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Online Marketing Degree Bachelor's Program

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Register By: October 23 Classes Start: October 25

Earn an Online Marketing Degree

  • $320/credit (120 total credits)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • No application fee or SAT/ACT scores
  • Relevant and timely course content
  • Accelerated BS-to-MS pathway
  • Prepare for industry-recognized certifications

Online Marketing Degree Program Overview

If you’re looking to help build the next big brand, consider a career centered around creativity and problem solving with the online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marketing degree from SNHU.

Our online marketing program can help you build your knowledge in brand awareness, communications, consumer behavior, market research and international marketing. By earning your online bachelor's in marketing, you'll be prepared for a variety of careers in a field that’s always growing and evolving.

You can also focus your degree with two concentration options. In our social media concentration, you'll use new media to introduce brands to new customers and build loyalty and revenue. In our digital marketing concentration, you’ll hone your expertise in mobile marketing, digital advertising and digital analytics such as SEO and SEM.

You can also structure your online marketing degree to fit your interests by taking advantage of the program's impressive 18 free electives. At SNHU, you can customize your degree by exploring marketing topics like sales management, international retailing, direct marketing, brand communications, advertising copy, design and media planning. Or, if it suits you, choose to explore courses from another field. By taking electives and diversifying your learning experience, you'll walk away from SNHU with a well-rounded online marketing degree.

Learn how to:

  • Use data to determine the position of a product in the market
  • Recommend both internal and external marketing strategies
  • Develop marketing plans that align with company missions, objectives and goals
  • Write and communicate effectively for companies and consumers alike
  • Apply legal and ethical principles to marketing goals
  • Collaborate across environments to ensure the creation, capture and delivery of value

HubSpot Academy LogoAs an added bonus, students in this program will also have the opportunity, if they so choose, to gain their HubSpot Social Media Certification, which could up your hiring potential by giving you the tools you need to shape conversations around businesses and build brand loyalty. Additionally, other courses in this degree program have alignments with industry-relevant certifications that can enhance your learning experience.

Accelerated BS-to-MS Pathway Option: Earn your MS in Marketing faster. This accelerated degree program lets you:

  • Save money: Take up to two graduate-level courses (6 credits) during your bachelor's program at the online undergraduate tuition rate.
  • Save time: Apply your graduate credits to your online master's degree to complete your program in as fast as one year.

If you're interested in earning both degrees at an accelerated rate, consider having a discussion with an academic advisor. You must also meet the following academic requirements:

  • Hold a GPA of 3.00 or greater
  • Have a minimum of 90 credits
  • Complete all major requirements/coursework, including capstone
  • Meet the waiver requirements for the associated graduate courses

Concentration Options

Career Outlook

Earning your bachelor’s in marketing can give you the skills you need to apply for a variety of entry to mid-level marketing roles, opening the doors to many possibilities in the marketing world. You could spend your days developing campaigns at ad agencies, working on sales teams, conducting market research studies, and using data to improve business results.

Dr. Jessica Rogers and the text 'Jessica Rogers'

"Careers associated with this particular degree are those in sales, advertising, promotions," said Dr. Jessica Rogers, associate dean at Southern New Hampshire University. "There has been a growth in the number of job postings for these types of positions over the last several years."

In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment opportunities for advertising, promotions and marketing managers are expected to increase by 6% through 2029, which is faster than the national average for all occupations. 1

Jolene Stetz with the text Jolene StetzThat's good news for Jolene Stetz '21, who has a specific path in mind.

"One of my overall career goals is to become a marketing director," she said. "I'd really like to work at an international company. And this degree is helping me to really build that foundation."

Here are just some of the career paths you could pursue with an online bachelor's degree in marketing from SNHU:

  • Marketing manager: Responsible for coordinating marketing efforts using best practices, developing pricing structures, developing overall marketing strategies, overseeing product development and more.
  • Social media manager: From small businesses to large corporations, social media is key to how businesses communicate with customers, including advertising new and existing products, solidifying brand identity and creating brand loyalty.
  • Marketing research analyst: Spend your time studying market conditions to determine how products will perform. According to BLS, this job has 18% growth projected through 2029, with a median annual wage of $65,810 in May 2020.1
  • Brand/product manager: Help form and maintain the overall direction of the brand, work closely with vendors to gain performance insights, and work with advertising agencies to manage long-term campaign strategies.
  • Media planner: Determine which channels will communicate a brand or product's goals to its target audience. As a media planner, you'll work to maximize the impact of ad campaigns and develop strategies that reach consumers.
  • Advertising and promotions manager: Work closely with department heads to develop budgets, contracts and media plans for advertising. If you're interested in planning ad campaigns, meeting with clients to discuss campaign strategy, and working closely with media planners to plan budget and strategic placements and promotions, this could be the path for you.
  • Business development manager: Identify and implement growth opportunities through market demand assessments, strategic maneuvers and relationship and brand building.
  • Nonprofit fundraising: With a knack for know-how and a passion for helping people and making the world a better place, you could take a grassroots approach and join the world of nonprofit fundraising.

Max Bailey  with the text Max Bailey "I owe a lot of my success to SNHU," said Max Bailey '17. "I was able to get a high-quality education, and fast, in a time when I needed a lot of flexibility due to my working schedule and personal goals. The topics that were explored in my degree were directly relevant to the work I was doing every day in my first marketing internship. Because I was able to finish my undergrad in under three years, the door was opened for me to go full time at this company, and the rest is history."

The success he found with his bachelor's led him to the easy decision of sticking with SNHU for his master's program.

"With an additional MBA on my resume, I have been able to triple my salary and become a leader within my current organization," said Bailey, who earned his SNHU MBA in 2020.

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Courses & Curriculum

In the online bachelor's in marketing degree program, you can tailor your coursework to fit your interests. Broad elective offerings include courses in advertising, branding, communication, campaign development, retailing and sales. The courses in this degree program are experiential and hands-on, giving you a first-hand look at real-world marketing challenges.

Linda D'Alessandro with the text Linda D'AlessandroLinda D'Alessandro '13MBA brings over 15 years of real-world experience into her classroom at SNHU, where she currently works as a marketing instructor.

"For my lessons, I draw both from my current and past experience, especially in the Social Media Marketing Campaigns class, which is a very hands-on course where students run a four-week social media marketing campaign from start to finish. It's a real project," she said. "In this course, the students learn how to use tools like content management, optimization, scheduling, and performance measurement tools that I use daily as well."

Max Bailey '17 '20MBA was already working in the marketing field when he started at SNHU – and he was happy to find out he wasn't the only one doing so in his program.

"By the time I transferred to SNHU, I had already discovered this passion and was working in the field," he said. "And, I wasn’t alone in this way. A lot of my classmates were also working professionals with a clear vision for their future, so I felt motivated and right at home."

Jolene Stetz '21 chose to double up and add both the social media marketing and the digital marketing concentrations to her program.

"When I started at my place of work that I'm at now, I really enjoyed working with digital media," she said. "My coursework is relevant in my field, especially working in digital asset management."

She's applied her skills to her job, as well.

"So at one point, we actually just restructured one of the departments," Stetz said. "And I was able to use some of my coursework, knowledge and things that I learned in school to help restructure the department to be better for the business....I feel like my coursework at SNHU is allowing me to be a better coworker and a better employee."

Curriculum Requirements & Resources
  • Business core: Business programs require learners to complete the Business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
  • General education courses: All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes, if not obtained in prior coursework. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, you'll learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • Technology resources: We also provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
  • Earn math credits for what you already know: Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Show your knowledge of the materials in your program's math courses, and you could earn up to 9 math credits – at less than $50 for each course assessment.

Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation—and haven't raised our costs in a decade.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.

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