The Digital Marketing & Communications Executive Certificate provides training for job opportunities in the marketing, communications, and product management fields. Combining skills in research, writing, design, and analytics, this course prepares professionals in this industry to help drive business decisions and lead strategic marketing planning. The driving forces of job growth in the digital marketing field are the waves of technological advancements in personal and mobile computing. Further development in the areas of artificial intelligence and augmented/virtual reality will create new opportunities for businesses to connect with customers and influence behavior. This program will provide students with the managerial and organizational skills to refine key messaging and position brands and products for optimum success now and in the future.

Executive Certificate
3 months

Who Should Apply

This certificate program is designed for marketing, communication, and product management professionals who would like to positively influence business strategy and create relevant marketing and communications plans for their organizations. The curriculum is also suited for students aspiring to enter this growing field and offers a foundational overview of how to launch and manage digital marketing campaigns on a number of platforms.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for market research analysts and marketing specialists.
Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

  • 661,000

    Annual Job Openings

  • 22.4%

    Projected Growth

  • $63k

    Median Salary
    (Highly experienced workers can earn up to $121k)

Program Benefits

  • Learn to manage integrated marketing & communications strategies for achieving organizational goals and objectives.
  • Analyze digital marketing channels and tactics for various business models.
  • Develop a product management plan for bringing a new product or service to market.
  • Apply quantitative data analytics to goal setting and forecasting.
  • Identify the power of differentiation in brand management.

Course Schedule

Marketing Research & Strategy Planning
This course will help students develop an understanding of the complexities organizations face in developing, establishing, and implementing marketing strategies in both domestic and international markets. Areas of study include: marketing research, the nuances between B2C and B2B marketing, segmentation, selection of appropriate marketing channels, overview of global marketing, and the technologies used throughout the marketing process.
Dynamic Product Management
This course will introduce students to the Product Management Lifecycle, and help to develop an understanding of the role of marketing in business planning and product development. Areas of study include: the 6-step lean product process, product-market fit, brand management, comparative analysis, and production of a pro forma.
Integrated Marketing Communications
This course focuses on how to build a “master message” for your brand, and discusses some of the challenges in maintaining messaging consistency across an organization. Areas of study include: an introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications, strategies and tactics for messaging consistency, and how to develop content that supports your messaging plan. We will also explore how to apply the creative process to messaging and how to achieve stakeholder buy-in.
Marketing Performance Optimization
This course will focus on sharing strategies to optimize your marketing performance and develop executive level communication skills. Areas of study include: revenue planning, applying analytics to determine return on investment, and creating a bottom-line driven marketing plan. We will also explore how to incentivize marketing and sales functions within an organization and create lifetime value for customer connections.


The Marketing & Communications Executive Certificate is expedited together by MIU Division of Continuing Education and UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education.