Market research analysts are essential to determining the success of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people will purchase by gathering data on consumer demographics, preferences, needs and buying habits.
The Master of Science in Marketing with a concentration in marketing research and analytics will give you the tools you need to collect and evaluate meaningful information through interviews, focus groups, market surveys and public opinion polls while applying statistical techniques and software. Upon completion of the online master's in marketing research program, you'll be able to successfully interpret what the data means for your clients and forecast future trends, two skills that will set you apart from other job candidates.
The online master's in marketing research and analytics concentration will focus on quantitative tools and techniques and their application in a marketing context. You'll gain an understanding of the relationship between marketing factors and variables and the consumer. You'll learn how to analyze data using mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools to guide and support marketing-related decisions.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MS in Marketing online at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit a professional resume.
The demand for market research analysts is rapidly increasing each year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Projected employment growth is 32 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. This boost in employment is due to the increased use of data and market research to understand customers and measure the effectiveness of business strategies.
In the online master's in marketing research and analytics concentration, you'll gain the knowledge to work in a variety of roles, including data analysts, advertising and marketing managers, cost estimators, economists, operations research analysts and survey researchers. Popular industries include finance, insurance, management, scientific and technical consulting, manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade.
The curriculum includes an in-depth marketing foundation, while offering focused courses in marketing research and analytics. The marketing research and analytics concentration will cover market research, SEO, analytics and quantitative analysis.
For those who do not meet the minimum requirements, the following courses may be required:
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
This course addresses the identification of the value of research and the problem to be resolved. Numerous mathematical analysis techniques and research design issues are incorporated.
This course will provide an introductory overview into the world of search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO). SEM/SEO strategies will be discussed in detail as students learn the benefits and pitfalls of search marketing and how marketers can use it as a viable tool for reaching customers.
This course is the capstone for the Marketing Research and Analytics concentration. The course will use the background knowledge from the Marketing Analytics and Marketing Research courses to assess marketing strategies based upon the analysis and interpretation of consumer behavior data.
This is a survey of the mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in mathematics and 3 credit hours in statistics, or the equivalent.
This course involves the study of the issues involved in identifying developing relationships with international markets.
This course is a study of the activity by which organizations discover consumer and other organizations' needs and wants, and then provide satisfaction through a mutually beneficial relationship. Students will explore the topics of selecting a target market, conducting marketing research, and designing product, price, promotional, and distribution strategies through the development of a marketing plan.
This course is concerned with the development, evaluation, and implementation of integrated marketing communication strategies in complex environments. The course deals primarily with an in-depth analysis of a variety of concepts, theories, facts and analytical procedures, techniques and models in topics that include various communication functions, media alternatives and the integrated marketing communication concept.
This course will look at a number of quantitative tools and techniques and their application in a marketing context. The course will focus on understanding the relationship among marketing factors, variables, and the consumer. Students will learn how to analyze data in order to guide and support marketing related decisions.
This course focuses on the market's consumer behavior by investigating its psychological, sociological, economic, and anthropological influences, both theoretical and research based. Designing effective marketing strategies will be explored using the knowledge of these influences.
This course will introduce students to the Internet marketing landscape. Through exploring platforms, players and technology, the students will have a better understanding of the business models used in online marketing. Understanding consumer behavior in an online environment will help in creating integrated online strategies. All these, together with theories of online campaign development and management, with a hands-on approach to marketing automation and intelligence will provide the frame work for a comprehensive understanding of strategic internet marketing.
This course examines a range of ethical issues facing marketing managers as seen through the viewpoints of various comprehensive ethical theories. The goal is for students to develop their own ethical framework for making marketing decisions within the knowledge of the various ethical theories and U.S. marketing laws. Traditional topics such as ethics in marketing research, product liability, selling, advertising, and pricing are covered. Emerging ethical issues such as international marketing, competitive intelligence, socially controversial products, privacy, and corporate policies are also examined. However, topics may change to reflect current business concerns. The course is taught using a seminar format utilizing cases and readings.
This capstone course integrates previous coursework and practical experience with a focus on authentic demonstration of competencies outlined by the program. Rather than introducing new concepts, students will synthesize prior learning to design, develop, and execute an analytics project on their chosen subject as a culmination of their studies. The course will be structured around this critical capstone assessment, so that students have the appropriate support and resources required to be successful.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
Application Fee ($40), Graduation Fee ($150), Books (course-by-course)
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