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Marketing Management Graduate Certificate

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Certificate Overview Open Accordion
Online Marketing Certificate

An online marketing certificate for business professionals

The Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management provides students with a foundation in marketing principles and allows students to develop deeper knowledge in areas of interest, including:

  • Strategy and planning
  • Sales management
  • Consumer behavior
  • Services marketing
  • Market research

The program benefits current MBA students, as well as business people seeking to gain additional marketing knowledge.

What you learn

Online certificate courses, taught by College of Business Department of Marketing professors, are designed to provide industry-specific knowledge relevant to marketing and the impacts to the business environment. Topics of study include:

  • Product development
  • Value capture
  • Marketing strategy analysis
  • Conducting focus groups
  • Consumer behavior
  • B2B sales strategies
  • Customer satisfaction

Apply credits toward your MBA

Courses successfully completed with a grade of "B" or better as part of the marketing management certificate may also count toward elective credit hours required for completion of CSU’s online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), after formal admission per University transfer policies. However, successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.

Curriculum Open Accordion

Coursework builds on the MBA marketing material, as well as industry skill sets and knowledge. Classes are online with an emphasis on discussions and engagement with other students on marketing themes facing businesses today.

You must be admitted to this program for the certificate to appear on your official University transcript.

Required courses include:

Elective courses include (select five):

Admission to a business graduate program and/or additional coursework may be required to meet prerequisites. Contact the department for more details.

How to Apply Open Accordion

Application Deadlines

Fall semester August 1
Spring semester January 1

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1 Review Admission Requirements

Graduate certificate applicants generally must meet or exceed the following criteria:1

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution in any field
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from your most recent degree completed2
  • International applicants: minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores3
  1. While we encourage our students to meet the minimum criteria, failure to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee.
  2. Please submit an academic performance explanation if your GPA was lower than 3.0.
  3. A minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 86 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a minimum of PTE score of 58 is required for all certificates except Accounting Ethics and Auditing, which requires a minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 95 or minimum IELTS score of 7.0.

2 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Choose "Marketing Management (Certificate) – Distance" when choosing the Program of Study. (Note: You must first select "Certificate" at the top.)

3Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript from the institution where you earned your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or gradadmissions@colostate.edu if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary):
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.

For International Applicants

Proof of English language proficiency is required for applicants from countries or United States territories where there are official languages other than (or in addition to) English. This includes the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about English language proficiency requirements.

Questions?

We love learning about your goals and answering any questions to help you on your journey.

cobgradinfo@colostate.edu
Marketing Management Graduate Certificate

Program Details

Courses
Online
Credits
9 credits - Additional prerequisite coursework may be required
Tuition
$998 per credit
Degree Awarded
Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management
Time Frame
Can be completed in 2 semesters

Application Deadlines

Fall semester
August 1
Spring semester
January 1

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