Business & Technology

Graduate Certificate in Marketing

The Marketing certificate prepares students to understand the strategic role of marketing and how to apply it in their organizations. The course teaches how to grow a business by thoroughly understanding its current and prospective customers through the only source of a firm’s revenue. Companies with high or increasing market capitalizations need to know how to create, communicate, and deliver value to their customers. Students will learn how to create such value by applying a set of frameworks and analytical tools in three areas: identifying market
opportunities, setting a marketing strategy, and formulating the marketing mix.

Students are refreshed on the basics of critical elements of the 4 p’s, segmentation and positioning. Students gain knowledge of the tools used and evaluate segmentation strategies like demographics, psychographic, behavioral and outcomes based segmentation. The program explores advanced topics from market research, big data analytics, product development, advertising, branding, retailing and sales to Internet marketing, our highly experiential coursework enables students to leverage real-world opportunities that help prepare them for dynamic and meaningful careers.

Case studies and practical application exercises are used to develop experience in implementing these frameworks and analytical tools in order to grow a business. Specific marketing concentration topics include market research and analytics, behavioral economics, consumer decision making, market segmentation, targeting, positioning, product development, advertising, pricing, and distribution.

Admission Requirements

Applicants interested in pursuing a graduate certificate in Marketing must meet the general admission requirements for Graduate Admissions.

Program Requirements

For more information refer to the University Catalog.

Tuition and Cost

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Completion Time

1-2 semesters / 4-8 months

Graduate Certificate in Marketing Total
12 Credits

Course Requirements

MKT507 Marketing Analytics

This course provides practical techniques for measuring everything from brand equity to social media, market share to email performance. For each metric, students gain insight into the real-world pros, cons, and tradeoffs—and help learners understand what the numbers really mean. Students learn how to design and interpret marketing dashboards to identify emerging opportunities and risks, and use powerful modeling techniques to optimize every decision made. This course provides students with the opportunity for a rigorous and comprehensive discussion of the latest web, online, social, and email metrics, helping marketing professionals navigate today’s many new metrics to gain usable and trustworthy information.

3 Credits

MKT508 Internet Marketing

This course provides students an inside view of Internet marketing strategically, bring together marketing, sales and operations functions that were previously separate and siloed, and systematically capture and apply data to drive dramatic improvements in performance. Students will explore ways to implement a more iterative,
measurable, and repeatable approach to Internet marketing, gain better information about which online strategies are working best, deliver better-qualified leads to sales, build an “online sales engine” to track every customer relationship from the very outset – and, above all, grow profits. Students learn how to use metrics and data analysis far more effectively to inform adjustments in both long-term strategy and short-term tactics.

MKT510Consumer/Buyer Behavior

This course builds on theory to provide students with a usable, strategic understanding of consumer behavior that acknowledges recent changes in internal and external influences, global marketing environments, and the
discipline overall. Students explore an in-depth introduction to theories and models of how individual consumers,
family units, and companies make buying decisions. Each step in the continuous decision cycle is covered in
detail, in such models of consumer behavior as the high and low involvement models, information processing and attitude formation and change. Relevant psychological concepts related to behavioral economics, personality and
lifestyle, self-concept, cognition and classical vs. operant conditioning are also covered. Students also gain
valuable perspective on how purchase decisions are made in their own households.

3 Credits

MKT536 Global Marketing

This course is an overview of the unique aspects of marketing in the global economy, emphasizing the development of strategies for markets in diverse cultural, political, and economic situations. It examines the methods companies use to organize their international versus domestic markets, and the complex aspects of exporting and foreign market entry-mode, creating a framework for foreign market analysis and the formulation/adaptation of a global
marketing strategy.

3 Credits