Welcome to the University of Miami Business Communication Certificate Program

Convey your message successfully, command attention, and persuade your audience. Designed for employees looking for professional development and career advancement opportunities; business owners, executives, and managers who want to become better communicators; and international professionals.

This program is offered through the Office of Professional Advancement at the University of Miami.

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Quick Facts About the Program

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  • Career Outlook

    Build and strengthen your speaking, writing, and interpersonal communication skills with our Certificate in Business Communication Skills. This program builds your skills and confidence in verbal and written communication so you convey professionalism with your words and actions. Polish your abilities and talents, whether you are in government, education, health care, or business.
    This non-credit certificate program is tailored for individuals who want to improve their oral and written business communication skills. Two core courses, Business Writing Essentials and Speaking and Presentation Skills, make up this certificate. Students will improve their marketability by building their professional level skills in speaking, writing, and presentation. This program is offered through the Office of Professional Advancement.

  • What Will I Learn?

    Business Writing Essentials

    In this course, participants will study model documents to see how they are structured and written. They will learn to write and edit a variety of business documents, as well as identifying and correcting problems with grammar and punctuation. The participant will improve communication in the workplace by writing in a clear and convincing manner.

    Speaking and Presentation Skills

    In this course, participants will give three individual presentations and one group presentation. Furthermore, they will learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of other speakers, provide constructive feedback, and suggest improvements, while applying the same critiques to themselves.

  • Course Objectives

    Busines Writing Essentials

    In this course, participants will:

    • Learn to write and edit a variety of business documents
    • Polish their grammar and punctuation skills
    • Learn to write business copy that is both clear and persuasive.

    Speaking and Presentation Skills

    In this course, participants will:

    • Learn to prepare, present, and evaluate a number of business presentations
    • Become more comfortable speaking in front of a group
    • Organize and develop presentations based on successful formulas and techniques
    • Improve both verbal and non-verbal skills used during presentations
    • Receive feedback from both the instructor and their peers
    • Learn to evaluate and offer feedback to others

  • Professional Badges



    The Division of Continuing and International Education’s mission is to empower people to reach their full potential through lifelong and lifewide learning. Revolutionary learning experiences are created for our students to ensure that we meet the demands of the ever-changing economy. We continuously measure our programs’ core competencies, instruction, quality, standards, and service.

    The continuing education landscape has elevated an era of innovation and disruption and as such, the Office of Professional Advancement has instituted a badging system.  Graduates of our programs will be able to virtually display a badge, which showcases their new skillset to prospective employers and professional colleagues.

    How does it Work?

    Badges are earned by successfully completing a certificate program through the Office of Professional Advancement. * Upon completion, you will receive an email with instructions on how to collect your badge. Once collected, you can display your badge on social media sites like LinkedIn. Any potential employer will be able to click on the badge for a list of specific skills associated with the respective certificate received.

    *Please call us for a list of approved programs.

    For more information about our career and professional development badging, please call us at 305-284-4000.

  • Have Questions?

    For more information, please call 305-284-4000. Our enrollment advisors can answer any questions or schedule a meeting to discuss your goals and opportunities.

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