Business Communication Certificate

The Business Communication Certificate is designed for students interested in internal communications, executive communications, marketing, public relations and messaging strategy. Students will be trained in theoretical principles and best practices in communicating with a variety of audiences and situations.

This certificate is ideal for those seeking roles in marketing, public relations, human resources, project management and sales. 

Total Number of Courses


Total Number of Credit Hours

18 credit hours

Recommended Start Terms

Fall I Session

Quickest Time to Complete

4 8-Week Sessions (10 months)

Schedule Format

Courses offered in the evenings within 8 week sessions 

Transfer Credit Accepted Toward Certificate

2 courses / 6 credit hours

Course Locations

Water Tower Campus – 820 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago


Application and Admission Requirements


Official transcripts from all prior institutions

2.0 GPA or higher and in good standing at all prior institutions


$630/credit hour for the AY 15/16

Certificate Requirements

  • COMM 175 Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 200 Communication and New Media
  • COMM 210 Principles of Public Relations
  • COMM 215 Ethics and Communication
  • COMM 268 Persuasion
  • COMM 277 Organizational Communication

Course Descriptons

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For more information

Contact us at or 312-915-6501 to schedule a meeting with one of our admissions counselors.