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Professional Certificate in
Business Fundamentals

What you will learn

  • Effective communication, both oral and written; analyzing your audience, preparing to communicate, tailoring messages, storytelling, and advanced communication skills.
  • Core value propositions and a business model framework, competition and macro environmental tools, theories of disruption, basic accounting literacy and concludes with an integrated look at business functions.
  • Market Research and its importance to strategy, brand strategy, pricing, integrated marketing communication, social media strategy, and more.

Do you speak “business"? You will. This program is designed to give you the terminology, concepts, and frameworks necessary to understand businesses, to unpack their constituent parts, and to build your own toolkit for strategy and decision-making. You will get a general overview of the basic techniques of strong communication, both oral and written. It will also cover marketing, which is a crucial function in all businesses and organizations, and is becoming increasingly crucial to success in our modern global economy.

Expert instruction
3 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
5 months
3 - 5 hours per week
Discounted price: $405
Pre-discounted price: $450USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. UBCx's Business Fundamentals Professional Certificate

  2. 3–5 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    This is business in a nutshell; learn key concepts and frameworks that underpin business.

  3. 3–5 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Learn how to communicate effectively in a business setting: understand diverse audiences and build sound arguments.

  4. 3–5 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Learn the fundamentals to marketing, including strategies and tools used across industries.

    • Fundamental business training can help you secure your first significant business role, or take a next step in your management career.
    • Employees in technical roles looking to bridge the gap to a management career will find their job prospects significantly enhanced by the Professional Certificate program.
    • Job roles that would benefit include: sales/marketing coordinator, office manager, executive assistant, customer representative, management trainee, and technician.

Meet your instructors
from University of British Columbia (UBCx)

Elicia Salzberg
Lecturer, Law and Business Communications Group
UBC Sauder School of Business
Marlisse Silver Sweeney
Lecturer, Law and Business Communications Group
UBC Sauder School of Business
Darren Dahl
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty & Director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School; Professor, Marketing and Behavioural Science Division
UBC Sauder School of Business
Paul Cubbon
Instructor, Marketing and Behavioural Science Division
UBC Sauder School of Business

Experts from UBCx committed to teaching online learning

Program endorsements

At Hootsuite, we value and encourage continuous professional development. Having hired and been impressed with numerous graduates from the UBC Master of Management program, we’re excited to see this new Professional Certificate program offering aimed at helping individuals pace their own understanding of business communication, financial accounting, marketing, and organizational behavior—all core business competencies essential for professionals who want to succeed in today’s marketplace.

Adam Houghton , Sr. Director, Customer Success, Hootsuite

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Discounted price: $405
Pre-discounted price: $450USD
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