Price Per Course$500
Make your mark. Open up an array of career opportunities in a diverse set of industries with UCC’s 100% online MBA in Marketing
The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean’s (UCC) 100% online MBA in Marketing will deepen your knowledge of economics, cost-based decision making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organizational management, corporate planning and more. You will apply the theories learned in the digital classroom to real-world workplace challenges, learn to collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.
The marketing specialization comprises three courses designed to enhance your knowledge and ability in the areas of strategic marketing, brand management, and integrated marketing communications strategy. You will learn how to create results-oriented marketing and communication plans; utilize business intelligence and data analytics to make strategic business decisions; and develop the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to understand demographically diverse populations while studying aspects of promotion, account management, advertising, sales, and global marketing.
UCC also offers you the choice to customize your MBA in Marketing by taking either a research or applied pathway. If you intend to pursue a doctoral degree, the research pathway is often the best choice.
You’ll learn how to…
- Develop and implement an effective marketing strategy incorporating market segmentation, packaging design, promotional tools, and an integrated marketing communications plan.
- Analyze and measure the effectiveness of branding efforts using relevant metrics and make data-driven decisions to optimize brand performance.
- Design and implement brand elements, including visual identity and messaging, to effectively communicate the brand's value proposition and positioning to target audiences.
- Evaluate the role of brand investment in creating and maintaining brand value and develop a comprehensive brand positioning statement to guide branding and marketing efforts.
- Implement ongoing brand guidelines and standards to ensure consistency in brand messaging and visual identity across all touchpoints.
- Identify and leverage emerging digital and social media trends to optimize promotional efforts and reach target audiences.
And elevate your skills and career…
The demand for skilled marketers is on the rise. According to LinkedIn, marketing is one of the top skills to learn in 2023 to boost your career. Gain the essential leadership and management knowledge required to enhance your career in roles such as:
- Brand Manager
- Sales Manager
- Business Development Manager
- SEO Manager
- Email Marketing Manager
With a program designed for your needs…
Busy working people looking to gain an advantage in marketing practice will find this program ideal. It combines the skills and knowledge needed to progress in leadership and management careers, with specialized learning in marketing strategy, analytics, brand, and communications – skills areas all in demand by today’s employers.
You will study completely online and at your own pace, creating the flexibility needed to maintain work, family, and other important life commitments alongside your learning.
Business strategy consists of the theories, concepts, and methods top and middle-level managers can use to ensure the profitable and long-term growth of their organizations. Strategy helps general managers (as opposed to functional managers whose responsibilities focus on one function such as finance, production, marketing, human resources, IT, etc.), make better decisions to improve the competitive position of their organization in the long run and create value for its key stakeholders.
Gain a perspective on organizations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. Strategic analysis and managerial thinking applies to organizations regardless of their activities, for or not-for-profit orientation, governance structure, geographic locations, size, etc. You’ll examine the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.
Examine the critical financial fundamentals necessary for managing an organization's operational activities and achieving its strategic goals. You’ll learn about the time value of money, investing in various instruments, making critical decisions regarding capital expenditures, and various methods for successfully capitalizing the firm. Managing critical cash flows and allocation of financial assets are also discussed in detail from a managerial perspective.
Explore a wide range of economic concepts, theories and analytical techniques and key economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model – the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures, including perfectly competitive, monopolistically competitive, oligopolies, and monopolies, are also analyzed at the firm level.
Macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.
Many business decisions throughout every level of an organization are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organizational efficiency and profits through analyzing financial statement information. You’ll also examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.
Examine the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also examine the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.
Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organization's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organization can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.
Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.
Modern business is conducted by economic organizations in a highly competitive market environment. Managers often make decisions under severe time pressure without sufficient information. Ethical decision making in business cannot be considered apart from the complexity and uncertainty of actual situations. Therefore, the focus of the course is on ethical questions from the point of view of the practicing manager, with the aim of making ethical decisions that are consistent with effective corporate management.
Develop your understanding of theoretical and practical insights and developments in the fields of business ethics and sustainable business and learn the principles, practices, and ethical concerns/challenges organizations face in their daily operations. You will also gain an understanding of the theoretical basis of business ethics: stakeholder-theory, theories of responsibility and normative ethical theory, as well as intercultural ethics.
Conduct a strategic assessment of the overall global competitive environment and consider how an organization can leverage resources, capabilities, and preferential entry modes to create competitive advantages when entering a foreign market. As part of the final assessment of global strategy, you’ll take part either virtually or in-person in an international trip, visiting one to two foreign locations to experience local business culture. You’ll use theoretical knowledge to assess the strategy of an international organization in an applied cultural context.
People are an organization’s most valuable resource. The quality of an organization’s talent is perhaps the single most important resource contributing to its profitability and or viability. Leaders and managers within the contemporary organizational context appreciate that a critical source of competitive advantage comes from the effective management of human resources. Product designs or service processes, creative marketing strategies, while critical, are not considered sufficient to deliver sustainable competitive advantage.
Academics, policy makers and practitioners are thus paying greater attention to work force issues. Managing human resources is as much a science as it is an art; it represents the combination of the application of scientific principles and practices, and, the application of personal characteristics. The human resource function exists within the organization in order to support the achievement of the organization’s strategic imperatives.
Examine the effective integrated marketing communication (IMC) strategies for organizations. You’ll receive a comprehensive overview of managing the marketing function, including segmentation, targeting, positioning, customer decision-making, market and environmental analysis, marketing planning, and strategy. You’ll gain an understanding of the role of advertising and other promotional tools in the IMC program of an organization to achieve effective marketing campaigns based on clear objectives, market segmentation, and target marketing within established time and cost parameters.
The development of a promotional program requires an understanding of the overall marketing process, communications theory and processes, marketing communications tools, consumer behavior, and marketing communications organization structures and operations. You’ll also explore how integrated marketing communications programs are planned, developed, executed, and measured.
Develop an understanding of the role of a brand, its various components—both tangible and intangible, how these components interact, and how they work together to create the target consumer’s desired relationship with the brand. You’ll explore the intricacies of brand investment and how to articulate its values. You will also plan a unique value proposition and a differentiated position. Finally, you will learn how to use brand elements and ongoing, actionable brand metrics.
Learn about effective integrated marketing communication (IMC) strategies for organizations. You’ll be provided with an overview of managing the marketing function, including:
- targeting, positioning
- customer decision-making
- market and environmental analysis
- marketing planning strategy.
Emphasis is placed on understanding the role of advertising and other promotional tools in the IMC program of an organization to achieve effective marketing campaigns based on clear objectives, market segmentation, and target marketing within established time and cost parameters. The development of a promotional program requires an understanding of the overall marketing process, communications theory and processes, marketing communications You’ll also examine the process by which integrated marketing communications programs are planned, developed, executed, and measured.
Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You’ll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research.
This course has an applied focus. Your readings and assignments are designed to identify a feasible research topic and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions may be identified, and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how it can be carried out for optimal effectiveness in research.
Learn the research methodologies and methods, as well as the techniques of the research process as applied to business, whether as a business consultant or as an academic researcher. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also gain an understanding of the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.
For entry into this program you will need…
- An accredited bachelor’s degree
- UCC Global teaches all programs and courses in English. Applicants whose most recent education was not in English will need to demonstrate English language proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Both TOEFL Paper-based (PBT) and TOEFL Internet-based (IBT) are accepted
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