way into a successful career in Communications.
Registration and Tuition
The Business Communication Certificate consists of 8 required courses and 2 electives. The tuition is $3,400 plus a one time $20 registration fee, or you can register for each course individually, with a $20.00 registration fee per semester. To register for courses please click on the Course Browser/Registration. Click the button to view the Program Brochure.
Note: Certificate Cannot Be Completed In One Semester.
|Fall 2014 Semester||Day||Time||Dates|
|Introduction to Technical Writing||Saturday||10:00am-12:25pm||10/4-11/1|
|Marketing 101||Monday||6:00-9:00pm||9/15-10/20; Skips 10/13|
|New Media: Writing for the Web and Beyond||Saturday||1:30-4:30pm||11/8-12/13; Skips 11/29
|Editing & Publishing Workshop||Saturday||9:30am-12:30pm||N/A|
|Public Relations Workshop||Tuesday||5:30-7:40pm||10/7-11/18|
|Print Media: Books, Magazines & Newspapers||Tuesday||7:50-9:55pm||10/7-11/18|
|English Writing for International Legal Professionals||Monday||7:40-9:40pm||9/8-10/20|
|English Writing for Health Care Professionals||Thusday||5:30-7:30pm||9/11-10/16|
Career Opportunities (What can I do with this certificate?)
The Graduate Certificate in Business Communication is designed for both experienced professionals and those interested in entering the field of communication:
- Writers for print, online, & TV/Radio
- Reporters for print, online, & TV/Radio
- Editors for print, online, & TV/Radio
- Proofreaders for print, online, & TV/Radio
- Fact-checkers/researchers (print, online, TV/Radio)
- Advertising/marketing writers and editors
- Public Relations professionals
- Communications managers
- Professionals who want to improve their business communications skills
The above skills can be used in PR firms, educational institutions, the health care industry, not for profits, and for profit organizations.