Business & Professional Communication

Advanced Certificate in Business & Professional Communication

This certificate has been carefully designed by the Mercyhurst faculty specifically for college graduates who want to enhance their professional or management skills, improve their prospects for advancement, or prepare for a career change. Regardless of the career or professional field, proficiency in communication is the primary requirement for success.

The certificate requires a minimum of 27 credits. A maximum of two three-credit courses completed during the last five years may be applied toward the Certificate in lieu of equivalent required courses.

Course Requirements*
BADM 420 Seminar in Business and Professional Etiquette
COMM 180 Business and Professional Communication
COMM 230 Principles of Public Relations
COMM 339 Persuasion Theories
MGMT 300 Leadership in Organizations
MKGT 347 Advertising and Promotion
Plus any three of the following
ART 220 Introduction to Graphic Design
COMM 315 Public Relations Techniques
COMM 369 Global Communications
COMM 430 Magazine Editing & Design
COMM 485 Special Topics in Communication
MKTG 301 Consumer Behavior
PSYC 294 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

* Descriptions are available in the Course Catalog

Cost and Career Information

In compliance with the “gainful employment” regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended, Mercyhurst is disclosing certain cost and career information to prospective students. You can view this information by clicking here.

Admissions Requirements

B.A. or B.S. with an overall GPA of 2.5

Admissions Procedures

Have official college transcripts sent to the Office of Adult & Graduate Programs. Submit a completed Advanced Certificate Application, along with a $30 application fee. Or you can also choose to apply online for free.


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum

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