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User Experience Strategy

Effectively moving an audience relies on both communication and technology, with user experience at the center of it all. In this graduate certificate program, you’ll dig deep into user experience as you learn to think critically and strategically about ways to be agile across all communication platforms. Build skills in managing cross-functional teams that can defend decisions related to technology, marketing, and communication using data from user experience analysis.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$13,344

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$20,016

Format
Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 6 months

Duration
As few as 12 months

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Skills You’ll Learn

Assess the use and implications of user experience design across channels

Analyze the strategy and execution of interactive experiences.

Use user journey data to measure and inform decisions across digital platforms and communication channels.

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in User Experience Strategy requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

4
Concentration Courses
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

COMM 4306 UX Strategies and Methods
COMM 4307 Developing Content for UX
COMM 4308 UX Team Management
COMM 4309 Service Design

Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in User Experience Strategy requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

5
Concentration Courses
 
 
1
Elective Courses
 

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

COMM 4306 UX Strategies and Methods
COMM 4307 Developing Content for UX
COMM 4308 UX Team Management
COMM 4309 Service Design
COMM 4324 Marketing Analytics

Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Communication Management program include:

COMM 4006 Building High-Performing Teams
COMM 4301 Brand Management Strategies
COMM 4318 Mobile Marketing
COMM 4325 Search Marketing
ICT 4505 Website Design and Management

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Communication Management program. 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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Sample Schedule

Plan your schedule to complete your graduate certificate. Finish quickly in just six months or take up to two years (four course certificate) or three years for a six-course certificate.

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6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0
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4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 2 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 2 0
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4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 1 1
6-Course Certificate Classes 1 2 2 1

Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Master of Arts in Communication Management with a concentration in User Experience Strategy.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of User Experience Strategy

UX/UI professional job growth is expected to rise 14.9% over the next decade, according to Dice.

Consumer expectations are requiring companies to invest in user experience in order to compete, according to CMO.

Of the companies not conducting user experience testing, almost three-quarters will be doing so in the immediate future, putting UX professionals in high demand, according to ExperienceDynamics.


Job Titles

Digital Project Manager
User Experience Lead
UX Project Lead
Usability Tester
Visual Designer
Usability Analyst
UX Strategist

Usability Analyst Salary: National Average

$69,035

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​”I think the return on investment for me is very tangible. It helped me get a higher-level role and it helped me secure a better life for myself.” —Martha Brown, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes

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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.

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Advisory Board

Our programs are 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

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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

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Bob Noguiera

Director Human Resources, West Division Comcast Cable

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Julie Reeves

Vice President Marketing, Rachio

Accreditation

 


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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