Short Description: The Marketing Professional program outlines for students current theories of marketing, their effective application and concepts important to marketing goods and services, identifying and further defining target customers, targeting those customers and really reaching them through your messaging from both a domestic and global perspective. Students will explore the elements of market research, identifying target customers, branding, pricing, developing product offers, and developing marketing communications for various distribution channels. Students will examine marketing critically from the perspective of the consumer, the overall economy, and technology as well as the legal and ethical issues that arise to ensure responsible marketing.
This program provides students with a view of the principle areas of marketing. It explores the factors influencing how marketing decisions are made, including the impact of marketing decisions on an organization and its customers. Students will gain a working knowledge of practical marketing and business vocabulary. Additionally, students will analyze today’s global, highly competitive marketplace and evaluate how the actions of competitors influence marketing decisions.
Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interact with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
Certification: Professional Certified Marketer® in Marketing Management. This is the pioneer certification from the AMA trusted by hundreds of professionals with a new name that better shows the world your area of expertise. You can complete the training on your own time and the PCM Marketing Management is open to any professional serious about becoming a stand-out marketer. This certification is based on a Body of Knowledge that covers fundamental marketing topics like planning, strategy, global marketing, ethics, analytics, research, behavior, branding, pricing, distribution, digital and social media marketing, and more.
While there are no eligibility requirements at this time, we find that PCM® candidates have more success if they have the following minimum level of education or experience:
-Bachelor’s degree and four years of professional marketing experience
-Master’s degree and two years of professional marketing experience
-7 years of professional marketing experience
The test is given online and is made up of multiple-choice questions. You’ll have three hours to complete it. To pass, you must receive an overall score ?of 80% or higher and it is not required that you achieve a specific score in each domain. You will receive your scores immediately after completing the exam, including a breakdown by domain. Your registration for the exam will include three exam attempts that must be completed within one year of registration. If you are unsuccessful in passing the exam, you must wait a minimum of 15 days between exam attempts.