Master of Science in

Marketing

CUTTING-EDGE MARKETING

A cutting-edge graduate marketing program designed to provide knowledge in all aspects of the field, Golden Gate University's Master of Science in Marketing program comprises courses taught by leading professors and practitioners. Offered in-person or online, the program integrates theoretical and practical knowledge that prepares students for a professional marketing environment.

Students in the Master of Science in Marketing program gain the skills necessary to manage a broad range of marketing challenges — from marketing strategy to digital marketing communications — through a variety of media channels, including the latest in social media platforms.

The degree is designed and taught by practicing marketing professionals with extensive industry experience. Career and networking opportunities are available through internships and the student chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Graduates will be equipped to design and execute a professional marketing plan, position a brand, create a budget, and conduct market research in a range of organizations including for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, or marketing and advertising agencies.

MS in Marketing alumni are successful marketing professionals working in sectors ranging from health care to financial services to technology, with both business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies, in both the traditional and digital worlds.

Ways to Learn

Online
San Francisco
Hybrid

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TOTAL UNITS — 39

FOUNDATION PROGRAM — 9 UNITS

BUS 202
Fundamentals of Business
BUS 203
Professional Skills for Business
MATH 240
Data Analysis for Managers

ADVANCED PROGRAM — 30 UNITS

CORE COURSES — 18 UNITS
MKT 300
Marketing Management
MKT 305
Integrated Marketing Communications
MKT 336
Marketing Research
MKT 338
Consumer Behavior
MKT 337
Marketing Strategy & Planning (capstone, must be taken in the last 9 units of the program)
MKT 352
Digital Marketing & eCommerce

CONCENTRATIONS — 12 UNITS

Choose one of three concentrations

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CONCENTRATIONS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

FOR ADMISSION TO THE MS MARKETING PROGRAM YOU MUST:

  • Hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US institution or the equivalent from a recognized foreign (outside the US) institution;
  • Demonstrate academic and professional capability to study at the graduate level;
  • Possess quantitative, writing, and computing skills needed to succeed in a competitive and dynamic environment.
  • Meet the proficiency requirements for the degree program.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Obtain and apply insights into consumer behavior
  • Use primary and secondary research for marketing purposes
  • Define customer and market segments, identify specific target markets
  • Create meaningful and credible messages for selected targets and select appropriate media and methods for cost-effective marketing communications
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills for making marketing decisions
  • Develop marketing initiatives for a given organization, including strategy, tactics, and measurable objectives as evidenced by a marketing plan
  • Work effectively in teams with diverse members
  • Communicate persuasively and professionally in writing and in oral presentations

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