Business Communications

6 Weeks 3 - 5 Hours per week recommended

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About this course

This course, part of the Business Fundamentals MicroMasters program, will sharpen your writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills to help you succeed in the business world. You will learn a range of successful practices and guidelines that have been derived from both research and experience.

You will learn strategies for honing your communication style, improving clarity, conciseness and impact. By the end of the course, you will be able to think strategically about all forms of communication, and communicate with diverse audiences.

What you’ll learn

  • Build sound and logical arguments using the best evidence available
  • Communicate effectively in a business setting
  • Understand how to communicate with diverse audiences
  • Create a variety of effective and clearly written supporting business documents to better communicate

Meet your instructor

Marlisse Silver Sweeney

Marlisse is a lecturer in the Law and Business Communications group at the UBC Sauder School of Business. She completed her BFA and JD at UBC, followed by her MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2012 and is a non-practicing lawyer. Marlisse is a freelance journalist, while also teaching top-rated business communication courses at UBC. Her writing has been published throughout North America, including in The Atlantic, The Globe and Mail, The Columbia Journalism Review, Ars Technica, Public Radio International, Salon, The Daily Beast and American Lawyer Magazine.


6 Weeks

Experience Level


Learning Partner

University of British Columbia

Program Type

Professional Certificate


Business Business & Management