Rev up your social media strategy
This is a quick, deep dive into the social media marketer toolbox. Students learn key digital technologies and tools to compete for customers in the digital economy, broaden their online audience, and leverage social media to create measurable business results. Explore how key social media channels, branded communities, blogs, video, and messenger apps fit into B2B and B2C marketing strategies and create a social media marketing plan grounded in analytics. You will learn the best practices of online market research and sponsored content campaigns and understand how social media can add value to particular job functions to exceed performance goals.
Specialization in Social Media Marketing program objectives
- Know your audience
- Understand the strengths of major social media channels
- Develop your own social media campaigns.
- Manage, monitor and analyze your social media presence.
Estimated Cost: $2,700 (You pay only for courses you enroll in.)
Program Requirements: Total Required: 3 courses (6 units)
Minimum Hours of Instruction:
Estimated Duration: A student can complete this specialization in 12 months (possibly sooner).
1. Required Course(s):
2. Capstone Course:
3. Completion Review:
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Recommended Course Sequence
It is strongly recommended that you take the required courses in this sequence:
- Social Media Marketing Fundamentals
- Advanced Social Media Marketing: A Practical Approach for Business
- Application of Social Media for Business Growth
To receive your certificate
Upon completion of the course sequence you may request your Specialization in Social Media Marketing Completion Review.
Please review course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.
LY-HUONG PHAM, M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., has over 30 years of experience in general management, system software development, consulting, and entrepreneurship in the high tech industry. She is chief executive officer of Mobiscale LLC, a private company providing end-to-end strategic and engineering services for startups and Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries. Previous experience includes serving as CEO at several startups and holding senior management roles at Apple, Turbolinux, and Cray. She is also co-inventor of 10 granted patents that have produced over a billion dollars in licensing revenue. Pham completed a doctorate in human and organizational systems with a concentration on information society and knowledge organization. As a director and chair of audit committees for several nonprofit organizations, she's worked to transform the health, education, and communities of disadvantaged people in Southeast Asia. She has taught courses in computer sciences, business management, and marketing, in the U.S. and Asia, sharing her integrative view of academic theories and professional lessons learned from company turnarounds, new market developments, startup launches and corporate spin-offs.
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