Business and Professional Communication and Leadership, Certificate

Certificate in Business and Professional Communication and Leadership (202100CW)

The undergraduate certificate in Business and Professional Communication and Leadership is open to students of any major, as well as working professionals and serves as formal training in the areas of written, presentational, and leadership communication in the workplace. Students will refine their communication skills to be more polished communicators and leaders in organizational settings. 

The following information has official approval of The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Certificate in Workplace Communication” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record.


Required Courses12
Total Hours12

Required Courses

BUSN:230Business Communication3
COMM:459Leadership and Communication3
or COMM:334 Leadership Principles & Practices
COMM:435Organizational Communication3
COMM:345Advanced Presentational Communication3
or COMM:309 Public Relations Publications
or COMM:429 Advanced Strategic Social Media
or COMM:436 Analyzing Organizational Communication
or COMM:437 Training Methods in Communication
or ENGL:390 Professional Writing I
Total Hours12