Effective communication skills can help you go places.

If you believe that effective business communication is a vital part of the workplace and you’re looking to excel in it, the Micro-certificate in Business Communication can get you there in no time! This versatile program provides practical information and easily applied strategies to help you become a confident communicator in any industry. With a focus on developing self-assurance, you’ll learn to foster trust, provide clarity and direction, create better relationships, and promote team building as you go places in your career.

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Program description

The Micro-certificate in Business Communication is designed to sharpen communication skills by providing easy-to-apply strategies for continued growth and improved productivity. The program's practical approach focuses on developing specific skills needed to communicate effectively in the workplace and the self-confidence to successfully apply those skills. You'll gain an understanding of the interpersonal communication skills necessary to build constructive relationships in a diverse workplace, and discover practical tools to strengthen inclusivity and develop your own cultural competencies. 

Program highlights

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Courses taken through this program can be transferable to other micro-credentials or non-credit programs.

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Our Business Communication program is designed with a busy lifestyle in mind. Learn at your own pace, set personal deadlines and propel your career journey forward.

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Online Flexibility
This program is delivered online, allowing you to work independently within deadlines set by your instructor. With this format, you don't have to worry about travel or scheduling conflicts while you study. You can work at your own pace, on your own schedule and maintain a balanced lifestyle.

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The University of Victoria is one of Canada's leading universities, recognized for preparing students for careers in a wide range of disciplines. Upon successful completion of this program you will receive a micro-certificate.

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Through the StrongerBC future skills grant, students may be eligible to receive funding for this program. View details and eligibility

Program outcomes

Upon completing the program, you will be able to:

  • understand theory and context for communication as individuals, in groups, and as part of an organization
  • recognize and reproduce a repeatable writing process that can be applied to most business communication
  • develop planning, organizational and editing strategies for specific types of written business messages
  • understand cultural differences and their impact on intercultural communication
  • develop cultural competencies to communicate effectively across diverse cultures
  • apply this knowledge in a professional context

Who is this program for?

The Business Communication program will appeal to those who:

  • believe effective business communication is vital to the workplace and want to become better at it 
  • want to build on their communication skills in a flexible and affordable way 
  • want to add a credential to their portfolio in a short period of time

Career options

Some of our learners pursue careers in the following roles:
  • Sales Representative
  • Facilitator
  • Manager
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Team Lead/Project Manager


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Courses and fees

The Micro-certificate in Business Communication requires the following three courses: 

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Program planning

A different selection of courses are offered every term. To see our upcoming offerings, please view our anticipated course schedule. Students are welcome to contact our office (bstadvisor@uvic.ca) for help with course selection.

Estimated fees

Description Fee
Course 1 tuition $605.00
Course 2 tuition $605.00
Course 3 tuition $605.00
Program fee $20.00
Estimated Total $1,835.00*
Fees listed in this section are an estimate. Total program fees may vary depending on delivery format, course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

Application information

Admission requirements


How to apply

No application is necessary, simply select any of the three courses required for the micro-certificate and register for them independently. When registering, you will have the option to purchase the Micro-certificate in Business Communication fee at an additional cost of $20. You are only required to select this when registering for one of the three courses. 

Once you have completed your third course, your certificate will be automatically issued and sent to you. Certificates will be sent approximately one month after the completion of your third course. 

Note: We are unable to retroactively issue a micro-certificate. Students must purchase the $20 program fee prior to the last day of the last course in the program.

StrongerBC future skills grant

This program is eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant. To register using this grant please review the eligibility, registration details and funding dates. 

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