Business Communication

July 22-August 1, 2024 Rose Hill

3 credits

A core component of any business curriculum, corporate communications is a discourse of its own. Learn the essentials of persuasion, boardroom management, audio/visual materials for presentations, conversational strategies, and problem-solving. Informed by Gabelli's mission to teach "business with purpose," this class will tackle important elements of interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, group communication, stakeholder communication, negotiation communication, mediated communication, and crisis communication.

Skills/Learning Outcomes

This course will help you apply business communication research and theories to:

  • Improve your interpersonal, intercultural, and inductive/deductive reasoning skills.
  • Simulate business learning curriculum into one cohesive effort.
  • Develop and deliver concise and effective business presentations.
  • Compose effective business proposals.

Overall Takeaways

This course is a wonderful entrée into a business curriculum that will prepare students to be effective communicators across academic, professional, and personal landscapes.

Instructor Bio

Steve D'Agustino
Steve D’Agustino is the director of online learning, Office of the Provost. With a Ph.D. in educational leadership, policy and administration from Fordham University, he is also skilled in educational technology and distance education. He co-hosts on the podcast “Twice Over."

Course Details

Business Communication
July 22-August 1, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
3 credits
Rose Hill Campus
Instructor: Steve D'Agustino

Course Number: CMBU 2556 RP2
CRN: 15840

Please note that this is a college course and that Fordham students may also be enrolled in this class, which will be a great opportunity for you to learn more about life at Fordham. Final projects may be due after your time on campus.


Residential: $4,450.00
Tuition for the residential program includes the course, course materials, housing, meals, and excursions in and outside of class. Move-in for this program is Sunday, July 21, 2024 and move-out is Friday, August 2, 2024 by noon. Please note that admission decisions are rolling until the class is full, and course caps are around 20 students. We recommend early application.

Commuter: $3,500.00
Tuition for commuters includes the course, course materials, lunches, and excursions in and outside of class. Additional meals are available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Fordham Bookstore, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.


Application deadlines: course and housing: April 15, 2024; course only: May 1, 2024.

Application Requirements: this credit-bearing course is primarily for rising high school seniors with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Rising juniors may apply with a letter of recommendation in addition to the documents below. 

The course will be graded with letter grades, but you may opt to take the grade for pass/fail or audit by emailing [email protected] after the first class meeting. 

To apply, you will need an analytical (not creative or personal) writing sample from a class, your high school transcript, and your fall report card if the grades are not reflected on your transcript.

If you are applying for housing, a brief letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, coach, instructor, or supervisor, attesting to your maturity and responsibility as a student is required.

Please make note of the course details above because you will select your course as part of your application.


If you are not ready to apply, you can sign up to stay informed about the Fordham Summer Leaders Academy too, or email us with questions!

It's not too late! Still accepting applications for classes with open seats until May 31!