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Business Communications Graduate Certificate

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Learn to deliver clear, concise, and convincing messaging to advance ideas, build consensus, and resolve conflict.

By earning this professional graduate certificate, you can sharpen your communication skills, build your confidence, and gain an advantage in the workplace.

What You'll Learn

  • Compose effective business communications, including proposals, presentations, and reports.
  • Apply key communication methods—such as informational briefing, persuasive messaging, or conflict management—to meet specific objectives.
  • Master the techniques of public speaking, including message development, content, projection, inflection, and delivery.

Our Community at a Glance

It may seem daunting to tackle schoolwork while maintaining a job, but you won’t be alone. You’ll bring challenges you face at work or in your community into the classroom to consult with faculty and peers on new, innovative solutions. Test a fresh concept or framework in the workplace and see immediate results.

  • 36

    Average Age

  • 83%

    Working Full Time

  • 29%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 1.5 years

    Average Time to Complete

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in Business Communications requires three courses.

You may choose any three courses from the Business Communications certificate course group, using the certificate course search.

Search for Courses

You can find certificate courses in the DCE Course Search and Registration platform.

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete three courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Anyone with the drive and right support network can write the next chapter of their story here at Harvard Extension.


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2023–24 rate) $3,220 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $9,660