Business Communication Intensive (CDCM 999)

CDCM 999 Business Communication Intensive gives students a quick-start toward completion of the Certificate in Business Communication. Over three months (12 weeks) of intensive full-time study, participants will complete all eight courses required to earn the certificate.

Who should register in the Business Communication Intensive?

  • college graduates with a diploma seeking to enhance their professional skills with degree-level courses
  • certified professionals who find themselves playing an enlarged role in their organization’s communication
  • technical writers needing a business perspective to communicate with non-technical audiences
  • career-changers looking to acquire a set of hands-on, practical skills
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What’s included?

  • six required and two elective degree-level Business Communication certificate courses
  • lab and classroom access, as well as access to other services
  • ongoing instructor and academic coordinator support and counselling
  • access to job opportunities and program awards

Courses covered in the Business Communication Intensive

CDCM 999 Business Communication Intensive includes the following courses:

Required (six courses):

CCMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
CCMN 313 Organizational Report Writing
CCMN 314 Professional Presentations
CCMN 413 Corporate Communications
CCMN 414 Interpersonal Communication in Management
CCMN 443 Contemporary Intercultural Communication

Electives (two courses):

CCMN 114 Short Management Reports
CCMN 315 Issues in Organizational Communication

Admission Requirements

It is recommended that applicants have the following: OSSD with six Grade 12 U or M credits (including English), with a minimum average of 60%, or equivalent, or mature student status. Graduates must attain a GPA of 2.00 or higher. CCMN 279, a prerequisite, is strictly enforced.

Program Design

Lectures and coursework are scheduled for five days a week over three months (12 weeks). Classes are all hybrid, with at least two-thirds of class time face-to-face on campus, and maximum one-third of classes online using D2L Brightspace. You will have access to computer labs and use dedicated software in recording oral communication. You will be taught by our experienced educators, including lecturers in Ryerson’s School of Professional Communication, and Chang School professionals with experience in the communication field.


Priority enrolment in CDCM 999 for certificate students begins on February 11, 2019. Regular enrolment begins on February 25, 2019.

Note: To gain access to priority enrolment, students should register in the certificate program in advance of the priority enrolment period. Class size is strictly limited, so early enrolment is strongly encouraged.

Useful Links

The following links will assist you in planning your spring/summer studies at The Chang School:

Have a question?

For more information on The Chang School’s Business Communication program, contact Sandra Rosenberg, Academic Coordinator, Professional Communication.

For general information or to register, contact The Chang School.
Phone: 416.979.5035