Become a Savvy, Well-Rounded Marketing Professional
Next start date:
October 1, 2019
Note: This program was previously titled Certificate in Marketing Management.
In today’s highly competitive business environment, effective marketing has become absolutely vital to an organization’s success. In this three-course certificate program, you’ll receive a comprehensive high-level overview of both the art and science of marketing.
The program focuses on understanding the needs of the customer and how that impacts your product decisions, distribution, branding and marketing channel approach. You’ll dig deeply into key digital channels for targeting the right audience, and get hands-on practice with different techniques used for non-digital channels. You’ll then apply what you’ve learned to create a strategic marketing plan for a real-world client.
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Professionals interested in entering the marketing field or mastering the fundamentals of marketing.
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 adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.
Advisory Board Member Jennifer Wong of the Certificate in Strategic Marketing talks about the many professional opportunities available to graduates of the program.
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.
Principles of Marketing
Integrated Marketing Communications
Certificate in Strategic Marketing
Approved by the UW Department of Communication and 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.
Erin Anderson, Social Media & Digital Marketing Strategy Consultant, Anderson Futures
Brian Behunin, Senior Manager, Digital Analytics & Optimization, Premera
Eleanor Bradley, Chief Commercial Officer, Pacific Science Center
Jennifer Buchanan, Digital Insights Lead, Deloitte Digital
Travis Giffen, Principal Solutions Consultant, Marketing Cloud, Adobe
Robert Gubas, Senior Director, Global Integrated Marketing, Concur
Kristina Kledzik, Acquisition Marketing Manager, Rover
Catherine Lindner, Director of Marketing, NexTec Group
Christina May, Program Manager, UW Continuum College
Monika Parashar, Director of Strategic Accounts, BuzzBee Company
Mark Pendolino, Director of Marketing, PTP Consulting
Annette Promes, Director of Global Marketing – Restaurants, Amazon
Julie Storer, Group Account Director, Deloitte Digital
Nicholas Thiel, Creative Director, Starbucks
Jennifer Wong, Head of Marketing, Convoy
Carrie Woolman, Director of Analytics & Targeting, The Hacker Group
Join an upcoming information session to learn more about the program, curriculum and instructors.
“The program was great because there were other people who were in career transition, like I was, and really pivoting into a brand new world. So it was a great way for me to network with other people.”
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 »
We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.
Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 1, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.
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 how to register and pay your course fees. Payment is due no later than two days before your 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.
$45 ($55 starting with autumn 2019 courses)
Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees do not include any costs for class materials such as textbooks and software.
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