Business Communication Certificate

Program Cost and Schedule
The cost of the full 6 course certificate at time of enrollment is $4,293.
Monthly payment: $795 per course, pay-as-you-go.

Summer 2024 Cohort: July 8- December 29, 2024

This certificate is designed for managers, supervisors, business owners, and entrepreneurs who want to strengthen their communication with confidence and clarity across generations and backgrounds while becoming more effective at identifying various communication styles and exploring best practices to improve their ability to lead teams as they continue their professional journey. This certificate is ideal for new managers with a minimum of one to three years of professional experience.

Earn the Business Communication Certificate by taking these six professional development courses. Led by an internationally renowned team of instructors, each four-week course is 100% online, flexible, asynchronous, and self-paced.

Course Schedules

Spring 2024


*CEU Earned
3.0 CEU
April 8 - May 5, 2024
3.0 CEU
May 6 - June 2, 2024
3.0 CEU
July 8 - August 4, 2024
3.0 CEU
August 5 - September 1, 2024
3.0 CEU
September 3 - September 29, 2024


*The School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University offers 18 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for the Business Communication Certificate Program. Continuing and Professional Studies maintains all CEU records and can provide documentation in support of CEU attainment.

Meet The Instructional Team

Getting Started

What qualifications should I have for this certificate program?

No previous college experience is required to enroll. The certificate is a foundational certificate for those moving into an organizational communication role.  Courses within this certificate are non-credit.

What are the requirements and program format?

Each asynchronous course allows you to learn on your schedule across the four-week timeframe of the course.  Each course follows a structured program outline regarding weekly assignment due dates. Refer to your Business Communication Certificate Roadmap for each course's start and end dates.

What are the program fees, and am I eligible for a discount?

Each course costs $795 for a total of $4,770 by paying monthly. Invest in your future and save by registering for the complete program for $4,293, a savings of $477.

How do I register and pay?

It’s quick and easy! Once you are accepted into the program, registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Register as soon as possible to reserve your seat.

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Many employers support the upskilling costs of this certificate program. Connect with your human resources department to understand your organization’s policy, and reach out to regarding your next step.

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Once you are accepted into the program, a member of the CPS team will provide you with a link to the program and course registration. You may purchase this certificate’s bundled tuition savings or the monthly course rate. Online registration is completed with a credit or debit card. Registration is complete when your credit or debit card information is processed.

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Funding is available for veterans, active military, and their spouses. You or your family may be eligible for total tuition funding through the VA, Army IgnitED, and MyCAA.

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You may be eligible if you are unemployed and a New Jersey resident. Please get in touch with your local NJ One Stop Center to apply for funding. The Public Relations Certificate is approved by NJTOPPS.

Students within Continuing and Professional Studies are not considered matriculated Rutgers University students and therefore are not eligible for Rutgers University’s financial aid.

How quickly can I earn my Business Communication Certificate?

You can complete your certificate in as little as six months. With your acceptance into the program, you will receive a Business Communication Certificate Roadmap outlining the six courses required to complete your certificate.

Begin your journey today.