Albers School of Business and Economics


  • This certificate will allow students to gain specialized knowledge in Marketing, to further their professional formation so that they can more easily take on leadership roles in their chosen professions. The Graduate Certificate in Marketing will provide the context for professional roles that marketing plays in serving the greater community.

    from Seattle University's 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants must have:

    1. Minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum 2 years of full time work experience
    3. If a non-business undergraduate degree or graduate degree, a competitive GMAT score

    Course Requirements

    I. Prerequisites 

    • Marketing Principles (MBA 508 or equivalent)
    • Individual courses below may have additional prerequisites. Click here for details

    II. Required Courses  

    Course  (9 credits) Credits
    MBA 517: Marketing Strategy  3
    MKTG 552: Marketing Research 3
    MKTG 559: Brand Management  3

    III. Elective Courses 

    Choose 2 elective courses (6  credits) from the following specified list:   Credits
    MKTG 540: Personal Selling 3
    MKTG 553: New Product Development 3
    MKTG 554: Topics in International Marketing 3
    MKTG 555: Promotion Management 3
    MKTG 558: Sales Management 3
    MKTG 560: Marketing and Social Issues 3
    MKTG 561: New Venture Marketing 3
    MKTG 563: Social Media Marketing 3

    Requirement for certificate: 15 credits

    Next Steps

    • You need to apply for the certificate program as a regular student via our Application page.  
    • Once you are accepted, you may start any term (Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer). 
    • After being accepted, you must attend an advising orientation.
    • You can find schedules of classes on our website on our Resources page.  
    • Length of program depends on when classes are being offered and how many you wish to take per term.
    • Cost is $800 per credit plus fees. (Certificate requirement: 15 credits.)

    For more information, contact Jeff Millard at

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    Certificate in Marketing