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Business Fundamentals - Effective Communication

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Gain a practical grounding in communication to boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels with this Business Fundamentals - Effective Communication course from The Open University by FutureLearn.


Faced with a daily deluge of information, we have never had greater need of clear communication skills.

This online Business Fundamentals - Effective Communication course from The Open University by FutureLearn offers you a practical grounding in using a range of communication media, to boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels.

You will discover the principles of writing influential 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 approaches that are sensitive to cultural and personal differences.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Apply and understand principles of effective communication in a range of media

  • Improve your writing skills for greater work and study success

  • Apply simple but powerful frameworks to get more out of email and telephone calls in less time

  • Design and create more convincing presentations and run more productive meetings

  • Develop cultural and interpersonal sensitivity in your communication behaviour


This course is accredited by EOCCS, the first international quality benchmark for online courses in business and management education.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • Making effective phone calls and writing emails
  • Online communication in a professional context
  • Delivering effective presentations
  • Writing professional reports and proposals
  • Conducting productive meetings
  • The future trends in professional communication

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months

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  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is intended for anyone seeking to develop their fundamental business skills, whether to increase their employability or secure a promotion. 

  • The course does not require any previous study of communication.

Tuition Fee


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