The professional Certificate in Marketing requires 15 s.h. of credit. Students must earn a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.75 in certificate coursework. 

The certificate is open to individuals with at least 18 months of postbaccalaureate professional experience and a desire to complete the certificate to build their skills, and to current Professional M.B.A. Program students. Students in the Professional M.B.A. Program may complete the certificate as they complete their degree; the certificate is designed to fit into the M.B.A. curriculum allowing students to earn the M.B.A. and the certificate without additional coursework.

Certificate courses are regularly offered online and may occasionally be offered at three locations in Iowa: Cedar Rapids at the Tippie College of Business Cedar Rapids Center, Des Moines at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center (JMPEC), and the Quad Cities at the Birchwood Learning Center; see program locations on the Tippie College of Business website.

The study of marketing includes the activities and processes for creating, communicating, and delivering products and services that add value for customers. Students learn the foundations of marketing and build specialized skills in a diversity of marketing functions, including the newest concepts and tools in digital and social marketing.

The Certificate in Marketing requires the following coursework.

This course:
MBA:8110Marketing Management3
Four of these:
MBA:8150Business Analytics3
MKTG:9010Contemporary Topics in Marketing3
MKTG:9015Social Media Marketing for Business3
MKTG:9120Customer Relationship Management3
MKTG:9150Brand Management3
MKTG:9155Digital Marketing Insights, Strategies, and Applications3
MKTG:9165Digital Marketing Analytics3
MKTG:9170Business to Business Marketing3
MKTG:9190International Marketing3
MKTG:9310Marketing Analytics3
MKTG:9300Applied Marketing Research3
MKTG:9320Strategic Brand Positioning3
MKTG:9330Product and Pricing Management3
MKTG:9340Customer Analysis3
MKTG:9350Marketing Communication and Promotions3

Certificate/Graduate Degrees

Students can pursue a professional Certificate in Marketing concurrently with their graduate degree. With graduate program approval, students may count up to 9 s.h. from the professional certificate toward their graduate degree. With approval from the professional certificate program, students may count up to 3 s.h. from any graduate degree program toward their certificate. Students should contact their degree program and the certificate program to work out combined program details. Separate application to each degree program is required. Applicants must be admitted to both programs before they may be admitted to the combined degree program.

Admission decisions are based upon completed application materials, including academic performance and quality and quantity of work experience. Applicants must have an undergraduate graduate cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.75 or a graduate cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00, with at least 18 months of full-time professional work experience after completion of their baccalaureate degree. View the Professional Certificate Admissions web page for additional details.

Applicants whose first language is not English must score at least 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or must have a successful admission interview. In place of the TOEFL, the certificate program accepts satisfactory International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. See English Requirements for M.B.A. Admission on the Office of Admissions website.

Applications are accepted throughout the year; admission is for summer, fall, or spring entry.