The ability to communicate is an essential skill for success in the business environment. The Department of Management and Marketing offers a series of courses designed to develop and refine this essential skill.
These courses address the areas of:
• Oral communication
• Written communication
• Interpersonal communication
• Group communication
The Department of Management and Marketing offers an Advanced Business Communication Certificate. This certificate is a special recognition awarded to students who have completed additional business communication course work with a grade of B or better. Completion of the certificate is noted on the student's transcript.
The Advanced Business Communication certificate is available to all majors.
Admission to the College of Business Administration is not required.
Advanced Business Communication Certificate Requirements
Students can earn the Advanced Business Communication certificate by completing the following courses with a grade of B or above:
• BCOM 3206, Advanced Business Writing
• BCOM 3207, Advanced Business Presentations
• BCOM 3208, Business Communication for the 21st Century
• BCOM 4205, Advanced Business Communications
BCOM 2206 – BUSINESS WRITING1
The psychology and mechanics of written business communications are thoroughly explored and widely applied. Also included are non-written applications in such business areas as international/intercultural, nonverbal, and ethical communications.
BCOM 2207 – BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS
Theory and practice in making presentations in a variety of professional settings using a variety of support media. Student presentations are evaluated.
BCOM 2216 – BUSINESS WRITING II
The creation and enhancement of business documents through the application and study of problem solving strategies, analytical skills, and the principles of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation.
(prerequisite: BCOM 2206)
BCOM 3206 – ADVANCED BUSINESS WRITING
Organization and preparation of reports of the type used in business, including proposals, informal and formal reports. Techniques of collecting, interpreting, and presenting information useful to management to include the use of electronic hardware and software for increasing productivity and enhancing the report content and image. (prerequisite: BCOM 2206)
BCOM 3207 – ADVANCED BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS
Theory and practice in making presentations in a variety of professional settings using a variety of support media. Student presentations are evaluated. (prerequisite: BCOM 2207)
BCOM 3208 – BUSINESS COMMUNICATION FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Business communication theory and practice to enhance and improve the use of technology in today’s business environment are explored. Group, organizational, business intercultural, emerging, and interpersonal communications are explored. (prerequisite: BCOM 2206 & 2207)
BCOM 4205 – ADVANCED BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
An in-depth application of written, oral, and nonverbal communication. The class simulates a business organization involved with preparing, organizing, and delivering communication training seminars. Considerable emphasis on interpersonal and organizational communication within business. (prerequisite: BCOM 2206 & 2207)
Note 1: Students will be required to complete the Business Writing Fundamentals program prior to or concurrently with BCOM 2206.
For more information on this program, contact:
Voice: (361) 593-3902
This page was last updated on: May 07, 2013