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.