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Business Writing Certificate

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Most professional development courses for the foreseeable future will be delivered online. A small selection of courses will be offered in-person. Courses that are available virtually are denoted with "Online Option" in the course title.

Enhance this core competency of all professional interactions in a way that avoids misunderstandings and conveys information in an appropriate manner and tone, while gaining support for your positions.

  • Use advanced editing and proofreading strategies
  • Develop persuasive business proposals
  • Write concisely and persuasively for the web and social media
  • Create written policies and procedures

Video: Business Writing Course Testimonials

Business Writing Courses

Choose five courses (30 contact hours) to complete the certificate

Advanced Editing and Proofreading Strategies - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Business Grammar Update - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Foundations in Business Writing - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Technical Writing - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Writing Business Reports and Proposals - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Writing for Social Media - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Writing for the Web - Online Option (6 hours) $420
Writing Policies and Procedures -Online Option (6 hours) $420

Not interested in a certificate? Courses can be taken individually. See the full list of professional development courses.

Business Writing Digital Badge

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Improve Your Writing Today

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The marketplace of ideas has become increasingly noisy and overcrowded. Ideas that are clear and concise are the most likely to break through. Ben Shank, who teaches a host of professional development courses for CCAPS, including Technical Writing, Writing for Social Media, and Advanced Editing and Proofreading Strategies, has some advice on how to make your ideas stand out and better drive your personal agenda. 

Let's Connect!

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Lisa Beckham
Professional Development Enrollment Advisor

As your enrollment advisor, I'm here to help you choose which programs are the best fit to meet your career goals. There are three ways to connect with me: give me a call at 612-301-3091, drop me a line, or schedule an appointment on my calendar below.  

More About Me

I work with an extremely talented enrollment team where I advise adult learners about professional development programs to help them achieve their career goals. Before working for the University of Minnesota, I spent six years working with College Possible, a nonprofit organization that supports students in gaining access to and navigating through college.

When not at work, I love reading fantasy books, watching goofy cartoons, traveling, and walking for exercise. I also enjoy cooking, baking, and playing board games.

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