Business Communication


Program Number: 901026CERT

Credits: 11

Area of Study: Business

Delivery Method:
100% In Person*
100% Online*
Some Online / Some In Person*

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $1,551.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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

Business Communication is on a career pathway that includes the Management Trainee technical diploma and Business Management associate degree. Each will prepare you for a successful business career and provide you with transfer options to earn a bachelor's degree. Select a delivery mode and course schedule that fits your learning style and schedule.    

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.  

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

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 

To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.

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 or (608) 246-6210.


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 program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


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.

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

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