Credit hours: 30
Online and evening class options
Start terms: fall, spring, summer
Conquer the digital frontier and triumph in the marketing revolution
Digital is here to stay. Understanding how technology applies to modern concepts in marketing is vital to the success of every business. With class projects, you will analyze and create solutions to critical challenges facing companies today. The program features unique specializations that link marketing management with digital transformations in global services, brand communication in the digital era, digital analytics, global sustainability, and 21st-century consumer behavior. Graduates leave with the state-of-the-art toolkit needed to manage at the highest levels of marketing in the very best organizations.
“I didn’t have the resources to quit my job and go to school full time. CU Denver gave me the opportunity to continue working while advancing my career.”
– Jennifer Leitsch '08
Director of Corporate Responsibility
A flexible program that can be tailored to your interests, we offer more specialization options than any other MS Marketing program in Colorado. Our seven specializations reflect the following trends in today’s digital age such as marketing analytics, digital marketing, brand communications, and marketing strategy.
Compared to a traditional MBA program, the in-depth MS Marketing program hones your marketing skills in topics such as consumer insights, brand building, marketing communication, services transformation, marketing analytics, and marketing strategy. You will engage with other students who are driven professionals, most of whom have significant experience in marketing. You will interact with faculty, business partners, and students who challenge one another with the scientific, practical, and creative dimensions of marketing management.
Marketing software applications bring marketing to life in the classroom and give you training in the technical skills necessary to be successful as a marketer. Our program utilizes the folowing software:
Evening and online class options allow you to continue working or pick up a full-time internship to apply your knowledge. Because of our location and flexibility, this program attracts working professionals, so your peers will bring their expertise into classroom discussions.
You'll have full access to our Business Career Connections team for life. With over 10 years of recruiting and advising experience, they'll help you navigate your way through the corporate recruiting process. Our connections to over 300 business partners provide exclusive opportunities to network with industry leaders. Their services include:
The marketing curriculum consists of 30 credit hours of core and elective courses. Electives give you the freedom to explore one of our six specializations. No matter your choice, you’ll be exposed to simulations, consulting projects, and guest speakers in your classes.
These classes establish a broad foundation of modern marketing skills. Course topics include:
We offer six unique specializations to focus your degree on. These classes are updated every semester to keep up with the trends. Course topics include:
Specializations require 12 hours of related coursework and can be added or changed throughout your program.
Analytics is playing a larger role in marketing efforts. With this specialization, you’ll be able to harness the power of data into making smarter decisions. Course topics include:
The evolving digital landscape has completely changed how companies and consumers connect. Marketing communications are always adapting to these new trends, and you need to be at the forefront. Course topics include:
Global marketing is more than just selling your product or service overseas. When done right, you can catapult your company to the next level and build a high quality reputation for your brand around the world. Course topics include:
Marketing strategy is essential to the success of start-ups especially in the high-tech industries. Learn how to integrate a sound marketing strategy into new ventures. Course topics include:
Marketing is a science as much as an art, and robust marketing is not coincidental. Embrace a passion for data that builds effective and efficient communication strategies while staying relevant. Course topics include:
Marketing strategy is evolving and sustainability is becoming a key issue to businesses internationally. Learn how to integrate social, ethical, and environmental values into marketing strategy development. Course topics include:
Delve into the multibillion dollar industries of sports and entertainment. Whether it’s Disney World or the Broncos, the specific needs for marketing in this field require a specialized approach. Course topics include:
The cost of tuition for the MS Marketing degree is different for in-state and out-of-state students.
Residents of western states may qualify for in-state tuition. The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) requires that students maintain current residency of WRGP state until degree completion.
Scholarships are available for students. The Business School offers a recurring scholarship opportunity for applicants based on merit at the time of admission. You must have submitted your application by the priority deadline to be considered for this scholarship.
$3,000-$5,000 for incoming students. If you have a GMAT score over 680 you will automatically be contacted for consideration.
As a current student, you can apply for additional scholarships every semester. Some awards are based on program and course enrollment.
Dual degree options for Master of Science programs include all of our MBA programs and all Business School Master of Science programs. We design a specific degree plan so you get through both programs as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. The amount of credits in each dual degree depends on the amount of overlap between degree programs. Eligible Master of Science programs include:
If you are applying for both degrees, you will only need to submit one online application and pay one application fee. Be aware that you must meet specific admission standards for each degree.
Applicants are required to submit all application materials. Interviews are not a part of the admission process. To receive priority admission, we must have received your online application and all other required materials including transcripts and GMAT/GRE scores by the deadline.
You can check your admission status online through the account you created for the online application. You will receive a final decision by email within two to three weeks from submission of all materials.
The admissions committee considers each candidate’s entire record of achievement. This is demonstrated through:
No work experience or formal business education is required for admission. However, professional experience strengthens your application. Candidates with less work experience can show potential through academic and experiential success.
For any questions, please contact our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-315-8200.
To meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) criteria, you must either showcase your proficiency through past education in English instruction or an English Language Proficiency test. If you are a citizen of a country whose official language is English, you do not have to prove proficiency. See below for a listing of accepted countries.
To claim proficiency, you must complete one of the following criteria. Please note that test scores are valid for two years.
To be eligible for scholarships you must apply by the priority deadlines. Plan to submit materials early to expedite processing. Deadlines apply to all required documents. Please note that if you apply by the final deadlines many classes may be full.
Plan to submit materials early to expedite processing. Deadlines apply to all required documents. To be eligible for scholarships you must apply by the priority deadlines. Please note that if you apply by the final deadlines many classes may be full. Course offerings are limited for summer.
Expand your cultural perspective with travel courses. Choose from a variety of countries and topics.
Past options have included:
Sports and entertainment in London
Marketing in Spain
Marketing in Costa Rica
Marketing and IT in Chile
Guest speakers include executives across a number of organizations including:
“CU Denver in particular fell in line with my personal goals: study with motivated peers who already had experience to bring to the table and learn from professors that wouldn’t just throw textbooks at us and lecture.”
– Alex Linares, current student
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