When it comes to business, you can walk the walk, but can you talk the talk? Quickly learn best practices and tools with this certificate.
Madison College Campus
Business Communication
Program Number: 901026CERT
Your Degree:
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Delivery Method:
100% In Person
100% Online
Some Online / Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
11 Credits | Finish training in 1-2 semesters
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$1,551.00 Tuition
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  • Program Overview

    The Business Communication certificate at Madison College focuses on written and oral communication skills. Your studies will include:

    • Concise business writing and speaking
    • Managing difficult conversation and negotiations
    • Coaching and Performance reviews
    • Learning software like Outlook, Word, and One Note
    • Video conferencing
    • How to collaborate on shared documents

    Program Details  

    Students in the Business Communication certificate can attend full or part-time.

    You may take Business Communication courses online, online-live, or on campus. Classes are offered in 8 or 16-week sessions.  

    Business Communication classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax
    • Other regional locations- check the course catalog for up-to-date offerings 


    Completing your certificate in Business Communication will help you prepare for valuable work as a team lead or in customer service. 

    With additional education and experience you may find work as a:

    • Manager
    • Manager Associate
    • Operational Manager
    • Management Trainee
    • Process Supervisor
    • Supervisor
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    Required Courses
    3 credits
    1 credit
    1 credit
    3 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    Earning a certificate is a great way to expand your skill set, and it adds professionalism to a resume. Applications are always open, so apply today!

    To Apply

    There are no admission requirements for this certificate, simply submit your application by the deadline for each term.

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Fall Application Dates

    • Application available: February 1
    • Application deadline: October 15

    Spring Application Dates

    • Application open
    • Application deadline: March 15

    Additional Notes

    • Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid
    • This certificate fills on a first-come, first-served basis; once capacity has been reached, it does not maintain a waitlist
    • Students who have already completed the certificate coursework at the time of application will receive the certificate diploma at the end of the term of application

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the Business Communication certification at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

    • ​Develop, practice, and apply business and managerial communication skills and tactics.
    • Apply technology skills to improve collaborative communication.
    • Manage difficult and crucial conversations in the workplace with both internal and external stakeholders.
    • Develop an understanding and tactics to flex your social style to effectively communicate.
    • Develop an understanding and tactics to communicate without bias.
    • Model professionalism in the workplace.
Ready to get started?
Your first step is to apply to Madison College. It's easy and free to apply, so get started today!
Contact the School of Business and Applied Arts

Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, D3631

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

608.246.6003 (Ext. 8)


Service Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm (In-Person and Virtual)
  • Friday: 8 am - 4 pm (Virtual Only)