Online marketing course curriculum
Our online marketing course curriculum introduces you to the theory and techniques successful advertising, marketing, communications, and public relations professionals use every day. This info-packed course targets nearly every facet of this fascinating industry from the development of creative messaging to consumer strategy, media planning to brand identity.
Curriculum LessonsLesson 1: Learning at Ashworth
The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
Evaluating your business idea; setting yourself apart from the competition; market testing; investment funding and donation funding; qualities of an entrepreneur; crowdfunding and angel investors.
Characteristics of a successful campaign; the marketing, economic, communications and societal implications of advertising; roles of the agency, vendor, media and audience; the evolution of advertising; implications of the global marketplace; niche marketing; interactive advertising.
The marketing, economic, communications and societal implications of advertising; roles of the agency, vendor, media and audience; the evolution of advertising; implications of the global marketplace; niche marketing; interactive advertising. What is marketing? The role of advertising in the marketing plan; consumer, business-to-business, industrial, institutional, and reseller markets; the marketing mix; market segmentation; producer-to-consumer distribution channels; ad agency structure and function.
The dynamics of consumer behavior; identifying target markets; cultural, social and psychological factors that influence buying behavior; core consumer values; the buying decision process.
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This program introduces the student to the basics of media development for marketing applications. Topics include the characteristics of successful professionals, the difference between marketing and advertising, building a brand, developing effective ad campaigns, selecting appropriate media, managing customer relationships, and organizing public relations.
After completing the Marketing Communications program, students will be able to:
- Describe the field of marketing communications, explain the characteristics of successful professionals, and identify the different types of marketing-related careers available to students with the appropriate knowledge and training.
- Compare and contrast the disciplines of marketing and advertising, and explain the functions, characteristics, and activities involved with each.
- Identify the psychological factors that influence consumers and describe how these factors are assimilated into the structure of effective campaigns.
- Define the principles of integrated marketing communications (IMC) and describe how companies apply these principles to ensure messages are heard by both consumers and businesses.
- Define the advertising management process and explain how a company's mission, products, and services impact its advertising programs.
- Describe the criteria for creative, effective advertising and marketing messages, giving consideration to the message's strategic purpose, intended media, aesthetic intent, and target audience.
- Define and describe consumer and trade promotions and explain how they are developed and designed based on their objectives and intended market.
The tools to grow your career
The Ashworth College online marketing course curriculum is designed to give you foundational skills for an exciting and ever-changing field. To help you find the perfect place to apply your skills, we offer exclusive Career Tools to give you access to career advice, job search assistance, and a network of employers. You can access it all while you are a student and after you graduate.