Marketing Communication (Master's)
Create integrated marketing campaigns that are driven by strategic objectives, reach clearly defined audiences, and deliver desired results. You'll discover the power of brands and determine how to craft, deploy, and measure campaigns from start to finish. Receive hands-on experience as you evaluate traditional and digital marketing communication tactics and dig deep into marketing trends: social, mobile, email, search, and more.
You’ll learn to:
- Design, manage, and measure persuasive digital marketing campaigns
- Assess the current scope and predict future trends in marketing
- Prove ROI by measuring the impact of communication efforts
MA in Communication Management with a concentration in Marketing Communication requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)Core courses - 20 qtr. hrs
Core courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field. The Capstone course is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
- COMM 4010 - Business Fundamentals for Communicators
- COMM 4045 - Applied Critical Thinking in Communication
- COMM 4905 - Research, Measurement, and Storytelling
Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
- COMM 4050 - Communication and Society: Theories and Applications
- COMM 4140 - Marketing Strategy and Process
- COMM 4301 - Branding and Market Positioning
- COMM 4321 - Digital Marketing Communication
- COMM 4324 - Marketing Analytics
Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Communication Management programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.
Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.
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Careers in Marketing Communication
Director of Marketing, Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Specialist, SEO Strategist, Communications Director, Web Analyst, Director of Marketing and Communications
Designing and deploying marketing campaigns; producing content; analyzing metrics and data; negotiating contracts; selecting appropriate tactics and strategies for campaigns; communicating with internal and external stakeholders; developing strategic marketing plans.
As a graduate of the MA in Communication Management program, you can expect to excel in the communication field whether working for a private business, non-profit organization, government agency, or consulting firm. Positions such as Director of Marketing, Marketing Manager, Director of Communications, Digital Marketing Specialist, Web Analyst, and SEO Strategist will suit your newfound skillset.
Careers in Communication Management
Top communicators get the top rankings! Public relations specialists, marketing researchers, art directors, and marketing managers all placed among the top 100 best careers in a 2013 ranking by U.S. News & World Report. And although communication, public relations, and media jobs tend to be in larger, metropolitan areas, there is a trend that clearly shows a dispersal of job openings across the nation. Whether you're looking to enter creative services, mediation, media, training and development, or another communication field, the key is to prove ingenuity, resilience, and communication savvy.
Stay ahead of the curve!
New media, new technology, and new global opportunities are all the rage within the communication industry, as employers seek industrious professionals who have innovative skills and can bring something new and dynamic to the table. By next year, total marketing spend will have shifted drastically: interactive online marketing will reach $55 billion and search marketing will grow 15% per year to reach $32 billion. Those with an innate ability to generate creative solutions, think innovatively, and market themselves will likely excel within the organizational and professional communication field.
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