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MicroBachelors® Program in
Business and Professional Communication for Success
DoaneX

What you will learn

  • Define communication
  • Examine the communication principles
  • Identify the Communication Model
  • Identify ways to effectively listen
  • Identify their communication style
  • Examine Emotional Intelligence and its use in communication
  • Identify Parts of a business letter
  • Examine the 6 C's for business messages
  • Evaluate Direct Vs. Indirect messages
  • Examine the use of emojis in the business setting
  • Evaluate the organizational steps of a presentation
  • Examine various supporting materials for presentations
  • Evaluate and discuss various presentation software
  • Examine design principles for presentations
  • Discuss storytelling for presentations
  • Develop a presentation
  • Present via video a polished presentation

The Business and Professional Communications for Success program will provide learners with the essential knowledge of effective business communications to aid in their company’s success. Learners will create appropriate business messages through business letters and messaging and apply proper business communications techniques and business writing techniques. Learners will examine the basics of business communication while working in diverse business environments with diverse team members. This program also examines the various types of business presentations in the work environment. It allows learners to apply their knowledge to create and present their work for internal and external communication.

Course 1, Business Communication – The Basics, learners will engage with the fundamentals of business communication. Learners will discover different communication styles and how to address them in a business setting. Learners will also assess their listening styles and emotional intelligence, and both can affect their communication skills.

Course 2, Business Writing Techniques, will expand on the different communication styles of business writers. We will discuss business writers' best practices by providing real-world scenarios and applications such as proofreading and rewriting. Learners will examine how to use the 6 C's to enhance their business messages. Learners will also discuss the proper etiquette of business writing and examine the use of emoji in business communications.

Course 3, Professional Business Presentations, will dive into the world of presenting information both in written and verbal form using presentation templates or creating from scratch. This course discusses how to effectively create high-quality presentations with proper formatting, design elements (color scheme, layout, etc.), and organization. The learner will identify the appropriate presentation format and software for their audience. Learners will have the opportunity to utilize the skills gained to create an engaging PowerPoint presentation. Learners will also use their skills to create a professional handout with infographics and record a video presentation, graded by staff, as part of their final project in the course.

Coaching
If you are enrolled in the verified track (paid track) in any course that is a part of a MicroBachelors program, including this course, you are eligible for coaching at no additional cost. Please note that coaching is only available via SMS to U.S. phone lines.

Our coaches (real humans) are ready to help you with career exploration, navigating resources, staying motivated, and solving problems along the way to your goals.

Learn more about the value of coaching directly from one of our coaches, Erin.

Expert instruction
3 high-quality courses
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
3 months
5 - 8 hours per week
3 Academic Credits
Build your skills and your transcript
Discounted price: $447.30
Pre-discounted price: $497USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. DoaneX's Business and Professional Communication for Success MicroBachelors® Program

  2. 5–8 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    In this course, learners will engage with the fundamentals of business communication. Learners will discover different communication styles and how to address them in a business setting. Learners will also assess their listening styles and emotional intelligence, and both can affect their communication skills.

  3. 5–8 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Business Writing Techniques, will expand on the different communication styles and discuss the best practices of business writing by providing real-world scenarios and applications. Learners will examine how to use the 6 C's to enhance their business messages. Learners will also discuss the proper etiquette of business writing and examine the use of emoji in business communications.

  4. 5–8 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Professional Business Presentations, will dive into the world of presenting information both in written and verbal form. This course discusses how to effectively create presentations with quality formatting, the proper design elements and organization. The learner will identify the proper presentation format and software for their audience. Learners will have the opportunity to utilize the skills gained to create an engaging PowerPoint presentation. Learners will also utilize their skills to create a professional handout and record a video presentation, which will be graded by staff, as part of their final project in the course.

  5. Program Certificate Requirement

    In order to be eligible for credit and a program certificate, you must purchase, complete, and pass with a 70% grade or higher in all Business and Professional Communication for Success courses.

    Credit Election

    edX has partnered with Thomas Edison State University, a public university in New Jersey that specializes in adult education, to provide credit for MicroBachelors programs at no additional cost. Please note, credit for this program is not provided by Doane University. This program is awarded three (3) academic credits at Thomas Edison State University towards a general elective course. In order to redeem your credits please refer to these step-by-step directions. Learn more about credit.

Meet your instructor

from Doane University (DoaneX)
Debora Sepich
EdD MBA
Doane University

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