Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
24 weeks (126 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 business communications


The course objective is to teach the fundamentals and explain the importance of effective communication as a business leader.

Learning Outcomes:

  • discuss the importance of effective communication in business
  • understand the appropriate business communication to be used for a specific audience and purpose
  • discuss the importance of data and identify its role in business
  • describe professional standards for using visual media resources for business purposes
  • identify the five steps of developing an effective speech
  • discuss key concepts to keep in mind as you create business presentations
  • compare and contrast common tools for audio, video, and online communication
  • compare and contrast the primary use of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube
  • discuss the different types of teams in organizations, and the value of teams in business communication
  • explain the advantages and challenges of employee diversity within organizations

General Course Topics:

  • Communicating in business, writing in business, written communication, research, visual media, reports, public speaking, developing and delivering business presentations, communicating through technology, social media, communicating different messages, collaboration in and across teams, social diversity in the workplace, finding a job, and recruiting and selecting new employees
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers
  • Proctored Final Examination

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials

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