Business Writing I Course

quote I took a 6-week MBA business writing course and paid $1320 at [a well-know college] in MA. I learned 100% more in this course than on the MBA course.
- Vikrant

Business Writing I is an 8-week online business writing course that teaches you how to write effective business documents. As a business professional, you must be able to communicate effectively through the written word if you are going to succeed in today's business environment. If you want to improve your business writing skills, then this course is ideal for you.

In this course you'll learn about the proper format for letters, memos, email messages, and proposals. You'll also learn basic business writing techniques such as how to use active voice, how to maintain consistency, how to write for your audience, and how to write concisely!

In the first assignment, you'll write a series of letters. In the second assignment, you'll write several short memos and email messages. In the third assignment, you'll write and design a formal proposal. By the end of this course, you will have identified and corrected any weaknesses in your writing. You'll be writing clear, concise business documents that will help you communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.

As a bonus, Business Writing I also includes grammar readings and exercises that will help you to improve your grammar skills. You'll learn to apply the rules of grammar in your business documents so that you are a more effective business writer.

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  • 8 weeks of 1-to-1 instructor mentoring via email
  • Scheduled text chat sessions
  • Expert feedback on assignments
  • Over 400 pages of self-paced readings & interactive quizzes
  • Downloadable HTML & PDF version of course materials


  • Reasonable command of the English language
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word

Computing Requirements

  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Word

Class Start Dates

— March 9, 2015
— April 6, 2015
— May 4, 2015
— June 1, 2015


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About The Instructor

The instructor will guide you throughout the course by providing one-to-one mentoring. During the course, the instructor will answer your questions by email, provide you with feedback on your assignments, and lead optional text chat sessions to discuss the materials and assignments.

Kitty Bucsko has been teaching business communications and computer technology courses for over 30 years including courses for the Canadian Institute of Management. She has been a member of the Ontario College of Teachers since its inception and has a passion for the Internet and telecommunications technology. She is also an active member in the Society for Technical Communication.

Student Reviews

This class has shown me how negative I write and how to correct the problem. I feel this help will be invaluable in my future endeavors. The one on one experience with the instructor was even better than I had hoped. You will not get this type of interaction with any other course on the Web period! Thank you again for leading a GREAT class! -- David

The extra Grammar information was invaluable. The course material is relevant and easy to understand... Enjoyed the course. Kitty was very helpful and patient --Pat

Keep up the good work! It is a great step towards better business writing. -- Kelley

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