Course Description

Learn the basics of successful business writing, including planning, drafting, editing and creating strong arguments. We'll also explore differences between everyday communications and more formal writing. 

Course Outline

Lesson 1: How to Communicate in Writing

Why does writing matter in the workplace? What does good writing look like? How can good communication help your career?

Lesson 2: Sharpen and Improve Your Writing

Learn about the writing process, including word selection and logical paragraph structure, and how to persuade others through your writing. 

Lesson 3: The Basics of Business Communication

Explore different types of communication, from casual daily messages to formal business writing. 

Lesson 4: Writings for Online and Social Media

Learn how to write for an online audience and how to use your writing skills in speech situations.

Lesson 5: Writing for a Career Search

Learn how proper business writing (resumes, cover letters, experience summaries) can help you in your career search.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify elements of good business writing.
  • Use these elements to complete a writing project.
  • Use writing in a challenging conversation.
  • Create messages for a global audience.
  • Write in online formats.
  • Write a resume.


Participants have 180 days to complete this self-paced online course.

All necessary materials included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, their size does not allow for an optimal learning environment.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla Firefox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (Recommended):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Other software as denoted in course outline
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Section Title
Business Writing for Busy Professionals (Online)
Jul 01, 2023 to Jun 30, 2025
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $450.00