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Help companies communicate more clearly with a Business Communication certificate

Are you looking to get ahead in advertising, marketing, or public relations? Or do you just want to boost your business communication skills to advance your career? Either way, The Chang School’s Certificate in Business Communication can take your career to the next level.

Writing. Speaking. Visual communication. Our Business Communication certificate will teach you all the contemporary business communications strategies you need to succeed in a changing world and workplace. These skills are highly in-demand across a multitude of opportunities in numerous industries.

Training covers a wide variety of must-have communication skills, including corporate communications courses, along with courses in interpersonal communication, management, promotional communications, and even communications and business French. An experiential learning component gives you practice with real-world issues and helps you hone your business communication skills.

Want to learn how to craft world-class reports and presentations? We also offer business communication courses in organizational report writing, professional presentations, and short management reports. Coursework in communicating in virtual environments will also help you master the complexities of online communication.

As workplaces become more diverse, it’s crucial for companies to have leaders with the business communication skills needed to help all employees and stakeholders thrive. Our Business Communication certificate teaches you contemporary intercultural communication so you can help create more inclusive workplaces – and a more inclusive world.

You can finish this Business Communication certificate in as little as three semesters, or one year. Our instructors provide you with tons of support along the way; here at The Chang School, they are here to support the success of all learners.

Come join us in class – start your journey towards a Business Communication certificate today.

Who should take this Business Communication certificate?

  • You’re a professional seeking to advance in your organization or career
  • You want to improve your communication skills and hone your ability to write, speak, and communicate visually in diverse and inclusive work environments
  • You’d like to increase your confidence and ability to reach internal and external audiences
  • You’re interested in new media platforms and developing skills to use them effectively
  • You want to make your voice heard and influence people around you

What will you learn while taking the Business Communication certificate?

You’ll learn how to:

  • Master fundamental communication skills to respond to the demands of the contemporary workplace
  • Develop your written, spoken, and visual communication skills and apply them, and evaluate the communication products that rely on them
  • Analyze communication scenarios and develop appropriate and effective organizational and individual responses
  • Develop practical strategies to communicate effectively using new media forms
  • Use communication techniques to create equitable, diverse, and inclusive professional environments

Career Options

This certificate can prepare you for jobs like:

  • Communications consultant
  • Communications coordinator or specialist
  • Community manager
  • Content creator, editor, or manager
  • Corporate trainer
  • Creative technologist
  • Experience designer
  • Event coordinator
  • Human resources specialist
  • Information architect
  • Marketing coordinator or analyst
  • Policy developer or analyst
  • Public relations manager or strategist
  • Search marketing specialist
  • Social media manager or specialist

Certificate Requirements

  • 6 required courses
  • 2 electives
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

Admission Criteria


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U credits including English, Mathematics (Advanced Functions and one of either Calculus and Vectors or Data Management), and Science (Biology or Chemistry or Physics) OR M credits with a minimum average of 70 percent or equivalent academic status


  • Mature student status

If you’re an undergraduate student, you should be aware of possible certificate restrictions. For complete details, check Curriculum Advising.


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