Business Writing for Busy Professionals

24 Hours / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

In this course, we will learn how to better communicate for successful business writing. We will learn about planning to write, drafting and editing your writing, and creating strong arguments. We will also explore how writing can vary from everyday communications to those more formal writings.

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

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: How to Communicate in Writing

In this lesson, we will explore why writing matters in the workplace and what good writing looks like. We will also learn how good communication can help your career.

Lesson 2: Sharpen and Improve your Writing

In this lesson, we will refine writing skills by learning about the writing process, selecting the correct words, and writing logical paragraphs. We will also cover how to persuade with your writing.

Lesson 3: The Basics of Business Communication

In this lesson, we will work on the different types of communication. From daily, more casual messages to formal business writing. We will also review more specific types of writing, such as executive summaries and grant applications.

Lesson 4: Writings for Online and Social Media

In this lesson, we will focus on how to write for an online audience. Websites, blogging, and social media are all considered. We will also explore how to use your writing skills in speech situations.

Lesson 5: Writing for a Career Search

This final lesson is about how to use proper business writing for career searches. Creating resumes, cover letters, and summaries of experiences will also be covered.

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the 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 we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.