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The Open University

Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication

The Open University via FutureLearn

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Learn how to improve your communication skills in a professional context

Faced with a daily deluge of information, effective communication has never been more important.

This online course offers you a practical grounding in using different types of communication media to boost your personal effectiveness, save you time, and reduce your stress levels.

You will discover the principles of how to write 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 skills that are sensitive to cultural and personal differences.

This business communication course is for anyone interested in how to improve communication skills in a workplace context.

This could range from jobseekers to those seeking internal promotions to anyone interested in communicating better day-to-day.

No prior communications skills training is necessary.

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.

Taught by

Giacomo Carli


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