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Course overview

Communicating effectively is an invaluable business tool. Strong communication skills will help you get noticed and achieve professional success – and they will help ensure that you consistently secure the results you are aiming for. Communications is evolving rapidly in line with digitisation. The Business Communications Skills online course has been designed to equip you with the tools to communicate effectively across the gamut of business channels – from interpersonal communication and communicating in meetings, through to effective use of digital channels. You’ll be shown how to successfully compile business plans, tenders, proposals and executive summaries.

Course curriculum

  • Module 1: Global context
  • Module 2: Process of communication
  • Module 3: Interpersonal communication
  • Module 4: Meeting communication
  • Module 5: Communication technologies
  • Module 6: Personal communication
  • Module 7: Communicating through reports
  • Module 8: New opportunities

Course outcomes

  • A deep understanding of the communication process and how to use it to ensure positive personal branding and career advancement
  • Ability to engage in successful interpersonal communication and communication in groups
  • Insight into leadership styles and how best to communicate as a leader
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a range of digital and non-digital formats including written documents, mobile, e-mail communication and social networks
  • An understanding of cross-cultural communication
  • Ability to develop and write effective reports and presentations


Nicky Lowe

Course summary

Format: Wits certified online short course
Certification: Wits University certificate of competence
Duration: 10 weeks
Breakdown: 8 weeks consecutive online lectures, one exam in week 10
Hours per week: 5 to 7
Language: English

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Nicky Lowe

Wits Business School and Wits Plus lecturer, Nicky Lowe, is the writer and lecturer for this short course.