WRIT 261

Business Writing

3 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Special information

Note: Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for WRIT courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites. Contact CWA Advising at 651.999.5965 for information.

Learning outcomes


  • Able to analyze and evaluate audience, purpose, and situation.
  • Be able to create visuals such as tables, graphs, bar charts, and pie charts.
  • Conceptualize, write, revise, and edit effective business documents, including memos, emails, letters, resumes, cover letters, research reports, designed documents, instructions, proposals, short reports, and the long report.
  • Have experience making an oral presentation with accompanying presentation and software slides.
  • Know how to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Recognize the ethical implications of business communication.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 1: Communication

  • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
  • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
  • Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
  • Construct logical and coherent arguments.
  • Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in their writing and speaking.
  • Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.


Summer 2020

Section Title Instructor
50 Business Writing Menagarishvili, Olga Course details

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
50 Business Writing Greenberg, Paulette R Course details
51 Business Writing Schlak, Julie A Course details

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Business Writing Zimmerman, Lynda C Course details