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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. 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/RegistrationClick the button to view the Program Brochure.

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Payment plan options are available. Students must register in person to enroll in a payment plan option. Certificate Students must visit or contact the registration office at 212-650-3850 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm to choose their class schedule per semester.  Learn more about the benefits of registering for the entire certificate program.


Note: Certificate Cannot Be Completed In One Semester.


Fall 2015 Semester
Day Time Dates
Business Writing Wednesday 7:40-9:40pm 9/9-10/14
English Composition Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm 9/9-10/14
Speaking Persuasively Thursday 6:00-8:30pm 10/22-11/19
Marketing 101 Monday 6:00-9:00pm 9/14-10/19; Skips 10/12
New Media: Writing for the Web and Beyond         
Saturday 1:30-4:30pm 11/7-12/19; Skips 11/28
Editing & Publishing Workshop Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm 11/7-12/19; Skips 11/28
Public Relations Workshop Tuesday 5:30-7:40pm 10/6-11/3
Print Media: Books, Magazines & Newspapers Tuesday 7:50-9:55pm 10/6-11/3
English Writing for Legal Professionals Monday 5:30-7:30pm 9/14-10/26; Skips 10/12 
English Writing for Health Care Professionals Monday 7:40-9:40pm 9/14-10/26; Skips 10/12

Career Opportunities
The certificate in Business Communication is designed for individuals interested in perfecting communication skills to be used in areas such as education,  healthcare, not for profit organizations and more:

  • 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


Continuing Education Certificate Programs are part-time non-credited courses and therefore we do not issue student visas. To apply for a student visa, students must be enrolled in a full-time credited college program or an ESL studies program. For more information on Continuing Education's ESL program please click here: International English Language Institute
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