Learn the skills, strategies, and theories to succeed in all areas of business communication. Explore how to write concise letters, prepare efficient reports, interact effectively with others, and deliver powerful, stress-free presentations.

Develop a high level of competence in communication for business and government organizations.

This program's hands-on approach will help you review communication and language basics and expand your skills in:

  • documentation formatting
  • research
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • public speaking

Learn from instructors with real-world experience, who share their expertise in communicating in today’s global workplace.

What Will You Learn?

  • Build the confidence to advance in your career by learning to write effective:
    • emails
    • letters
    • memos
    • reports
  • Plan and deliver informative and persuasive presentations, stress-free.
  • Generate information through:
    • library research
    • database searches
    • systematic observation
    • interviews
    • surveys
  • Analyze information to make well-informed recommendations
  • Produce documents that are well-designed and informative
  • Improve your ability to:
    • interact effectively in small groups and committees
    • be sensitive to diversity, culture, and international issues
    • demonstrate expertise in traditional and emerging media

Who Should Take This Certificate?

You may be interested if you:

  • want to become better communicator
  • are considering a career change and want up-to-date communication skills
  • are already a certified professional in another field, but want to play a larger role in your organization’s communication
  • wish to take on more communication responsibility, internally and externally
  • graduated from a humanities program and want further professional qualifications
  • aspire to a career in communications

This program can help professionals in many sectors, including:

  • business
  • industry
  • government
  • non-profit

Who Teaches the Courses?

Our instructors are dedicated, award-winning, and highly experienced. Many of them also teach in Ryerson University’s School of Professional Communication, and are industry professionals.

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Industry and Careers

“Communication is critical in business, and the only way to stand out in the crowd is your ability to communicate. That’s what gets you ahead in your career.” – Wally Kowal, Instructor

The skills you will acquire in the Certificate in Business Communication are highly transferable to many sectors of business, industry, government, non-profit, and the professions.

Many employers recognize the importance of improving language skills, particularly among professionals aiming to integrate into the Canadian workplace. Some employers even pay for these courses in place of their own corporate training because it is a recognized credential.

Certificate Requirements 

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

Recommended:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits (including English)
    • With a minimum average of 60 percent

OR

  • Mature student status

Awards and Financial Aid

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Intensive Option

Fast-track your certificate through an intensive, 12-week program. The Business Communication Intensive lets you earn the eight credits needed to complete the Certificate in Business Communication over 12 intensive weeks.

Courses focus on traditional and emerging media to build and integrate writing, analytical, and research skills; organize and plan to produce correspondence and reports that make your point and achieve your purpose; interact effectively within small groups, becoming sensitive to diversity, culture and international issues; and plan oral presentations to be delivered with confidence.

CDCM 999 - Business Communication Intensive

Why Register for the Certificate?

Here are some great reasons to pursue the full certificate:

  • Build a comprehensive base of practical, real-world knowledge and skills.
  • Earn a well-respected credential that carries significant weight in this industry.
  • Develop professional connections through your fellow students, expert instructors, and other industry specialists.
  • Make your education a priority, complete a full program of study, and enjoy the reward of achieving a milestone goal.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Sandra Rosenberg, Academic Coordinator.

Phone:  416-979-5000, ext. 2751
Email:  srosenbe@ryerson.ca

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