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Marketing Certificate

The Certificate in Marketing is ideal for those who are searching for an entry level marketing position or who already are in an entry level position and are seeking an understanding of the subject. Students will get the knowledge necessary to meet the challenges and opportunities faced by today's marketer. This certificate consists of 6 required courses plus two electives. The program consists of 122 hours of instruction.

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Registration and Tuition:
This course consists of 6 required courses and 2 electives.  Tuition is $2,900 plus one time $20 registration fee, or you can register for each course individually for with a $20 registration fee per semester. To register for courses please click on the Course Browser/Registration

Note for those who register and pay in full online: Please call/come in to our office at 212.650.3850 to register and choose your class schedule per semester. If you wish to do a  Payment plan , please come to our office E1022 ( Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).  Learn more about the benefits of registering for the entire certificate program.

Note: Certificate Cannot Be Completed In One Semester.

Spring 2014 SemesterDayTimeDates
Successfully Marketing & Promoting Any Business Monday 6:00-9:00pm 4/14-5/5
Public Relations Workshop
Saturday 1:30-4:30pm 4/5-5/3
Branding Monday 6:00-9:00pm Not available this semester

Creating Content for Marketing & Advertising Thursday 6:00-9:00pm 4/10-5/1
E-Marketing, Web & Social Media Integrations Sunday 2:00-5:00pm 3/23-4/13
Visual Design for Everyone, S1 Monday 5:30-7:30pm 2/10-4/21
Visual Design for Everyone, S2 Monday 3:15-5:15pm 2/10-4/21

Summer 2014 Schedule Day Time Dates
Marketing and Sales Communication Saturday 10:00am-4:20pm 6/14-6/28
Marketing 101 Monday 6:00-9:00pm 7/7-8/4
Successfully Marketing and Promoting Any Business Thursday 6:00-9:00pm 6/5-6/26
Digital Marketing Thursday 6:00-9:00pm 7/10-8/7
Branding Monday 6:00-9:00pm 6/2-6/23
Public Relations Workshop Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm 6/10-7/22
E-Marketing, Web and Social Media Integrations Sunday 2:00-5:00pm 5/4-5/25
Visual Design for Everyone, S1 Monday 5:30-7:30pm 6/2-8/4
Visual Design for Everyone, S2 Monday 3:15-5:15pm 6/2-8/4

Course Description

Marketing 101
Students will learn core marketing activities, including segmentation, research, consumer behavior, product strategy, pricing, promotion and distribution. Marketing principles, policies, and practices used by manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers will also be covered. The factors of consumer behavior and motivation will be analyzed to provide an understanding of market planning. The system of distribution of goods from the producer to the consumer will also be discussed.

Successfully Marketing and Promoting Any Business
Anyone can open up a small business, but actually turning a profit requires a serious understanding of marketing and promotion. This course teaches how to effectively communicate, market, promote and publish your services to a target market. You will learn the four P’s of marketing: Product, Place, Price and Promotion, and how to successfully implement them into your business.

Marketing and Sales Communication
Using a highly interactive format with role playing, practice session, videotaping and critical feedback, students will learn how to develop a prospecting plan and get that first appointment to present their products or services. This proven system includes follow-up, negotiation, sales, closing techniques, and how to gain customer’s confidence and obtain referrals. Students will learn to market their most important asset: themselves.

Digital Marketing
The world is going digital and so is marketing. This course provides an overview of the basics of web, email, video, mobile and social media marketing and advertising including current strategies for large and small companies. We will discuss how traditional media companies are developing new tools to capture a larger share of digital marketing dollars. Guest speakers from the media will talk about what’s happening now in the industry. You will also learn how to put together your own digital plan.

Public Relations Workshop
PR is incorporated into the functions of any successful business from Silly Bands to Starbucks. This class addresses the idea of PR strategy and effectiveness through print, broadcast, and online outlets, as well as PR’s presence in advertising, marketing, and journalism. Students will create their own press kits, including a press release, fact sheet, backgrounder, and bios that can be used to promote any product or business or possibly a career in Public Relations.

In a world where brands are the be-all and end-all of success, it is ironic that branding is one of the most misused, misunderstood, and misquoted words of recent times. In this class, students will learn what branding really is, and how they can convert marketing efforts into tangible sales results through analysis and application of branding strategies and tools to a real-life project. Past projects include: developing the branding strategy for the international expansion of a Dominican music band; creating the brand marketing strategy for a Web comic; strategizing the branding efforts of a non-profit; and preparing the brand development strategy of a home-based stationery business.


Creating Content for Marketing and Advertising

Learn how to develop content for traditional and digital marketing channels for a real-life project. The class project would be to develop content creation strategy for Hunter College’s Continuing Education Program in the traditional and digital marketing space. Using the project as a center point, this class - packed with hands-on exercises and real-world tips - will delve into the specifics of content creation for print, email, and social media campaigns.

E-marketing, Web and Social Media Integrations
Discussions on the principles of E-marketing and best practices for using social media. Learn how to reduce workload between most popular social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, mobile web and website. Understand online marketing fundamentals and how to build a successful e-business.

Visual Design for Everyone
This is an introductory course for people who have not studied design, but want to learn the basics of visual communication and design. You will become an effective designer through concept development, project planning and production, and development of critical skills. Using traditional media, you will learn how to integrate the elements of visual design: format, line, shape, value and type with the principles of visual design: proximity, contrast, balance, symmetry, alignment, repetition and unity. Finally, we will examine aesthetic and conceptual topics, like color theory, value, texture, pattern, icons, symbolism, perspective, overall look-and-feel, and the concept of ‘gestalt’: unified and consistent design.


Course Status
If enrollment for a course does not reach a required level, the course will be canceled. However, when maximum enrollment is reached, the course will be closed immediately and the names of interested registrants will be put on a wait list and notified on a “first come” basis if an opening occurs. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Students’ progress is measured through examinations, research and writing assignments, and classroom participation. A grade of A, B, or C is required in each course certification. A passing grade is 73=C.

Attendance Requirements
Students are required to attend all the classes and be on time. If absence occurs, the student is responsible for making up missed assignments. The instructor maintains and submits attendance records for each student.

Retake Policy for Certificate Program
*  A student may drop a class only before the start of the first meeting. A class may not be dropped after the first class meeting has occurred. No refund will be given.
*  If for any reason a student does not complete a class, the class will be treated as a failure. In this case, the Retake Policy will apply.
*  The Retake Policy allows a student to retake the failed class free of charge within a period of one year. This privilege can be exercised only ONCE for the duration of the certificate program.
* If a student believes that his or her circumstances warrant special consideration in the case of a dropped or uncompleted class, please state the reason in writing and send to the Assoc. Dir. of CE, whose decision on the matter will be final.

Completed all required courses? Request your Certificate, Transcript and Completion Letter via the Certificate/Completion Letter Request Form.

Continuing Education’s certification programs are offered for no college credit. A certificate is awarded to students who successfully meet the requirements explained in the CE bulletin.


Continuing Education Certificate Programs are part-time non-credited courses and therefore we do not issue student visas.  To apply for a student visa, students must be enrolled in a full-time credited college program or an ESL studies program.  For more information on Continuing Education's ESL program please click here: International English Language Institute
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