Marketing Communication

Create digital marketing campaigns that are as innovative as they are integrated. In this certificate program, you’ll learn to develop, manage, and measure campaigns that reach your target audiences and deliver optimized results. Explore traditional and digital marketing tactics that are driven by strategic objectives.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 9
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
4 Course Certificate
As few as 6 months
6 Course Certificate
As few as 12 months
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Top 100 University

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Skills You'll Learn

Develop and implement sound marketing strategies and processes

Shape and manage branding initiatives

Integrate a variety of digital tactics into your marketing mix


Specialized Graduate Certificate in Marketing Communication requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses)

Concentration Courses

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program. Note this sample schedule is for the six-course Graduate Certificate.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 3 3 0 0

Take a Course Before You Apply

We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Marketing Communication

Projected employment growth within the marketing industry is expected to increase by 13% over the next four years, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A report done by University College and the Business Marketing Association of Colorado found that 46% of hiring managers say that their hiring pools are smaller than they like. The report also found that hiring managers are looking for candidates with a comprehensive skillset including content marketing, marketing automation, data analysis, and email marketing.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Marketing Manager #1 on their “Best Sales and Marketing” job list for factors such as job market, upward mobility, and salary.

Job Titles

Director of Marketing
Communications Director
Digital Marketing Specialist
Director of Marketing and Communications
Brand Manager
SEO Strategist
Web Analyst

Director of Marketing Salary: National Average


Get Ahead with Career Services

One-on-one career coaching and mock interviews

Job database dedicated to DU students and alumni

Résumé and cover letter guidance

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

Advisory Board

Our programs our developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.

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Megan Castle
Communications Manager, Department of Transportation
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Erin Iwata
VP, Digital Marketing Heinrich Marketing
Rich Khleif
Rich Khleif
Senior Director-Communications, Connections, & Customer, Insights Oracle
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Lora Ledermann
Scream Agency
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Andy Mountain
President, GBSM
Bob Noguiera
Bob Noguiera
Director Human Resources, West Division Comcast Cable
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Julie Reeves
Vice President Marketing, Rachio

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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