Develop an Effective Digital Marketing Strategy
Next start date
September 26, 2017
The opportunities for marketing in today’s digital landscape are vast. How do you evaluate the many options and craft a comprehensive digital marketing plan that aligns with your business goals? What are the best strategies to guide you in acquiring and retaining customers?
In this certificate program, you’ll explore ways to leverage various digital marketing channels to produce measurable results. We’ll cover fundamental concepts for creating and managing impactful digital content and discuss approaches for attracting and engaging your customers. Get the breadth and depth of knowledge you need to optimize your digital marketing efforts.
Business professionals with some experience or education in marketing.
The program assumes that you have knowledge of marketing fundamentals, basic Excel skills and comfort using new web-based platforms. Those who don’t have a solid foundation in marketing may want to complete our course in Strategic Marketing, or the Introduction to Marketing course from Coursera, before enrolling in this course.
If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
To enroll, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed internet connection.
You earn the certificate by successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Completing Your Program.
Instructors from the Certificate in Digital Marketing explain features of the program and the real-world experience and networking opportunities that students can gain.
Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
Inbound Digital Marketing
Digital Advertising & Email Marketing
Digital Marketing Strategy
Certificate in Digital Marketing
Approved by the UW Foster School of Business.
View this program's advisory board.
Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
Brian Behunin, Director, Customer Intelligence and Analytics, Alaska Air
Rovy Branon, Vice Provost, University of Washington Continuum College
Jennifer Buchanan, Social Intelligence Lead, Deloitte Digital
Patrick Byers, Owner, Outsource Marketing
Matt Disston, Marketing Consultant and former UC Irvine Marketing Lecturer
Jessica Evans Fark, VP, Digital, Edelman
Dan Fine, Principal, Fine Solutions
Maren Finzer, Founder, Maren Finzer Brand Strategy, and Communications Director, Side-by-Side
Travis Giffen, Principal Solutions Consultant -- Marketing Cloud, Adobe
Lia Godoy, Senior Analytics Manager, Marchex
Robert Gubas, Chief Marketing Officer, LearnBIG
Doug Hunt, Chief Marketing Strategist, Catalysis
Santosh Iyer, Product Manager, Expedia
Kristina Kledzik, Acquisition Marketing Manager, Rover
Joy Liuzzo, VP, Radius Global
Andrea Mathews, Divisional VP, Loyalty Strategy
Ryan Metzger, Director of Growth Marketing, Madrona Venture Group
Malia Morrison, Program Manager, University of Washington
Oliver Rutz, Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Washington
Julie Storer, Group Account Director, Deloitte Digital
Ben Straley, VP, Digital Products, Starbucks
Carrie Woolman, Director of Analytics and Targeting, The Hacker Group
Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »
Download the application form (PDF)
Apply online, or submit an application packet that includes:
We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until the program closes.
We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.
If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on paying your course fee. Your course fee is due four weeks before the first class.
With the exception of the one-time application fee, certificate program fees are charged on a quarterly basis. Payment is due when you register.
Course fees do not include any costs for class materials such as textbooks and software.
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