Best Marketing Degrees http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org Tue, 23 May 2017 19:28:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bestmarketingdegrees-36x36.png Best Marketing Degrees http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org 32 32 How to Nail Email Correspondence During Your Digital Marketing Career http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/nail-email-correspondence-digital-marketing-career/ Mon, 22 May 2017 21:23:14 +0000 http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/?p=1462 The art of writing persuasive email copy is arguably the most important skill an online marketer can have in a world of growing connections and digital proportions. That’s not only […]

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The art of writing persuasive email copy is arguably the most important skill an online marketer can have in a world of growing connections and digital proportions. That’s not only because websites and marketing agencies have relied on email since before the Internet to get the word out, but also because clear, concise communication is vital to the success of every professional’s career, especially a marketing career.

Learning how to nail email with any precision during your marketing career involves overcoming a whole host of obstacles. These include but are not limited to avoiding the obvious mistakes like hitting caps lock for subject lines, sending one-word replies as if email were personal text, or the end-all-be-all of putting our digital foot in our mouth—accidentally Replying All.

As brand ambassadors and first responders to customer questions, marketing professionals also have to think about how their emails look and sound from a PR standpoint. The last place a marketer wants their email to wind up is on the virtual trash heap, or worse: as a screenshot on someone else’s Twitter or Facebook feed, complete with lol emojis and angry comments to boot.

The best way to ensure that PR nightmares like this don’t happen, that you are learning how to correspond via email professionally, and are communicating with people in a way that is not only generating interest but also growing your business, is to continue your education. Taking a marketing course , completing a marketing certificate, or earning a marketing degree from an accredited college or university will teach you how to email like a professional, not just in theory but in practice.

That’s why we think that good marketing courses, certificates, and degree programs tend to model the following principles, which we have extrapolated and distilled from Chris Fralic (who is arguably the Internet’s most prolific email marketing guru) and his professional advice about the 10 Rules of Emailing Busy People.

Clarify Your Context

Your audience, scope, and purpose should be transparently clear, especially your audience.

You don’t want to send an email offering social media marketing services to someone who has no Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram—unless of course you’re offering to create those accounts for them. The key piece of advice here is that the more background you know about your audience, the easier it will be to write an email that appeals to them. Draw up a description of your target audience. What do they do in their day-to-day job? How could they use help? When would they want to hear from someone like you? Why should they choose you?


   

Once you know a few things about your audience, write a message that ensures they will fully understand why you’re contacting them (i.e., your purpose) and the extent of what you’re asking them to do (i.e., your scope). You’d be surprised how far a short email with a clear purpose and scope can take you, when sent to the right audience. Make sure that any marketing course, marketing certificate, and marketing degree program that you enroll in covers how to make the context of your emails perfectly clear.

The only question you want your audience asking after they read your email is “Where has this person or service been all my life?”

Be Human

And by “be human,” we mean be genuine, friendly, and personable.

Unless you’re a standup comedian with an email list and following like Louis CK—or you personally know that the person you’re messaging can hear your tone of voice—try to avoid jokes. Unlike in TV advertising, humor doesn’t translate well to the medium of email. This is because tone often gets lost in translation for a medium of communication that’s almost always associated with work. The catch is, you don’t want your message to be completely void of voice. The last thing you want to do is come across as an automated response that doesn’t require a response from your audience.

You’d actually be surprised how writing like you speak and allowing yourself a typo in the responses you send people (as long as it’s not a misspelling of the recipient’s name) can actually work to establish your authenticity as a humble, human communicator. Make sure that every marketing course, marketing certificate, and marketing degree program that you enroll in covers how to be a human communicator.

To increase open rates and avoid receiving automated responses, prospect for and send to email addresses that are created for named persons rather than role titles.

Communicate to Connect

There is a piece of advice for people who are trying to fit in with a new group of friends: look for the similarities, not the differences.

The same can be said to apply to email in your digital marketing career. When you’re starting an email thread for continued correspondence, and especially if cold-messaging a new lead, you should always strive to establish points of contact and similarity between yourself and your audience. This sort of goes along with our second piece of advice to “be human.” Much like starting a conversation with an influential person by showing them something that demonstrates appreciation of their work, introducing yourself informally as a fan who has produced something that was inspired by the recipient goes a long way toward getting someone’s attention.

This is not to say you should flatter your recipient, especially because doing so can turn off big influencers: many have heard it all before. This is to say that you should strive to offer bits of information that show how they’ve influenced you and your career. Doing so has the potential to establish connections that can lead to continued correspondence with big names in the industry. Make sure that every marketing course, marketing certificate, and marketing degree program that you enroll in covers how to communicate with big-name influencers.

Even if influencers decide you can’t be of much service to them at the time and say “no thanks,” you’re engaging in good email etiquette that can pay dividends in the future.

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50 of the Best Blogs for Marketing Education http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/50-best-blogs-marketing-education/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:19:25 +0000 http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/?p=1410 Following a set of marketing blogs is an essential part of earning a marketing education. Inside information that was once only available through partnering with marketing agencies or reading marketing […]

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Following a set of marketing blogs is an essential part of earning a marketing education. Inside information that was once only available through partnering with marketing agencies or reading marketing magazines is now freely and easily accessible online: a space that allows students of marketing, and especially students of online marketing, to learn about the state of the profession before they even enter it. The value of such an opportunity cannot be understated, because the marketing blogosphere provides a window into an industry that changes by the day. Which is why it is so important that anyone who is interested in marketing as a profession starts paying attention to trends in the industry as soon as possible.

To help interested marketing professionals accomplish this goal, we’ve compiled a list of 50 of some of the best-known names in the marketing blogosphere. Like our list of internships, these blogs are organized according to 5 common categories in the marketing industry. These categories are also among the most popular and important career categories for people who are earning a marketing education today.

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Content Marketing Blogs

Google’s #1 Search Result for Content Marketing
Grants Content Marketing Awards annually
Founded circa 2006
One of the first go-to sources on content and inbound marketing
Host #1 event for B2B and Content Marketers
Trusted by over 600,000 marketing professinals
A Google Top 10 Search Result for Content Marketing
“The bible of content marketing”
A Google Top 10 Search Result for Content Marketing
Named the best content marketing platform in 2015
Widely heralded by some of biggest names content marketing
An up-and-coming blog to watch
A Google Top 25 Search Result for Content Marketing
Leaders of the industry with members located across the world
A Google Top 30 Search Result for Content Marketing
Run one of world’s largest marketing advice and media companies
Run by award-winning content marketer Neil Patel
Devoted solely to fast marketing education
Powered by largest independent research institute in the world
Collaborates with Fortune 500 companies

Business & Marketing Management Blogs

Run by Harvard University since 1922
Grants Business Writing Awards Annually
Run by Forbes Magazine
Leading source on all things business since 1917
A Google Top 10 Result for Business and Marketing
Voice of entrepreneurship around the world
Interpreting Google rankings since 2004
A continually growing resource for online marketing managers
Leading source on young companies since 1979
Grants Awards to Up-And-Coming Businesses Annually
Offers one of most downloaded marketing guides online
Run by marketing expert who has created classes for 3 MBA programs
Award-winning writing about online marketing
Rub by best-known thought leader modern marketing
Award-winning writing on business and marketing management
Ranked among Top 10 Marketing Blogs by AdAge magazine
Google’s #2 Search Result for Business and Marketing
Leading source for small businesses marketers since 1953
A leader in marketing automation
Grants awards to most innovative users annually

Digital & Online Marketing Blogs

A Google Top 10 Search Result for Online Marketing
One of first online marketing blogs established in 2003
A Google Top 10 Search Result for Online Marketing
Congressional-award winning blogger
An up-and-coming online marketing blog to watch
Preferred by Google, IBM, and NYU for online marketing training
All posts published by credible online marketing experts since 2003
Grants awards to best search blogs annually
Run by “one of the world’s most sought-after SEO experts”
A Google Top 10 Search Result for Backlink
All posts written by expert on web analytics
Run by the award-winning Avinash Kaushik
Leading authority on growth hacking for online marketers
Run by serial entrepreneur Sean Ellis
Premier resource for online video marketing
Honored by 2015 Webby Award for Media Streaming
Go-to resource for news related to Search Engine Optimization
Listed by Deloitte as a Fast 50 Company
Helped online marketers power over 250 million since 2009
Preferred by Amazon, LinkedIn, and Canon

Social Media Marketing Blogs

Over 28 Million Social Media Followers
Grants awards to best social media marketers annually
A Google Top 10 Search Result for Social Media Marketing
The largest social media resource in the world
A Google Top 10 Search Result for Social Media Marketing
Leading daily publication on the search and social webs
A Google Top 20 Search Result for Social Media Marketing
Run by #1 social media multitasking tool available
A Google Top 40 Search Result for Social Media Marketing
Run by award-winning content marketer Neil Patel
Twice-named #1 Social Media Blog
Consistently mentioned among best social media marketing blogs since 2012
Named among Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers
Content syndicated Google News, Social Media Today, and Yahoo!
Run by globally recognized expert in Instagram marketing
Named among Top 10 Social Media Blogs for 3 years running
Named among Top 10 for Social Media and Content Marketing
Featured on CBS, Buzzsumo, and Social Media Examiner
Named among Top 10 Social Media Blogs
Featured in AdWeek and Content Marketing Institute

Graphic Design Blogs

Leading resource for graphic design and web development
Research and market-driven content
Over 100 Graphic Design Screencasts
Over 22 million page views
Writing and publishing about graphic design since 2007
WordPress graphic desing specialists
Wide-ranging resource for graphic designers
Writing and publishing about graphic design since 2007
Features breaking news for designers
Up-and-coming resource for all things design
Research-driven and interaction encouraged
Writing and publishing about graphic design since 2010
Go-to resource for freelance designers
Encourages interaction
Resource for small business graphic designers
Offers free fonts, icons, and wallpapers
A Google Top 20 Search Result for Graphic Design
Grants brand impact awards annually for graphic design
Graphic design and web development hub since 1999
For web professionals, by web professionals

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]]> The Top 10 Online Masters in Public Relations 2017-2018 http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/top-10-online-masters-public-relations-2017-2018/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:29:47 +0000 http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/?p=1438 Never before have brands and organizations been more visible to their clients and stakeholders than today. From live chat options on websites, brand social media managers quipping in real time […]

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Never before have brands and organizations been more visible to their clients and stakeholders than today. From live chat options on websites, brand social media managers quipping in real time with clients, to instant feedback and even video of experiences at organizations, putting your best foot forward to the public is a full-time job. The stakes have never been higher, as well. From campaign trail gaffs lighting up the 24-hour news cycle, to video of employees physically removing a paying customer from your premises, PR blunders can literally cost billions of dollars. For career marketers and communications professionals, or those who thrive under tight deadlines and great scrutiny, careers in public relations can be incredibly exciting and rewarding. And if that describes you, you’re in luck! Never have there been more or more accessible PR degrees. Here are Best Marketing Degrees we realize the pivotal role public relations plays in a comprehensive marketing strategy. Check out our picks for the 10 best online programs today!

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  • Affordability (1/3): the out-of-state tuition per credit hour for programs surveyed.
  • Flexibility (1/3): the number of flexibility-enhancing program components, including the number of concentrations, specializations, and emphases, accelerated course options, and lenient transfer policies.
  • Core Curriculum Areas (1/3): the number of core curriculum areas with coursework offered in the degree, including courses in public relations writing, new media and public relations, research methods, and media relations.

1.) California Baptist University

California Baptist University (CBU), established in 1950, is a private, Christian, liberal arts university sitting on a beautiful 160-acre campus in urban Riverside, CA. CBU’s Online and Professional Studies program was designed specifically to serve working professionals with family responsibilities but who require flexibility in education, offering over 25 master’s degrees with 45 concentrations. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges–one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of American universities–CBU ranked #1 “Graduate Education Faculty Credentials and Training” in 2015 and is currently ranked #73 “Best Online MBA program” and #101 “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” by U.S. News & World Report. California Baptist University enrolls approximately 9,100 students and offers a 100% Christian faculty and staff.

California Baptist University’s online Master of Arts in Public Relations program (MAPR) emphasizes flexibility with a friendly credit-transfer policy, classes starting every 8 weeks, and accelerated online, hybrid, or evening campus-based course offerings. Moreover, CBU’s 33-credit-hour program is affordable with an estimated completion time of only 12 months at an estimated cost of $19,000–in fact, CBU boasts very low student default rates. In addition to a classic MAPR curriculum, California Baptist University’s program emphasizes specialized writing for PR, new and social media strategies, and audience research.

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  • Cost per-credit-hour: $563
  • Flexibility-enhancing components: accelerated
  • Core subject area covered: 3/4
   

2.) Ball State University

Ball State University (BSU), established in 1918, is a public, co-ed, research university sitting on a contemporary 1,100-acre campus in suburban Muncie, IN–just an hour northeast of the entertainments of Indianapolis. BSU is touted specifically as a doctoral, high research university and is part of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, offering over 20 master’s degrees online. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission–the primary educational accreditation organization of the central United States–BSU is currently ranked #93 “Top Public School” and #176 “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report. Ball State University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students, offers a student-faculty ratio of 14:1, and 42.1% of its classes cater to fewer than 20 students.

Ball State University’s online Master of Arts in Public Relations program (MAPR) emphasizes flexibility with self-paced courses, accelerated and blended (online/on-campus) course options, and 12-credit-hour specializations including: business, communication studies, public affairs, and sport communication. BSU’s 33-credit-hour program is relatively affordable with start dates in every semester and an estimated completion time of only 5 semesters. BSU’s program is the nation’s first and only graduate program in public relations certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Notably, Ball State University’s MAPR focuses on research, offering students courses like “Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research” and the opportunity to write a thesis for an additional 6 credit-hours.

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  • Cost-per-credit-hour: $590
  • Flexibility Enhancing Components: Accelerated + 4 emphases
  • Core Curriulum Areas Covered: 2/4

3.) Montana State University – Billings

Montana State University (MSU), established in 1927, is a public, co-ed university sitting on an 112-acre campus in urban downtown Billings, MT. As the state’s commercial center for business, industry, media, and healthcare, students receive excellent career networking and internship opportunities during their educational career. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities–the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness–MSU is currently ranked #210 “Best National University” and #238 “Best Business Program” by U.S. News & World Report. Ball State University enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students, offers a student-faculty ratio of 17:1, and 52.7% of its classes cater to fewer than 20 students.

Montana State University’s online Master of Science in Public Relations program (MSPR) promises flexibility with an accelerated 3- to 4-semester option and 4 program emphases to choose from including: Public Relations Theory, Health Communication, Public Communication, and Media & Society Communication. MSU’s 30-credit-hour program is relatively affordable with an estimated full-time completion in 6 semesters and a nearly 50% reduction in the cost-per-credit for full-time as opposed to part-time students. Notably, Montana State University’s MAPR curriculum offers courses pertaining to writing, contemporary media types, audience research, and media relations specific to each of the 4 program emphases.

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  • Cost per credit hour: $675
  • Flexibility Enhancing Components: accelerated + 4 emphases
  • Core Curriulum Areas Covered: 4/4

4.) Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), established in 1932, is a private, not-for-profit, co-ed university sitting on a 300-acre campus between Manchester and Hooksett, NH–two quaint suburbs about one hour south of Concord, NH. As one of the largest online universities in the United States with over 40 graduate online programs and 34,000 online students, SNHU is known for its innovative educational offerings and strong distance learning options. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges–the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness–SNHU is currently ranked #101 “Best Regional University, North” by U.S. News & World Report. Southern New Hampshire University provides approximately 72% of full-time undergraduate students some form of need-based financial aid, offers a student-faculty ratio of 15:1, and 54.6% of its classes cater to fewer than 20 students.

Southern New Hampshire University’s online Master of Arts in Communication is one of the most rigorous programs on the list, offering an emphasis in Public Relations (MACPR). SNHU’s 36-credit-hour program consists of 7 core courses, 4 electives, and a communication capstone where students learn to strategize and execute a real-life public relations campaign. The program is flexible and affordable, offering self-paced courses and the ability to complete the program in as little as 15 months at an estimated cost of $24,000. Notably, Southern New Hampshire University’s MAPR core curriculum offers courses centered on PR writing skills, social media campaigns, and media relations.

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  • Cost per credit hour:$627
  • Flexibility Enhancing Components: Accelerated
  • Core Curriulum Areas Covered: 3/4

5.) University of Maryland University College

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC), established in 1947, is a public research university sitting on a 1,250-acre campus in Adelphi, MD–a suburb of Washington, D.C. UMUC is one of the largest online universities in the United States, offering 17 graduate online programs and enrolling over 90,000 students around the world. With a long-time commitment to active-duty military personnel, UMUC offers reduced tuition rates for members of the military and federal government employees. The University of Maryland University College offers a student-faculty ratio of 22:1, and 64.8% of its classes cater to fewer than 20 students.

The University of Maryland University College’s online Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Public Relations (MSMPR) is one of the most affordable programs on the list, offering free books for many courses and accepting up to 6 transfer credits for prior college coursework and experience, including military experience and training. UMUC’s 36-credit-hour program consists of 3 core courses, 7 specialization courses, and a strategic management capstone. Notably, The University of Maryland University College’s MAPR curriculum offers courses centered on PR writing skills, audience research, and media relations.

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  • Cost per Credit Hour: $458
  • Flexibility Enhancing Components: Transfer Credits + Hybrid Options
  • Core Curriulum Areas Covered: 3/4

6.) Webster University

Webster University (WU), established in 1915, is a private, non-denominational Catholic university sitting on a 47-acre campus in Webster Groves, MO–a prominent suburb of St. Louis. Also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, WU is currently ranked at #24 “Best Regional University, Midwest” and #19 “Best College for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report. Webster provides a 50% tuition reduction to veterans and has a global footprint, offering study abroad opportunities and distance learning options to all students. WU only offers online graduate programs and enrolls approximately 12,000 online graduate and 2,000 undergraduate students. Webster University has a total enrollment at its campus in Webster Groves of approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, offers a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, and 87% of its classes cater to fewer than 20 students.

Webster University’s Master of Arts in Public Relations (MAPR) can be extremely affordable due to the fact that 79% of students receive need-based financial aid and the average award is $9,000. The 36-credit-hour program is highly customizable, consisting of 9 core courses and 3 elective courses to be chosen from 17 options including: Advertising Decision-Making, Crisis Management Communications, and Multinational Public Relations. Notably, Webster University’s MAPR curriculum offers several courses centered on PR writing skills, contemporary media types, audience research, and media relations.

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  • Cost-Per-Credit-Hour: $780
  • Flexibility Enhancing Components: Hybrid Courses
  • Core Curriulum Areas Covered: 4/4

7.) Full Sail University

Full Sail University (FSU), established in 1979, is a private, for-profit university sitting on a beautiful 210-acre campus in Winter Park, FL–a suburb of Orlando. Full Sail is more of a technical school, delivering an education through the lens of entertainment media and technology, including PR. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, FSU has recently earned coveted rankings on The Princeton Review’s most-recent lists saluting the top 25 graduate and top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2017. Full Sail graduates 78 percent of its students and all students receive a Macbook Pro.

Full Sail University’s Master of Arts in Public Relations (MAPR) is one of the most efficient programs on the list allowing students to graduate with 38 credit-hours in 12 months. However, for expedience, Full Sail students sacrifice curriculum flexibility; aside from a personalized final thesis project, all students are required to complete 11 core courses including: Writing for Interactive Media, Market & Consumer Research Analysis, Social Media Metrics & ROI, and Media Relations. Of course, students must remember the primary industry of application for all coursework will be entertainment.

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  • Cost per credit hour: $816
  • Flexibility Enhancing Components: accelerated
  • Core Curriulum Areas Covered: 4/4

8.) Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University (QU), established in 1929, is a private, co-ed university sitting on a rustic 600-acre campus in suburban Hamden, CT–a classic and quaint New England town. Also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, QU is currently ranked #11 “Best Regional University, North” by U.S. News & World Report. Despite its relative inconspicuousness, Hamden is in New Haven County, which surprisingly hosts a high concentration of industry, business, and professional services. Indeed, this access to commerce leads to better internship opportunities and higher employment rates for QU graduates. Quinnipiac University enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate students.

Quinnipiac University’s online Master of Science in Public Relations (MSPR) offers a high degree of flexibility with an accelerated option that allows students to graduate in one year without sacrificing customizability. Aside from 8 required core courses and a senior capstone, QU’s 36-credit-hour program is relatively customizable, requiring students to take 3 electives to choose from 6 course options including: Social Media Concepts & Practices, Investor Relations, and Health & Strategic Communications. Notably, Quinnipiac University’s MSPR curriculum offers courses centered on PR writing skills, contemporary media types, audience research, and media relations. Students who complete the program will also be prepared to sit for the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) exam from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

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  • Cost per credit hour: $1010
  • Flexibility Enhancing Components : Accelerated
  • Core Curriulum Areas Covered: 4/4

9.) Mount Saint Vincent University

Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), founded in 1873, is a public liberal arts university, located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Sitting on 40 acres of beautiful greenery and overlooking the Bedford basin, it is only minutes from downtown Halifax. Originally established by the Sisters of Charity, it was the first Canadian higher education institution to admit women. Officially accredited by the Canadian Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Mount Saint Vincent, often referred to as The Mount, enrolls approximately 2,290 students from 50 countries and offers a student-faculty ratio of 20:1.

Mount Saint Vincent University’s online Master of Public Relations program (MPR) emphasizes professional application rather than academic theory. The program offers flexibility like full- and part-time schedules or evening and distance learning options that allow students to graduate generally between 18 and 24 months. Recognized by the Canadian Public Relations Society for its excellence in public relations education, MSVU’s 10-course program is the one of the most affordable on the list. Notably, Mount Saint Vincent University’s MPR offers courses centered on market and audience research.

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  • Cost per credit hour: $523
  • Flexibility Enhancing Components : part-time/full-time, distance learning, evening
  • Core Curriculum : 1/4

10.) Marist College

Marist College (MC), founded in 1929, is a private, co-ed liberal arts college sitting on a beautiful 210-acre campus in suburban Poughkeepsie, NY–about 2 hours north of New York City. Also accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Marist is currently ranked #9 “Best Regional University, North” by U.S. News & World Report. MC can boast a special technological project partnership with IBM and offers over 40 undergraduate and 10 graduate degrees. The student-faculty ratio at Marist College is 16:1, and the school has 46.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

Marist College’s Master of Integrated Marketing Communications with a specialization in Public Relations Management (MIMC) can be affordable due to the fact that 56% of students receive need-based financial aid and the average award is $16,000. MC’s MIMC offers flexibility in both directions; students can take advantage of part-time courses or the fastest accelerated option on the list at under one year. The 30-credit-hour program is clearly an integrated marketing degree where public relations is considered a pivotal part of an organization’s marketing strategy. Notably, Marist College’s MIMC curriculum offers courses centered on writing skills, contemporary media types, and audience research.

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  • Cost per credit hour: $780
  • Flexibility Enhancing Components: part-time option
  • Core Curriulum Areas Covered: 2/4

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90 Remote Marketing Internships http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/90-remote-marketing-internships/ Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:59:52 +0000 http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/?p=1285 Just in time for the Spring and Summer internship season, we’ve made a list of marketing internships that can be worked remotely. This list is specifically designed to help distance […]

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Just in time for the Spring and Summer internship season, we’ve made a list of marketing internships that can be worked remotely. This list is specifically designed to help distance learners apply to marketing internships, become better marketing professionals, and see the bigger picture of remote marketing internships.

The 90 remote marketing internships below are organized according to the most popular job classifications in the marketing industry, as well as alphabetically and by company. Business & Marketing Management internships are the most popular, with 28% of all internships listed falling under that category. Social Media Marketing internships are the second most popular, with 26% of all internships falling under that category. Meanwhile, Content and Copywriting (23%), Graphic Design (11%), Digital Marketing (9%), and Miscellaneous internships (3%) combine with the other two categories to make up the five most popular job classifications among online marketing internships.

All of the internships listed include links to their offering company’s websites, as well as to application pages at Internships.com, where they were found.

Although these internship opportunities are time-sensitive and will close as they are filled, their sampling of role titles, offering companies, time commitments, and seasonal availabilities provide current marketing students and distance learners with a solid snapshot of the kind of internships they should look for, especially when considering internships that allow them to work from a remote location.

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Business & Marketing Management

Company Beloved Streets of America
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
   
Company Beloved Streets of America
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Beloved Streets of America
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Bold Media Inc d/b/a Aider Solutions
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Year Round
Company Cause Forward U.S.
Location Remote
Commitment Full-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Year Round
Company Draft Enders
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Etching-It
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Etching-It
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Etching-It
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Etching-It
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Expat Services Vietnam
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Fabulous Life International
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Spring-Summer
Company Free Dreams Management
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Spring-Fall
Company In a Heartbeat
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Spring-Summer
Company InTouch Health
Location Remote
Commitment Full-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Year Round
Company Jetzy
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company jNoS Relations and Consulting
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Summer
Company Julie’s Realty
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Klickpicks
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Spring-Summer
Company Parlay Think Tank
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Producers vs Show
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Producers vs Show
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company RootMama Maternal Care
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Summer
Company Spike’s Bite
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Umbrella Consulting Services
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Summer

Social Media Marketing

Company B~STEM Project
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Summer-Fall
Company Beloved Streets of America
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Bold Media Inc d/b/a Aider Solutions
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Chronic Advocacy
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Summer-Fall
Company Crystal Cave LLC
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Spring-Summer
Company DC Spotlight Newspaper
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Dot Five Films
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Spring-Summer
Company Etching-It
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company FV Magazine
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Gladeo
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company HealthWellPR
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Summer
Company Idzea
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Inner Glow Circle
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Summer
Company Klickpicks
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Spring-Summer
Company Osrick Ingredients Cricket
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Plant Something MA
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Summer
Company Producers vs Show
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Rachel Travels Enterprise
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Spring-Summer
Company ReliaMax Holding Company
Location Remote
Commitment Full-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Spring
Company Search Consultants International
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Year Round
Company Spike’s Bite
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company The Liberty Theatre & Cultural Center, Inc.
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company ThePhotoBay
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Summer

Content and Copywriting

Company ANYA
Location Remote
Commitment Full-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Year Round
Company Beloved Streets of America
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Blasting News
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Spring
Company Contact Light Films
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Etching-It
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Fearless Transformation
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Year Round
Company FV Magazine
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company FV Magazine
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Gladeo
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Greenhaus College Consulting
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Market Data Forecast
Location Remote
Commitment Full-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Summer
Company Namaya Productions/ B PEace
Location Remote
Commitment Full-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Summer
Company OD Marketers
Location Remote
Commitment Full-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Year Round
Company Producers vs Show
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company QuicklyReviewUs
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Rebel Lifestyle Magazine
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Sostre News
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Tha Sports Junkies 101
Location Remote
Commitment Full-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company The Imagery Studio
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Upcoming Trendz
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Summer
Company Words for Hire
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round

Graphic Design

Company ACT Leadership
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Spring-Fall
Company Beloved Streets of America
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Etching-It
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Gladeo
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Producers vs Show
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Project DragonFruit
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company ReliaMax Holding Company
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Summer
Company RETREAT Magazine
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company SnowSugar Video
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Society Falls
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round

Digital Marketing

Company 757 Media
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Spring-Summer
Company B~STEM Project
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Summer-Fall
Company Beloved Streets of America
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Dyslexic and UN-Stoppable, LLC
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Spring-Summer
Company Etching-It
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Etching-It
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company Jetzy
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company OneThing Strategic Marketing Group
Location Remote
Commitment Full-Time
Paid Yes
Availability Year Round

Miscellaneous

Company MyHighSchoolInternship
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company MyHighSchoolInternship
Location Remote
Commitment Full-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round
Company SoCal Film Festival
Location Remote
Commitment Part-Time
Paid No
Availability Year Round

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The Best Bootcamps for Digital Marketers http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/best-bootcamps-digital-marketers/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:26:04 +0000 http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/?p=973 Going on several years now, web development bootcamps have become one of the fastest, most thorough, and efficient ways to earn both an education and a certification in digital marketing, […]

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Going on several years now, web development bootcamps have become one of the fastest, most thorough, and efficient ways to earn both an education and a certification in digital marketing, analytics, and web design. Founded, funded, and run by entrepreneurs from every corner of the tech industry, these all-in-one learning opportunities provide learners with everything they need to know to hit the ground running and enter the online job market as bona fide digital marketing professionals.

Although typically grounded in brick-and-mortar locations, bootcamps like those listed below have begun popping up all over the world, mostly to satisfy growing demand for better-trained tech workers in the burgeoning service industry. Cross-listing bootcamp databases, Course Report and SwitchUp, we’ve found the best bootcamps suited to digital marketing professionals across the globe. In addition to free courses in Digital Marketing, most of the bootcamps below offer training and certification in Web Development, which is becoming an essential skill for digital marketers who want their skillsets to rise above the rest in the competitive job market we have today.

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
General Assembly Online, New York City, San Franscisco, Sydney, Austin, Seattle, Atlanta, Melbourne, Denver $3,950 $750 10 weeks (Part-Time) 185 4.1 Yes No

   
Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Skillcrush Online N/A Free 10 days 169 4.76 No No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
AcadGuild Online, Bangalore $600 $600 12 weeks (Part-Time) 121 4.22 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Product School San Francisco, New York City, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles $3,995 N/A 8 weeks (Full-Time) 102 4.9 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
tradecraft San Francisco $14,000 N/A 12 weeks (Full-Time) 75 4.99 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Starup Institute Boston, New York City $859 N/A 12 weeks (Part-Time) 65 4.66 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
NEXT Academy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia $594N/A 5 weeks (Part-Time) 61 3.97 No No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
BrainStation New York City $2,200 N/A 10 weeks (Part-Time) 604.36 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
HackerYou Toronto $8,500 N/A 9 weeks (Full-Time) 41 5 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
DESIGNATION Online, Chicago $15,800 N/A 12 weeks (Full-Time) 41 4.8 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Bitmaker Toronto $699 N/A 4 weeks (Part-Time) 39 4.46 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
RED Academy Toronto, Vancouver $6,293 N/A 12 weeks (Full-Time) 23 4.48 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
GrowthX Academy San Francisco $15,000 N/A 12 weeks (Full-Time) 11 5 No Yes

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Market Campus Online, Provo, Salt Lake City $1,999 2500 8 weeks (Full-Time) 8 5 No No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Grand Circus Detroit $7,000 N/A 10 weeks (Part-Time) 8 4.63 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Elevation Academy Tel Aviv $1,001 N/A 7 weeks (Full-Time) 3 4.67 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Startup Ignition Provo $3,995 N/A 13 weeks (Full-Time) 25 No No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Mente Argentina Buenos Aires $8,490 N/A 21 weeks (Full-Time) 0 0 No No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Smart Factory Minneapolis Free N/A Half-Day 0 0 No No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
EHD Academy London $1,750 N/A 8 weeks (Part-Time) 0 0 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
ECOTECH Miami Free N/A 8 weeks (Full-Time) 0 0 No No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
TAG Innovation School Milan, Rome $3,919 N/A 12 weeks (Full-Time) 0 0 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Coderhouse Buenos Aires, Santiago, Montevideo $Pending N/A 10 weeks (Part-Time) 0 0 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Thinkful Online N/A $1,500 12 weeks (Part-Time) 206 4.59 Yes Yes

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Tech Talent South Asheville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbus, Dallas, New Orleans, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Antonio, Wilmington $2,250 N/A 8 weeks (Part-Time) 524.71 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Starter League Chicago $2,000 N/A 11 weeks (Part-Time) 6 4.33 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Elium Academy Brussels $3,300 N/A 26 weeks (Part-Time) 14 4.62 Yes No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
EDIT Disruptive Madrid, Lisbon, Porto $2,160 N/A 18 weeks (Part-Time) 0 0 No No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Boulder Digital Arts Boulder $479 N/A Two Days 0 0 No No

Bootcamp Provider Locations Where Offered Cost on Location (USD) Cost Online (USD) Course Length Number of Reviews Overall Average Rating Job Assistance Job Guarantee
Code Chicago Chicago $2,000 N/A 12 weeks 0 0 No No

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The 60 Best MOOCs on Marketing http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/best-moocs-marketing/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:38:58 +0000 http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/?p=962 Since their debut in 2008, massive open online courses (MOOCs) funded by some of the best sponsoring institutions in the world, including Stanford, Yale, Harvard, and MIT, have led the […]

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Since their debut in 2008, massive open online courses (MOOCs) funded by some of the best sponsoring institutions in the world, including Stanford, Yale, Harvard, and MIT, have led the charge for increasing accessibility to quality education for a fraction of the cost. Due to its movement online, the subject of marketing has become a prime candidate for these institutions to teach via the medium that a substantial portion of today’s marketing reaches us: digital.

We’ve organized the following 60 MOOCs alphabetically and by sponsoring institution, so that online learners can find the course they’re looking for according to institutional names they recognize and trust. If you have any questions about this resource or our organization, please feel free to contact us.


Arizona State University

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 6 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Business Writing, Marketing and Sales, Marketing and Communications
   

California State University, Dominguez Hills

MOOC Platform World Mentoring Academy (WMA)
Course Length Self-Paced
Paid Certificate Offered No
Content Areas Covered International Marketing, Marketing Analysis, Business-to-Consumer Marketing

Cambridge Judge Business School

MOOC Platform Digital Business Academy
Course Length Self-Paced
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Strategy, Marketing Analytics, Marketing Management

Eduonix

MOOC Platform Eduonix
Course Length Self-Paced
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Design Marketing
MOOC Platform Eduonix
Course Length Self-Paced
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered SEO Marketing, Online Marketing, Design Marketing

EIT Digital

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 7 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Management, Strategic Marketing, Brand Marketing

Emory University

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 3 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Research, Marketing Insight, Marketing Measurement Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Research, Marketing Strategy, Predictive Marketing
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 5 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Research, Marketing Insight, Marketing Measurement Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Analytics, Marketing Strategy, Predictive Marketing

ESSEC Business School

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 5 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Analytics, Marketing Strategy, Predictive Marketing

FounderCentric

MOOC Platform Digital Business Academy
Course Length Self-Paced
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Channel Marketing, Social Media Marketing
MOOC Platform Digital Business Academy
Course Length Self-Paced
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Strategy, Marketing Management, Marketing Campaigns

Goethe-Institut

MOOC Platform Leuphana
Course Length 14 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Entrepreneurship, Cultural Marketing, International Marketing

HubSpot

MOOC Platform HubSpot
Course Length Self-Paced
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing, Online Marketing

IE Business School

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Channel Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Marketing Management
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing and Communications, Business-to-Consumer Marketing, Business-to-Business Marketing
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Strategy, Marketing Management, Marketing Campaign
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Integrated Marketing Communications, Advertising, Digital Marketing
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Research, Marketing Analytics, Marketing Psychology

IESE Business School

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Psychology, Marketing Research, Social Marketing

iversity

MOOC Platform iversity
Course Length 6 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Retail Marketing, Shopper Marketing, Design Marketing

Northwestern University

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Management, Strategic Marketing, Brand Marketing
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Relationship Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Viral Marketing
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Social Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Inbound Marketing
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Content Marketing, Advertising, Integrated Marketing Communications

Open2Study

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Analytics, Marketing Strategy, Predictive Marketing

RMIT Universtity

MOOC Platform FutureLearn
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Business-to-Business Marketing

Salford University Business School

MOOC Platform iversity
Course Length 6 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Inbound Marketing

The State University of New York

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Personal Marketing, Brand Marketing, Social Marketing

The Open University

MOOC Platform FutureLearn
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Business-to-Consumer Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Social Marketing

University of California, Davis

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 5 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing, Marketing Management

University of California, Berkeley

MOOC Platform edX
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Analytics, Retail Marketing, Shopper Marketing
MOOC Platform edX
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Analytics, Retail Marketing, Shopper Marketing
MOOC Platform edX
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Analytics, Retail Marketing, Shopper Marketing
MOOC Platform edX
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Analytics, Retail Marketing, Shopper Marketing
MOOC Platform edX
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Analytics, Retail Marketing, Shopper Marketing

University of Edinburgh

MOOC Platform edX
Course Length 6 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing and Communications, Business-to-Consumer Marketing, Business-to-Business Marketing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy

University of Maryland, College Park

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 6 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Cultural Marketing, Content Marketing, International Marketing

University of Pennsylvania

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 5 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Online Marketing, Business-to-Consumer Marketing, Business-to-Business Marketing
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Viral Marketing, Content Marketing, Social Marketing

University of Salford

MOOC Platform Salford
Course Length Self-Paced
Paid Certificate Offered No
Content Areas Covered SEO Marketing, Online Marketing, International Marketing

University of Southampton

MOOC Platform FutureLearn
Course Length 3 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, Insight Marketing, Marketing Research

University of Virginia

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 5 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Marketing Analytics, Predictive Marketing, Social Marketing

UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales)

MOOC Platform OpenLearning
Course Length Self-Paced
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Business-to-Business Marketing, Content Marketing, Online Marketing

Yahoo

MOOC Platform Yahoo
Course Length Self-Paced
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered Digital Marketing, SEO Marketing, Marketing Strategy

Yonsei University

MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 4 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered International Marketing, Marketing Analysis, Marketing Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 3 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered International Marketing, Marketing Analysis, Marketing Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 3 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered International Marketing, Business-to-Business Marketing, Marketing Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 3 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered International Marketing, Business-to-Business Marketing, Marketing Strategy
MOOC Platform Coursera
Course Length 3 weeks
Paid Certificate Offered Yes
Content Areas Covered International Marketing, Business-to-Business Marketing, Sports Marketing

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The Top 20 Online Masters in Communications Degree Programs http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/top-20-online-masters-communications-degree-programs/ Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:36:08 +0000 http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/?p=999 Ever dream of creating engaging media, monitoring campaigns, informing the world, and making a good paycheck? Media and communications managers make an average salary of over $125k nationwide according to […]

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Ever dream of creating engaging media, monitoring campaigns, informing the world, and making a good paycheck? Media and communications managers make an average salary of over $125k nationwide according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and with the recent growth in importance of online content in marketing and engagement efforts, there are more positions in the field than ever. While you can enter into the marketing or media department of an organization and work your way up to management, a number of specialized skills and frameworks can be hard to come by on the job, and a masters in communications degree can fast track your progress towards your goals. As with many degree types, an ever-increasing number of masters in communications degrees may now be completed online and with greater flexibility than ever before. We’ve taken a look at all online masters in communications programs available as of March 2017, and have ranked them according to the following three user-verified and trusted metrics:

Methodology
    Affordability (1/3): the out-of-state tuition per credit hour for programs surveyed.
  • Flexibility (1/3): the number of flexibility-enhancing program components, including the number of concentrations, specializations, and emphases, accelerated course options, and lenient transfer policies.
  • Core Curriculum Areas (1/3): the number of core curriculum areas with coursework offered in the degree, including strategic communication, conflict management, audience research, and courses on new/online media.

1.) Missouri State University

Missouri State University is a public, state university located in Springfield, Missouri. Home to some 26,000 students, the university is the second largest in the state. The university was established in 1906 as a normal school (teacher college) and has been growing ever since. The university offers over 100 majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is reasonably priced (even for a public, state institution) across the boards. As a whole, the university is a regionally ranked institution according to US News, and is also ranked as one of the top 20 public schools in the nation. A wide range of online offerings are also available from the university.

The fully online Master in Communications offered by Missouri State University places as the number one program in this years ranking due to high marks in flexibility-enhancing components as well as full marks in core curriculum ares covered. Accordingly, students in the program are afforded the opportunity to pursue coursework in all four of the subject matter areas surveyed in this ranking: strategic communication, conflict management, audience research, and new/online media. Furthermore, students may specialize their degrees, with eight focus areas (the second most of any program survyed). Focus areas include Conflict and mediation, Family communication, Health communication, Interpersonal communication, Organizational communication, Public relations, Rhetoric and argumentation, or Small group communication. Coursework is a mixture of theory and practice, with “book learning” balanced with opportunities for group learning, internships and practicums. While the many focus areas allow for greater flexibility as to what setting graduates may work in the future, it’s also of note that the program is great preperation for further research, phd programs, or opportunities teaching communications (with several graduated moving on to teach at top universities after finishing their communications degree at MSU).

  • Homepage
  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $568
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: Accelerated and three tracks
  • Core Curriclum Score: 4/4
   

2.) University of Florida

The University of Florida is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant research university with a main campus located in Gainesville, Florida. Home to almost 50,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels, the university is the 8th largest university by student body size in the United States. Classified as a very high research level university, Florida is a great location at which to pursue postgraduate work, and is regularly ranked as one of the top 15 public schools in the nation. The University of Florida’s name also holds clout internationally, with the University recently being assessed as the 90th best university in the world according to research grants procured and faculty output. In recent years the university has expanded dramatically expanded the number of students it can reach with its world class facilities and faculty through the unveiling of a wide range of online degrees. A wide host of online degrees are offered by UF at the graduate and undergraduate level, including a particularly impressive 9 degree specializations in Mass Communication.

The fully online Mass Communication degree offered by the University of Florida ranks highly in all three metrics surveyed for our ranking: flexibility, core curriculum areas, and price point. With 9 specialization areas available in the Mass Communication Masters, there are more ways to tailor the UF degree than any other surveyed. Specialization areas include audience anaytics, digital strategy, global strategic communications, political communications, public interest communications, public relations and communications management, social media, and web design and online communication. Many degree options also equip students with job-ready certifications in technical and widely recognized skillsets. Some icing on the cake, UF’s program comes in at the middle of the pack in terms of out-of-state tuition, making the program a great deal for one of the best in the nation.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $552
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: Two Communications Programs
  • Core Curriclum Score: 4/4

3.) Ohio University

Ohio University is a public research university with a main campus located in Athens, Ohio. Home to some 26,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels, the university has one of the 25 largest residential enrollments of colleges in the United States. Originally charted in 1787, Ohio University is also one of the oldest universities in the United States. Almost 300 total degree types are offered by the university, making it a storied, historical, and practical choice for strong students in many disciplines. In recent years the university has been noted as a prominent high-quality online degree provider as well. Over 5,000 students are currently enrolled in only online courses at the university. Accolades of the university include being a top 100 university in the United States, as well as being noted as one of the top Fulbright Scholar participants in the United States (alongside the likes of UCLA, Boston College, and Princeton University). Other awards are commonly brought home by OU graduates as well, with over 70 prominant award recipients in a number of recent years.

The fully online Masters in organizational communication offered by Ohio University places highly in our ranking due to its very affordable price point, as well as one of the few programs surveyed that offer all core curriculum areas we looked for in our ranking. The degree is also flexible, as it was built from the ground up specifically to serve those already working in some communications field and looking to advance their career with a degree while working. Don’t let the additional flexibility lead you to think the program is lacking in support or academic rigor, however. Courses are designed with plenty of room for interaction with fellow students and instructors through video conferencing, and the degree may be completed in as few as 15 months. A capstone experience affords students a culminative experience with the choice of a comprehensive exam, an applied project, or a master’s thesis. An additional selling point of the program is the price point, coming in at the more affordable of all programs surveyed!

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  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: N/A
  • Core Curriclum Score: 4/4

4.) Concordia University – Saint Paul

Concordia University in Saint Paul is a private university member of the Concordia University System, a ten-member group of universities affiliated with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Home to some 4,000 students, the university is known for liberal arts programming, and has been around since 1893. The University is classified as a regionally ranked university by organizations such as US News. Located in the Twin Cities — a thriving and multifaceted market — students enjoy connections to many opportunities within the region, for research projects, internships, and service learning opportunities. In other news, the University was recently known for considerable tuition cuts for their students and potential students during and in the aftermath of the great recession.

The fully online Master of Arts in Strategic Communications Management offered by Concordia University of Saint Paul ranks highly in all three metrics surveyed for this ranking: affordability, flexibility, and subject matter areas covered by the program. The program is the 5th most affordable of those surveyed for our ranking, with a tuition rate of $575 per credit hour. As a private university offering the full complement of support services this makes the program quite a steal. On the flexibility front, the degree is presented for working adults, and offers accelerated 7 week classes to help students structure course work around their busy home or work lives. Three of four surveyed core subject matter areas were covered in the program, including strategic communications, crisis management, and new media/online communications.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $475
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: Accelerated courses
  • Core Curriclum Score: 3/4

5.) Northeastern University

Northeastern University is a private research university with a main campus located in Boston, Massachusetts. Home to some 25,000 students, the university is regularly ranked as one of the top 50 schools in the nation and is designated a very high research level institution. With a number of top programs particularly in practical disciplines, the university has expanded to offer graduate programming at a number of satellite campuses located in hubs of business and innovation: Silicon Valley, Seattle, Charlotte, and Toronto. Many courses of study at the university are known as being interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial, with undergraduate level “co-ops” in which students work in real world settings expected. In line with this type of hands-on problem solving education, recent years have seen substantial growth in the university’s student-led Venture Accelerateor, a startup incubator.

The fully online Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication program offered by Northeastern University scores highly in two metrics surveyed by our rankings: flexibility and core subject areas covered. The flexibility score for the program is bolstered by a wide range of career-centered concentrations including Social Media, Public Relations, Human Resource Management, Project Management, or Leadership. Professors in the program further augment the practical focus of the program, bringing real world experience to students as practicioners in the field themself. All core subject matter areas surveyed in our ranking were offered in courses within the program, including crisis management, new media communications, strategic communications, and audience research. While the program is on the pricier end of programs surveyed, it’s also a world class education from one of the top ranked schools in the nation. The program also offers a unique benefit to current PR professionals holding an accreditation in public relations, offering a 20% tuition discount and accelerated time until degree.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $646
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: Specializations
  • Core Curriclum Score: 4/4

6.) Bellevue University

Bellevue University is a private not-for-profit university with a main campus located in Bellevue, Nebraska. The university is home to some 10,000+ students, and from its outset has been known as a provider of educational outreach, adult education, and career-centered academic offerings. In line with the Universities focus on practical and adult education, a great deal of the university programming is offered with the choice of taking classes online or in-person, in a cohort-based model or in an accelerated model. In short, the university seeks to provide flexible programming often crucial for adult learners across the range of its academic offerings. BU is a regionally classified school according to US News, and is regionally accredited (the highest form of accreditation) by the Higher Learning Commission.

The fully online Master of Arts in Business and Professional Communication degree offered by Bellevue University ranks highly in all three metrics surveyed: affordability, flexibility, and number of curriculum areas covered. Particularly for a private university, tuition is affordable, and comes in as the 10th most affordable of programs surveyed at $545 per credit hour. Programming for the degree is flexible as well, offering a wide range of practical concentrations including Business, Computer Information Systems, Executive Coaching, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Transnational and Cross-cultural Communication, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Almost 2000 students and formar students have ranked the program 4/5 stars on the program homepage. It’s also noteworthy that the course of study covers all major curriculum areas surveyed: conflict management, strategic communications, new media communications, and audience research methods.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $545
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: Concentrations
  • Core Curriclum Score: 3/4

7.) Lasell College

Lasell College is a private, non-religious college with a main campus located in Newton, Massachusetts. Enrollment at the college is small, with just under 2,000 students. A wide range of offerings are available, however, including undergraduate and graduate offerings in the liberal arts and professional preperation fields. Though small, the college has been recognized as one of the 10 fastest growing in the country, and is well positioned for future growth with a prime location 10 miles from Boston and close to quality public transportation. The school is known for service learning, with over 85% of students participating in some form of service learning. Classes are small, with almost 70% of classes having less than 20 students. The most popular majors include Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, and Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration and Management. Lasell College is regionally accredited, and classified as a regionally ranked university.

The fully online Master in Science in Communication Degree places highly in our ranking due to its high marks in flexibility and core curriculum areas covered. Flexibility-enhancing components include three concentrations including health communications, integrated marketing communications, and public relations. The program is also flexible through the amount of time students may complete it in, ranging from 12-24 months depending on a students availability. Instructional quality is upheld in the program through capping courses at 23 students, to allow one-on-one attention in-person and through online delivery. Of core curriculum surveyed, the program offered courses in 3/4 areas: crisis management, new/online media communications, and strategic communications. The program is the 15th most affordable of programs surveyed, coming in at $600 per credit hour.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $600
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: N/A
  • Core Curriclum Score: 3/4

8.) National University

National University is a private, non-profit university with a main campus located in San Diego, California. Home to some 29,000 students, the university also have campuses through California, one in Nevada, and a large online presence. NU is particularly noted for its focus on vocational skills, as well as on adult students. This adult student focus is particularly evident through their online offerings, in which students can choose from a whopping 1,500 online courses. Degrees are available at the associates through masters levels, as well as teaching certifications. The university has a noted military presence, which comprises 9% of one of the largest student bodies of the United States. Other accolades include being one of the largest producers of teachers in the state of California, one of the largest graduaters of minority students in the United States, and being named one of the best universities to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The fully online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication offered by National University places highly in our ranking due to its affordable price point and coverage of major curriculum areas. Currently priced at $416 per credit hour, National University is the third most affordable program of those surveyed. The program covers three of the four major major curriculum areas, including strategic communication, crisis management, and research of audience. Additional flexibility may be gained in the program through electing to choose any graduate level course with the program (per approval of major faculty members). Additional support services include the third largest digital library in the United States, and an accelerated course format. Servicemembers recieve additional support as well as a tuition break.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $416
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: N/A
  • Core Curriclum Score: 3/4

9.) Quincy University

Quincy University is a private Catholic, liberal arts university located in Quincy, Illinois. 1,100 students call QU home. Built in the Franciscan tradition, the school has been a practicioner of service learning since it’s inception in 1860. Academic offerings are primarily available at the undergraduate level with several exceptions including a Masters in Theology program, a Masters in Business Administration program, and a Master of Science in Education program. The University is known for its focus on education, instead of research, with an average class size of 15 students and a student/faculty ratio of 14 to 1. 70% of faculty at QU hold terminal degrees in their fields. QU is regionall accredited, as well as classified as a regionally ranked university by US News.

The fully online Master of Arts in Communication degree offered by Quincy University recieved top marks in our ranking due to its affordable price point and coverage of key curriculum areas. At $460 per credit hour, the university’s program is the fourth most affordable of those surveyed. Three of four core curriculum areas surveyed are covered in the degree plan, including Strategic Communication, New/Online Media, and Crisis Management. The overall focus of the program is to advance proficiency in writing as applied across media platforms, “leading to fluency in verbal, visual, and digital storytelling.” The degree offers courses in traditional 16-week increments, and may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $460
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: N/A
  • Core Curriclum Score: 3/4

10.) Washington State University

Washington State University is a public research and land-grant University with a main campus located in Pullman, Washington. The University is the second largest in the state with almost 30,000 students systemwide. Over 200 fields of study are available at the bachelors through doctoral levels, including all major fields typically represented at large research institutions. Ranked as one of the 70 best public universities in the nation, WSU undergraduate business, international business, undergraduate engineering, and vetirenary programs are particularly well ranked. With $100’s of millions of dollars in research funding annually, the unviersity is annually in the 50 most research intensive universities in the United States. This amounts to many opportunities for students (even at the undergraduate level) to become involved with professor research.

The fully online Masters in Strategic Communication offered by Washington State University ranks highly among surveyed schools due to its affordable price point as well as its coverage of key curriculum areas. At $509 per credit hour, the university is the 9th most affordable of programs surveyed for out-of-state tuition. If you’re lucky enough to live in state, this price drops even more, making the program a steal from a top research university. Core curriculum areas covered by the degree include three of four surveyed: crisis management, new/online media communications, and strategic communication. A further selling point is the how up-to-date the degree is, teaching a host of modern platforms, softwares, and multimedia tools. By the end of the program, students have created a host of professional grade and peer-reviewed multimedia deliverables that may be stored online in a portfolio. Accolades of the program include being named one of the 25 best communications programs in the nation by the National Research Council.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $509
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: N/A
  • Core Curriclum Score: 3/4

11.) American University

American University is a private research university located in Washington, D.C. Home to some 13,000 students, the University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, though courses are secular. The University is known for a particularly politically active student body, as well as top notch academics and research. In line with its location and the political nature of the student body, the school has the largest school of international service in the nation. Other top ranked programs include the school of communication, international relations, and public affairs. In line with the many top ranked programs that may prepare students for non-profit or civil service work, the University has been noted as one of the ten top producers of future foreign policy workers in the United States. Another notable aspect of the University is it’s commitment to sustainability. Many LEED certified buildings, sustianable energy, and lack of waste led the university to be ranked #2 on the Sierra Club’s “Greenest Colleges in the US” in 2014.

The fully online Master of Arts in Strategic Commuication from American University is highly ranked due to its extremely flexible nature as well as its coverage of all core curriculum areas surveyed. The flexible nature of the degree may be seen from the range of specializations offered by this top ranked communications department. Concentrations may be used by students to tailor their degree to their unique interests and goals. For the strategic Communications degree, concentrations are available in advocacy and social impact, digital strategies and analytics, corporate communication and reputation management, and public diplomacy and global affairs. A second communications degree offers some online courses, and is centered around political communications. Even for online students, the number of D.C. connections the program may confer is a great boon for a budding communications professional. That coupled with a top department serving up classes in all of the core curriculum areas we surveyed makes for a great opportunity for ambitious communications professionals.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $1579
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: Concentrations
  • Core Curriclum Score: 4/4

12.) Regent University

Regent University is a private Christian research university with a main campus located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Home to some 8,000 students in-person and via distance learning, the university offers degrees at the associates through doctoral level. Originally founded as the Christian Broadcasting Network University, the school has historically been known as “the Harvard of the Christian Right.” Accordingly, recent surveys have ranked the school as having the 10th best faculty of schools in the nation, and as having the 2nd most conservative students in the nation. Among online providers, Regent shows out even more, ranked as the 11th best undergraduate online provider in the nation by US News, and with the best online MBA faculty in the nation. The univerity is also known as a particularly military friendly school, as well as having a quality financial aid system.

The M.A. in Strategic Communication offered fully online by Regent University places highly in our rankings due to solid rankings in all three categories, and particularly for coverage of all core curriculum areas surveyed. While the degree is open to those of all backgrounds and faiths, it’s particularly noted for its focus on providing Christian leaders with an enhanced ability to share their message and effectively impact attitudes and beliefs. The approved degree plan requires 33 credit hours for completion, including courses in crisis management, new/online media, strategic communication, and audience research. A capstone project is required, and students may choose between a thesis option and a directed project. While tuition is slightly pricier than some schools in our ranking, for one of the better private schools surveyed, still worth the plunge. Tuition per credit hour is currently set at $685 per credit hour.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $685
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: N/A
  • Core Curriclum Score: 4/4

13.) Purdue University

Purdue University is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant, research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. The West Lafayette campus is the flagship campus of the Purdue University system and is home to some 40,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Over 270 programs of study are available on campus, on what is the largest student body campus in Indiana as well as the largest international student body in the United States. Purdue is known for both undergraduate teaching as well as graduate-level research. Routinely ranked among the best schools in the nation for undergraduate teaching, the University prides itself on fostering individual achievement. To this point, an amazing 23 graduates have become astronauts, multiple Nobel Prize-winning graduates in physics and chemistry, three recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and many notable alumni in business and government. The university is also noted for its commitment to high quality affordable education, and has held its tuition flat instead of increasing it for the last few calendar years.

The fully online online Master of Science in Communication offered by Purdue University ranks highly due to good rankings across the board, and particularly among core curriculum areas covered. Core curriculum areas covered in the degree include crisis management, new/online media, strategic communications, and audience research. As with many universities with strong and accomplished alumni networks, Purdue’s communications program prides itself on connections students may make with organizations such as UNICEF, United Way, NCAA, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Time Warner Cable News, and John Deere among others. While slightly pricier than other options in our ranking, tuition per credit hour is reasonable at Purdue, one of the highest quality schools in our ranking. Tuition per credit hour is currently set at $731.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $731
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: N/A
  • Core Curriclum Score: 4/4

14.) University of Alabama

The University of Alabama is a public, sea-grant, space-grant research university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The University was one of the first established on the –then– western frontier of the United States, and has had a large cultural influence on the region since its inception in 1820. Home to almost 40,000 students, the university is routinelly ranked as one of the 50 best public universities in the Nation, with particularly noted schools in law, business, nursing, and engineering. Also noteworthy is the University’s football team, one of the winningest in the history of college football, including recent national championships in 2015, 2012, 2011, and 2009. Bama by Distance, Alabama’s online offering branch provides a wide range of online offerings at the bachelors through doctoral levels with 47 fully online degrees at the present.

The fully online Master of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in leadership studies offered by University of Alabama ranks highly due to solid ranks in all three categories, and particularly affordability. Currently costing $367 per credit hour, this communications degree from a top school is definitely a steal. The program of study consists of 30 hours of study total, which may be completed in under two years by taking two courses at once. A capstone project is required and centers around the submission of a portfolio of communications work developed in conjunction with courses or an internship/work experience. Requirements for admission include a GRE or MAT score less than five years old and above 300 or 50th percentile, respectively. Also, an undergraduate GPA above 3.0 is required for admittance.

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  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: N/A
  • Core Curriclum Score: 2/4

15.) University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln is a public, flagship, land-grant, and research university located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Home to some 25,000 students, the university is the oldest and largest in the University of Nebraska system. Over 150 courses of study are available at the university. The university has also long supported distane learning — particularly to support the education of those in rural areas through the mid and mountain west regions. Today online courses may be taken through this preeminent state university in a wide range of fields from the bachelors through doctoral levels. The largest share of online degrees, 46 in total, are available at the masters and doctoral levels. UNL’s online education programs are particularly highly regarded.

The fully online Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication degree offered by the University of Nebraska ranks highly due to its flexibility and coverage of key curriculum areas. A number of specializations add to the degrees flexibility, including integrated media studies, media studies, and professional journalism. The three specializations focus on rapidly adapting media types for advertising and PR, the study of media in a scholarly context, and journalism, respectively. A thesis and non-thesis option are available, though may be dictated by what specialization students pursue. In additional to the regional accreditation of the larger university, the degree is also accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism & Mass Communications, the highest subject-specific form of accreditation for Communications degrees.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $990
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: Specializations
  • Core Curriclum Score: 3/4

16.) Liberty University

Liberty University is a private, Christian, nonprofit, research University with a main campus located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Affiliated with the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia, the University is the second great choice for students wanting to study in a Christian atmosphere in our list. LU is home to some 15,000+ students on campus, but combined with online learning is regularly hailed as the “largest Christian university in the world.” Over 100,000 students study online at Liberty University, which is particularly noted for programming for adult learners and servicemember support services. Accolades of the university include being a regionally ranked university, a top university for military servicemembers, one of the most conservative universities in America, and having ranked programs in business, criminal justice, and nursing.

The fully online Master of Arts in Communications offered by Liberty University ranks highly due to flexibility and affordability. With the cost per credit hour set at $565, the program is the 16th most affordable surveyed. As a private university, however, this is quite a good rate, and one that lowers even further for servicemembers and their family. Flexibility-granting components of the program include a generous transfer policy (up to 1/4th of the degree may be transferred in) as well as the ability to accelerate time until degree through intensives and life experience credits. This is a great way for those with experience in a given field to work their way through masters programming quickly. The program is both geared towards those seeking to pursue professional communications roles or head into research in the field.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $565
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: Can Accelerate Degree
  • Core Curriclum Score: 1/4

17.) South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University is a public land-grant, sun-grant, space-grant research university with a main campus located in Brookings, South Dakota. The university is the state’s largest, with 12,000 students. Focus areas for the university include agriculture, engineering, nursing, and pharmacy, as well as the liberal arts. The university is classified as a very high research level university, particularly in math and applied sciences. 21 degree programs are available fully online, ranging from an associates degree to a large number of specialized masters programs. While tuition is generally affordable — even for out-of-state students — students from other great plains states can save even more at this well established research university. The student-faculty ratio at the university is low for a large university at 17:1, with over 30% of courses — particularly at the graduate level — consisting of less than 20 students.

The fully online Master of Mass Communication offered by South Dakota State University ranks highly due to the program’s affordability and flexibility. At $565 per credit hour, the program is the 12th most affordable of those surveyed. Course work for the degree is practical and skill based, with plenty of one-on-one attention from professors due to an average class size of only 15 students. Eight-week sessions allow students to pursue courses in shorter bursts if needed to balance work, school, and life responsibilities. By taking two courses at a time and one during each summer, student may graduate in two years time. New media and related tools are central to the program’s focus, making the program a great place for those potentially already in the field who would like to make sure their skills are up to date.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $565
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: Accelerated Courses
  • Core Curriclum Score: 1/4

18.) Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, non-profit and non-sectarian university with a main campus located between Manchester and Hooksett, New Hampshire. Home to close to 3,000 students on campus, the university is largely known for its innovative online delivery, where over 60,000 students attend. As one would assume due to the size of the student body, a wide range of program types may be taken online, from the associates through doctoral levels. Innovative undergraduate offerings include accelerated 3-years honors degrees in business, criminal justice, and writing. Through the College Unbound program, students may obtain credit through apprenticeships, project learning, and group exercises, and accelerate their degree by spending some time online and some time in-person. The university is regularly regaled as potentially the most innovative university in America by the likes of Fast Company and US News. In line with SNHU’s dedication to doing things their own way, they have been carbon neutral since 2007 (the earliest university in their state to become so), and are regularly listed as one of the best universities to work for in America.

The fully online Master of Arts in Communication offered by Southern New Hampshire University ranks highly due to its flexibility and affordability. Flexibility-enhancing components of the program include the ability for students to pursue three concentrations: health communication, new media & marketing, and public relations. Furthermore, time until degree may be accelerated for students who push through multiple 10-week classes at once. This enables students to graduate in as few as 15 months. A further flexibility-enhancing program element is the ability to apply without taking the GRE or GMAT. As the 18th most affordable program of those surveyed, Southern New Hampshire University ranks well in affordability for a private university.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $627
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: Concentrations
  • Core Curriclum Score: 1/4

19.) Stevenson University

Stevenson University is a private coeducational university located in the Greenspring Area of Baltimore County, Maryland. Historically a two-year college, Stevenson University expanded in 2007 to attain the university status, opening up new colleges of business and leadership, and design. A new school of education is also slated to open in the coming years. The university operates according to a unique career-centered angle called “career architecture.” Career architecture involves a liberal arts core curriculum paired with a career emphasis. Throughout their schooling, students develop practical skills, resumes, get hands-on practice, and have a number of opportunities for interviews, internships, or apprenticeships. The university is currently home to over 4,000 students, including several hundred non-traditional adult learners.

The fully online Masters in Communication Studies is offered through Stevenson University’s graduate and professional studies school. The program places in our ranking due to strong showings in the core curriculum covered and affordable price point. Currently three of four core curriculum areas surveyed are available through the Stevenson University program, including crisis management, Strategic Communications, and audience research. Students may select between a capstone project and a thesis. The following aspects of communication are taught and may be integrated into the culiminating project or thesis: Interpersonal, Intercultural, Organizational, Nonverbal, Conflict Resolution, Small Group, Rhetorical and Speech. All department faculty members have terminal degrees in their field. The current tuition per credit hour for the program is $670, quite affordable for a graduate level program at a private university.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $670
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: N/A
  • Core Curriclum Score: 3/4

20.) Park University

Park University is a private university with a flagship campus located in Parkville, Missouri. The university, founded in 1875, has around 1,600 students who attend the main campus, however there are satallite campuses and online programming options which swell the student body to 23,000 students. PU has been noted as one of the most affordable private schools in the nation. The university has also recieved extensive recognition for its ability to support and cater to the needs of both adult non-traditional students and servicemember students. To this aim, many of the satalitte campuses of PU are located near military bases throughout the nation. A military degree completion program was initially established as far back as 1972, and grew when the university was an early adopter of online education in 1996. Park University is regionally accredited — the highest form of accreditation — across all 40 of its campuses as well as online.

The fully online Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership offered by Park University places in our ranking due to its strong scores in affordability and core curriculum areas covered. As previously mentioned, Park U as a whole is known for being one of the most affordable private schools in the nation. In our ranking, the school rates as the 9th most affordable program of those surveyed, both public and private. Flexibility-enhancing components of the program include the ability to take courses as needed in-person and online, as well as a variety of term lengths even for the same course. While attending in-person is often much more of a stretch for universities with one or fewer locations, Park University is located across the nation, making it easier to become a hybrid student if needed. Other noteworthy components of the program include the strong international student base, as well as small classes that aid in the providing of one-on-one attention.

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  • Estimated Tuition Per Credit Hour: $535
  • Flexibility-Enhanding Components: N/A
  • Core Curriclum Score: 2/4

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Q: You’re a highly talented writer and skilled speaker, which are essential skills for digital marketers and online learners. Where did you learn to write so well, and how much of what you know about marketing communication is learned through experience (the best teacher), self-taught (the second-best teacher, especially when it comes to online learning), or more formal education (which is full of great teachers)?

Answer:

I always liked writing, but I really was never good at it. In high school, I would get C’s in English but it was weird. When I wrote an essay for a friend who went to a different school, she got an A. Regardless, some people told me my writing sucked so I stopped for a long time. Then around half a decade or more ago, I started reading Copyblogger.

After reading Copyblogger, I tried writing copy for some of the startups I worked with. It did decently and brought in new business. But I felt I wasn’t good enough to write for myself. So I figured I needed to better improve my writing style. Then after I broke my ankle in 2012 and had a lot of time at home to myself, I practiced writing on Facebook to my network of friends. I started to get around 10 likes a post and comments about how people didn’t realize these stories about my life happened to me. But my writing was still a bit convoluted at the time and it wasn’t as clear as it could be.

So what I did is I took some of my favorite authors, like Malcolm Gladwell and James Altucher, and wrote their books and articles down word for word. This subconsciously helped me figure out their writing styles and why they wrote certain words at certain points in a sentence. On top of that, I started to write how I talked, so my message wouldn’t be bogged down with internal thoughts that wouldn’t make it into a live conversation with a close friend.

After I did this, when I went back to write my own content, it improved significantly. It was easier to read because it was written at a lower grade level, which could be understood globally, even in non native English speaking communities. This helped propel my content to be read over 2 million times within the first six months, and 10 million times within 1.5 years.

I took a few writing classes in college along the way, but the majority of what I learned was self-taught and through experience.

Q: You’re also a personal branding expert with a lot of excellent advice about brand personalization, as well as an inspiring personal story that many tend to think of as a “rags to riches” tale about the fulfillment of the American Dream. How can digital marketers and lifelong learners personalize their online educations in a way that can make their story stand out like yours?

   

Answer:

No one cares what you do until they know who you are first. When I used to do sales, this was the process:

Step 1: Meet and Greet (Hi, it’s a pleasure to meet you! My name is Leonard, and you are?) Step 2. Sell Yourself (Asking questions to find common ground) Step 3. Sell Your Company (Features, Functions, Benefits) Step 4. Qualify (Find budget, etc.) And so forth.

When you have in person conversations with someone, it’s pretty easy to sell yourself. You can ask someone questions like what they do for fun, if they have a family, what their favorite travel destinations are, if they went on a vacation recently and so forth. All these questions help you figure out how you can find a moment where you say ‘me too!’ and start a conversation based off of something you mutually enjoy.

The problem with being online is that you can’t ask people these questions. I mean you could, but you wouldn’t be able to see a response in a video or an article. So what you need to do instead is highlight your interests and hobbies so when other people see you speak about these traits, they can say ‘me too!’ in their head.

That instantaneous connection only happens when you present who you are first. The best way to do this is to create your own personal story.

But how much of your story should you tell?

If you are rummaging through your story and you find something that scares you, you should use that fear as an indicator that you are onto something great. So many people are scared to talk about what they are scared of, for fear of being judged or looked down upon. But these fears are what you talk about when you meet a friend and ask them for sincere advice. And they usually respond back with a similar story of what they experienced themselves. And when you are finished with the conversation, the bond between you two more often than not becomes closer, because you two feel like you can trust each other.

The same thing happens online, but at a much larger scale. When you share what you are scared to talk about, that vulnerability and authenticity gives you the ability to make an instant connection with your audience.

Q: Our State of Marketing Education found that online marketing is becoming more contentious, largely due to the prevalence of Donald Trump and political conversations on almost all channels over the past two years, which have taught us, to quote the article, “that saying something contentious gets attention, and that making a bold statement — whether it be in reference to current affairs, pop culture, or fellow competitors– while also taking a big risk, can result in a huge reward, even in a brand name is attached to the perceived winner.” How can online learners or digital marketers enter this contentious scene and learn to harness it to their benefit?

Answer:

To be contentious, you need to be bold. You will get backlash. You will get personal attacks. And you will not be liked for your statement.

The numbers aren’t exact, but chances are, 50 percent of the people you encounter will feel strongly in favor of what you are saying, while 50 percent of the people you encounter will feel strongly against what you are saying. When you alienate one audience, you make the other audience stronger. So what happens is you get loyal followers to your marketing message, while at the same time, people who absolutely hate it.

The first thing you need to do is realize that when you make a decision to do contentious marketing, you can’t back down from it. You have to go all in.

The second thing you need to do is be as strategic as possible. Think through the campaign from front to end. Is what you are saying going to offend your target market? What benefits will you gain? How will the message be communicated in the mainstream media?

The third thing you need to do is come up with multiple concepts of the same message.

Once you have these, you will be able to run them by your peers and people outside of your industry to see how they react to the content. Most importantly, you need to get some samples of reactions from the other side. If you aren’t getting enough of a positive reaction, and tend to be getting more of the wrong reaction from the other side where they can use the message against you, then chances are, the campaign will backfire.

After you find the campaign that touches the right emotions on your target audience, then launch it. But be prepared to take your personal emotions out of the campaign, because there will be messages from all angles, both in favor and against what you are communicating. And your job after the campaign is launched is to amplify your message, not to enter into a battle against what others are saying. So ignore the hate and amplify your contentious message even further.

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What Do Colors Tell Us About an Industry? [Infographic and Interview] http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/colors-tell-us-industry-infographic-interview/ Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:56:32 +0000 http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/?p=948 We’ve published an infographic and a ranking about neuromarketing before, but we’d never seen what first appeared to be a combination infographic and ranking like this one. That was until […]

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We’ve published an infographic and a ranking about neuromarketing before, but we’d never seen what first appeared to be a combination infographic and ranking like this one.

That was until Builtvisible’s Edna Oliveros cued us to the fact that it wasn’t a ranking, but more of a spectrum, along which fall some of the most popular brand colors used by the World’s Biggest Public Companies. Thanks to market- and industry-specific research from experts at Towergate Insurance, we are now able to see brand color distributions across the logos of some of the top 20 brands from 26 global industries: that’s an analysis of 520 company logos! Enthralled by what this may tell us about the emotional response certain industries want from their consumers, we sat across the screen from Edna and asked her a couple questions about the big takeaways her infographic might lend us as students of marketing. Check out the infographic first and then our interview below for our Q&A.

Infographic from Towergate Insurance

Interview

BMD: Who were you hoping to reach most with Colour in Branding?

EO: We want to reach people from the marketing industry in general with an interest in neuromarketing and marketing science. Also, we would like to bring this knowledge to people who actively work in creative pieces, so they can develop better concepts.

BMD: What is the main takeaway you’d want online marketing educators and learners to have from this infographic specifically, and Builtvisible more generally?

EO: As mentioned previously, we would like people to identify tendencies and understand the marketing logic of different industries. This research and marketing exercise considers each industry and highlights some coincidences that hopefully will guide designers, marketers and business owners to develop better logos according with their sectors.

BMD: Could you offer any explanation as to why certain industries show more or less brand color differentiation than others in order to rank among the Top 20? For instance, industries like Specialized Chemicals, Home Improvement, and Broadcasting and Cable seem to have more color differentiation in branding than say, Restaurants, Apparel and Accessories, or Banking. Could such differentiation have anything to do with the perceived complexity of the products being marketed within each industry? Or perhaps it’s just the newness or oldness of the industry, with old timer businesses in the industry having had their pick of primary colors early on, while newcomer businesses are forced to differentiate themselves, dichromatically or otherwise, later on? Or perhaps the explanation is more psychological since a lot of roads tend to lead back to neuromarketing?

EO: It depends on all factors. As the infographic explains, if you look at the food and beverage sectors, their logos are more visible and show more energy. These companies interact daily with people. However, banks and airlines should be reliable and offer confidence to its clients. These qualities are represented in the blue colour. We are not 100% sure if this tendency is balanced and applies to all companies, but that is what the chart evidences.

However, a brand logo depends of the owners of each company because they are the ones who decide what they really want to communicate.

Thanks for the infographic and interview, Edna!

If you have any additional questions for BestMarketingDegrees.org or Edna, drop us a line at j.r.jacksonian@gmail.com

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The 50 Best Scholarships for Marketing Students http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/50-best-scholarships-marketing-students/ Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:34:34 +0000 http://www.bestmarketingdegrees.org/?p=944 In 2016, marketers made 3.8% more than they did in 2015—an increase which follows a general hike in marketing budgets across the board last year. As job opportunities expand to […]

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In 2016, marketers made 3.8% more than they did in 2015—an increase which follows a general hike in marketing budgets across the board last year. As job opportunities expand to meet demand for more marketers to fill positions in better-funded marketing departments, so too does the number of educational opportunities that are designed to help marketers reach their career goals. And as these educational opportunities expand, funding opportunities designed to help marketers meet their educational goals has also become increasingly important.

Scholarships can mean the difference between getting paid to earn an education and paying for it on down the line. They can mean the difference between feeling a sense of consumer confidence, or a sense of buyer’s regret. But best of all, they can mean a chance at debt free graduation.

Using the scholarship database, Unigo to help us curate scholarships that are tailor-made for marketers who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in marketing today, we’ve assembled a list of the 50 Best Scholarships for Marketers in 2017 so that we can help our learners come as close as possible to debt-free graduation. We’ve separated our list into 5 lists:

  • (1) Scholarships suited for learners pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing
  • (2) Scholarships suited for learners pursuing a master’s or MBA in marketing
  • (3) Scholarships suited for learners pursuing EITHER a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in marketing
  • (4) Scholarships suited for learners who are women, minorities, or people with disabilities who are pursuing a degree in marketing
  • (5) Scholarships that are different but relevant to students pursuing a degree in marketing.

All scholarships on these lists are prioritized according to the dates their applications are due by, with scholarship applications that are due sooner appearing before those that are due later.

If you have any questions regarding this list, our methodology, or organization more generally, please contact us.

For Bachelor’s in Marketing

Marketing EDGE Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Participants in at least one Marketing EDGE program, have minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher, have demonstrated interest in Marketing, and pursuing a related major
    • Amount: $1,000-$7,000
    • Date to Apply by: anytime; rolling submission opens in February, scholarship awarded in December

Thomas G. Labreque Smart Start Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Residents of New York who are interested in majoring in Business and Marketing
    • Amount: Full tuition and stipend
    • Date to Apply by: February 8th

James A. Turner, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Full-time students, in pursuit of four-year degree in business, have employment at and intend to seek a managerial career in welding store operations or distributorship
    • Amount: $3,500
    • Date to Apply by: February 15th

Knoxville Business Association Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Resident of Knox County, TN who is graduating from public or private high school in Knox County, pursuing business-related degree, enrolled full-time at UT-Knoxville, have demonstrated financial need
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Date to Apply by: February 15

Harry A. Finkelman Scholarship Fund

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: High school senior in Madison, Middleton, or Monroe Ohio, 3.0 GPA, plan to major in business with preference given to real estate
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Date to Apply by: February 15th

Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Permanent residents or university students in Kansas or Missouri, enrolled in or plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate course of study towards bachelor’s degree, GPA of 3.30 or higher, ACT of 24 or higher, or SAT of 1680 or higher
    • Amount: $3,000
    • Date to Apply by: February 29th

Chicago Roofing Contractors Association

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: High school seniors, accepted for full-time enrollment at four-year accredited college or university, US citizen residing in Cook County, Illinois and neighboring counties, ACT of 29 or higher
    • Amount: $4,000
    • Date to Apply by: March 3

Harry and Joyce Wachter Business Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Residents from Osprey to Boca Raton, Florida, enrolled at a college or university, pursuing studies in a field of business administration, GPA of 2.50 or higher, have demonstrated financial need, US citizen
    • Amount: $1,850
    • Date to Apply by: March 6

Cecile Meyer Frampton/Cornhusker Bank Scholarship for Lincoln Northeast High School

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: High school seniors at Lincoln Northeast High School, plan to attend college in Nebraska, interest in business, participate in extracurricular activities, GPA of 2.50 or higher, have demonstrated financial need
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: March 15

George A. Frampton/Cornhusker Bank Lincoln High School Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: High school seniors at Lincoln High School, plan to attend college in Nebraska, interest in business, participate in extracurricular activities, 2.50 GPA or higher, have demonstrated financial need
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: March 15

Gene Shay Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: US citizen, graduating from any high school in Yuma County, planning to major in business or related field at an Arizona university
    • Amount: $750
    • Date to Apply by: March 27

National Society of High School Scholars Foundation Business, Economics, and Public Policy Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: GPA of 3.0 or higher, pursuing degree in or closely related to Business/Business Administration, Finance/Economics, Public Policy
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: April 1

SLS Consulting Scholarship Application Form

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: US citizens with high school diploma from 2014-2015 school year, current students at four-year accredited college or university, current students at two-year institution with intent to transfer to four-year college or university, pursuing degree in marketing, business administration, writing, design, or computer science, GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Amount: $500
    • Date to Apply by: April 15

TableLegsOnline Future Entrepreneurs of American Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: graduating high school seniors, accepted to accredited US college or university, seeking business-related degree, US resident or hold a valid US student visa, GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Amount: $500
    • Date to Apply by: May 1

American Advertising Federation of New Mexico Pam Schneider Memorial Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: New Mexico residents, enrolled full-time as a junior or senior in New Mexico four-year nonprofit or public educational institution, pursuing degree in business with a marketing emphasis, journalism with an advertising emphasis, strategic communications, advertising and marketing, graphic design, fine art, photography, or illustration with focus on advertising or public relations, GPA of 3.0 or higher, have only one semester left to complete degree
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Date to Apply by: June 9

10x Digital Marketing Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: High school seniors, college undergraduates, want to pursue major in a field related to digital marketing, must be enrolled in at least 10 credit hours
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: June 30

The Yellow Pages United Mark Smith Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: US citizens, want to pursue major in marketing, graphic design, or related majors, enrolled full-time at accredited college or university in the United States, GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Amount: $2,000
    • Date to Apply by: July 29

For Master’s or MBA in Marketing

Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: full-time MBA graduate students, GPA of 3.25 or higher
    • Amount: $2,000
    • Date to Apply by: February 10th

GMAT Tutor Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: any student pursuing an MBA at 1 of 15 sponsoring business schools
    • Amount: $25,000
    • Date to Apply by: April 25

Tutor the People Pre-MBA Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: undergraduate students in business, intent to pursue an MBA
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: May 15

MBA Scholarships Essay Contest

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Legal US residents 18 years or older, currently enrolled in a masters business program by 08/31/2018; EducationDynamics employees, officers, directors, agents and their relatives are not eligible
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: May 31

For Either Bachelor’s or Master’s in Marketing

Reading-Berks Association of Realtors Scholarship Fund

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: High school seniors located in Berks County or Reading, Pennsylvania, continuing education in a business program
    • Amount: $500
    • Date to Apply by: March 15

AfterCollege Business Student Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Students enrolled and working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MS, PhD) in any field of business, 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Amount: $500
    • Date to Apply by: March 31

AfterCollege Sales & Marketing Student Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Students enrolled and working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree, interested in a future career in sales or marketing, 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Amount: $500
    • Date to Apply by: March 31

Directive Consulting Search to Learn Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: high school senior or college student, active .edu email address, and expressed interest in Digital Marketing
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: May 14

BuyerSynthesis Marketing Research Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: high school senior or college undergraduate pursuing four-year or advanced degree, pursuing career in marketing, marketing research, business, economics, or social sciences, US resident
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: May 15

Public Relations Student Society Gary Yoshimura Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: members of the Public Relations Student Society, pursuing higher education in public relations, GPA of 3.0 or higher, have demonstrated financial need
    • Amount: $2,400
    • Date to Apply by: May 26

ProjectManager.com Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Permanent US residents 18 years or older, enrolled in a two-, four-, or graduate program, proof of enrollment
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: June 1

Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship Program

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Secured enrollment at recognized institution of higher learning in the UK or US, have demonstrated entrepreneurial attitude and leadership, have demonstrated financial need
    • Amount: $750
    • Date to Apply by: August 25

Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Any and all students studying in the fields of business, marketing, computer science, communications, or IT
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: December 20

For Women, Minorities, and People with Disabilities in Marketing

Louis F. Cox Memorial – AK Steel African American Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: African American, high school senior in Butler and Warren Ohio area, attend accredited US college or university
    • Amount: $5,000
    • Date to Apply by: February 15th

Business Plan Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited American college, university or trade school; documented disability
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: April 1

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: California college sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled at four-year colleges and universities, major in accounting, political science, public policy, business administration or related fields, Asian heritage (at least 50%), GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated financial need
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Date to Apply by: April 3

CREW Network Foundation Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: women pursuing university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate
    • Amount: $5,000
    • Date to Apply by: April 30

National Association for Women in Construction Margaret Powell Scholarsip

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: US women residing in Lake, Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties of Florida, attending accredited Florida institution of higher learning, enrolled in course of study related to the construction industry, demonstrated financial need
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: May 6

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Women, US citizens, enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited university, pursuing degree in public relations, communication, media studies, marketing, or journalism, have desire to work in entertainment or sport industries, have demonstrated financial need
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: June 15

Women in Marketing Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Women, GPA of 3.0 or higher, want to pursue major in communications or career in marketing and advertising
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: July 1

Different but Relevant to Marketing

Parlin Law Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: US citizens, between 17 and 50 years of age, full or part-time college student, valid email address
    • Amount: $500
    • Date to Apply by: anytime; rolling submission, biannual acceptance

Government Finance and Professional Development Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: US or Canadian citizens, part-time graduate students, have two years employment by one or more state or local governments, have employer and advisor recommendations, haven’t ever won GFOA scholarship
    • Amount: $9,000
    • Date to Apply by: February 10th

BBB Northwest Students of Integrity Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: high school juniors and seniors residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, or western Wyoming
    • Amount: $10,000
    • Date to Apply by: February 13th

Bob Edge Scholarship Fund

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: US citizen, employed real estate professional in good standing, three years experience in commercial real estate, Dallas-Ft. Worth area preferred
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: February 15th

ZipRecruiter Scholarship Challenge

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: College or university student, 2.5 GPA, authorized to work in United States, creative cover letter
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: February 25th

Clay County Bar Association Scholarship Program

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: graduating high school seniors who are residents of Clay County, Florida and plan to pursue a career in law or business.
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: March 1

Sylvan Landau Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Graduating seniors in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, or Denton counties in Texas, GPA of 2.75 or higher, SAT of 1500 or higher, ACT of 22 or higher, US citizens
    • Amount: $5,000
    • Date to Apply by: April 1

George L. Patt Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: US veterans, Illinois residents, pursuing undergraduate or continuing education in field of real estate
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: April 1

Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: US citizens who are both permanent residents and Missouri residents, undergraduate students enrolled full-time at participating Missouri schools, expected family contribution of $12,000 or less, filed FAFSA
    • Amount: $4,600
    • Date to Apply by: April 1

CARiD Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: students between 16 and 20 years old, enrolled in college or university for upcoming semester, not a CARiD employee or related to CARiD employee
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: April 30

Joe Perdue Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: US and international undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors currently attending accredited four-year college or university, pursuing managerial careers in private club industry, and GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Amount: $1,800
    • Date to Apply by: May 1

Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s Scholarship

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Any and all students who submit a business plan
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Date to Apply by: May 31

The Tremblant Sunstrat Annual $500 Scholarship Contest

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Any and all students who submit an essay that most successfully markets the travel destination of Mont Tremblant
    • Amount: $500
    • Date to Apply by: July 29

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

  • Description
    • Who is eligible: Any and all current students at accredited US colleges or universities with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Date to Apply by: August 31

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