Learn how to leverage social media to engage consumers, build loyalty and increase revenue in the Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a concentration in Social Media program.
Southern New Hampshire University's social media degree concentration weaves social media theory and practice with traditional marketing strategy. By electing the social media concentration, you'll dive deeper into the ever-evolving and high-growth online social media marketing environment. You'll learn how to target and engage online communities and, in turn, spread brand messaging to new audiences.
Discover how to build a brand through social media marketing and why the best crisis management plan is an organized strategy in this conversation between Major League Soccer player and SNHU student Heath Pearce and Dr. Patricia Spirou, chairwoman of SNHU's marketing department.
Within the broad field of marketing, a social media degree concentration stands out as a specialization that businesses are demanding. As one of the first universities to offer a degree program that focuses on social media, SNHU gives students the opportunity to gain expertise in this rapidly evolving field. Instructors are well versed in the practical execution of social media strategy. In addition to the courses that specifically relate to the online social world, new media is deeply integrated into the core coursework of the bachelor’s in marketing program.
According to Dr. Patricia Spirou, SNHU Marketing Department chairwoman, "Social media marketing is the most sought-after skill in companies today. SNHU's social media marketing concentration for the BS in Marketing will not only expose students to the strategic aspect of both marketing and social media, but also the development, implementation and evaluation of those strategic initiatives which will assist companies in becoming more engaged with their consumers."
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor’s in marketing and social media online at SNHU include:
A social media-focused BS Marketing degree from SNHU will prepare you for where the marketing discipline is going and help you get ahead of the curve. You'll come away with the knowledge to enter a variety of professions, whether as a social media marketing manager or coordinator, social media strategist, SEO strategist, online community manager, blogger or copywriter.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports various employment opportunities for advertising, promotions and marketing managers are expected to increase by 9% through 2026.* The demand for social media marketing experts exists in almost every industry, including entertainment, healthcare, journalism, politics and retail.
SNHU's online social media degree concentration presents a broad knowledge base, providing access to the theory, history and application of using social media in a marketing context. You'll learn to engage and enhance the brand experience while strengthening the relationship between customer and product.
SNHU's bachelor's in social media marketing program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business 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.
This course is designed to give students an understanding of advertising, public relations, corporate communications and sales promotions and the role that the media plays in integrated marketing communications strategies. This course focuses on the planning, research and creative skills needed to reach IMC objectives. Writing intensive course.
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the concepts involved in integrated marketing communication (IMC) which includes a focus on social media and the role they play in advertising, public relations, branding, and corporate communication strategies. This course focuses on the planning, research and creative skills needed to reach promotional objectives.
This course compares and contrasts secondary and primary research with emphasis on the latter. Students explore different types of primary research as well as the basic research methods. It focuses primarily on the survey.
This course explores the behavior that consumers display in searching, purchasing, using,evaluating and disposing of products.
Examine the importance of a company's brand with a focus on the approaches to building, maintaining, growing, and salvaging a brand.
This is the capstone course of the undergraduate marketing curriculum. It focuses primarily on the decisions required of marketing executives as they seek to develop, implement and control integrated marketing programs. Students will be asked to apply their understanding of marketing principles covered in other marketing courses to solve specific company problems. Topics include a diversity of product, market and industry environments. Writing Intensive Course.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We 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.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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