BUS 500 Business and Administrative Communications

This course examines the principles of communication in the workplace. The course introduces students to common formats such as the memo, letter, and report, and helps students improve writing skills to gain greater mastery of grammar, mechanics, and style. Students learn techniques for writing informational, persuasive, sales, employment, good news, and bad news communications. Other topics include using the appropriate strategies for internal and external communication situations, audience analysis, and communication through recent technology, including e-mail, video-conferencing, and presentations.