Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication

Online Course

Future Learn
Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication

What is the course about?

Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication
The course Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication is an online class provided by The Open University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Gain a practical grounding in communication to boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels.
Course description
  • Improve your written and verbal communication skills
  • 4 weeks
  • Faced with a daily deluge of information, we have never had greater need of clear communication skills.
  • This online course offers you a practical grounding in using a range of communication media, to boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels.
  • You will discover the principles of writing influential emails, reports and proposals. You will find new confidence in your ability to make convincing presentations and conduct productive meetings. And you will develop communication approaches that are sensitive to cultural and personal differences.
  • Making effective phone calls and writing emails
  • Online communication in a professional context
  • Delivering effective presentations
  • Writing professional reports and proposals
  • Conducting productive meetings
  • The future trends in professional communication
  • Apply and understand principles of effective communication in a range of media
  • Improve your writing skills for greater work and study success
  • Apply simple but powerful frameworks to get more out of email and telephone calls in less time
  • Design and create more convincing presentations and run more productive meetings
  • Develop cultural and interpersonal sensitivity in your communication behaviour
  • This course is intended for anyone seeking to develop their fundamental business skills, whether to increase their employability or secure a promotion. The course does not require any previous study of communication.
  • For further information about registration, the final assessment course, your eligibility and the BA in Business Management, visit the Open University website.
  • IMPORTANT! If you are aiming to use your study of courses in the Business and Finance Fundamentals program to obtain academic credit, please be aware that the final planned presentation of the Open University Assessment Course BXM191 Business and Finance Fundamentals in Practice starts October 2020. Please ensure that you allow yourself enough time to obtain all eight Certificates of Achievement from courses in the program before registering for the Assessment Course. Details of runs of the relevant FutureLearn courses in 2019 and 2020 are available here.
  • The Open University
  • The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.
  • The Open University Business School
  • A pioneer in flexible learning for over 30 years, The Open University Business School delivers transformational, high quality business and management education which is quality assured.

Prerequisites & Facts

Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication

Course Topic

Business & Management, Professional Development

University, College, Institution

The Open University

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The Open University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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