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Marketing Management
Certificate Program

Marketing Management

Anticipating customer needs

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Certificate Description

Silicon Valley-style customer-driven marketing

The days of siloed sales and marketing are over. The buyer is now in control. We teach you the tools you need to succeed in sales and marketing alignment; the fusion of sales, marketing, and social selling; and programmatic marketing and sales. Learn how artificial intelligence can personalize the customer experience. We offer two tracks and a shorter specialization.

Marketing Management certificate program objectives

  • Create integrated, multi-channel marketing campaigns
  • Evaluate the success of marketing campaigns based on data
  • Communicate brand values to diverse audiences
  • Leverage social media as a selling tool

Estimated Cost (You pay only for courses you enroll in): $5,500 | International Tuition Cost
Required Credits: Total of 7 courses (15 units): Take 3 courses (7 units) of required credit, 3 courses (6 units) of elective credit, and the Capstone course (2 units). End with Certificate of Completion Review. (*See Recommended Course Sequence for 2020 update.)
Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 9–12 months.


Course Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
1. Required Course(s):
Implementing Marketing and Sales Strategies 2.0
Integrated Marketing Communication 3.0
Principles of Marketing 2.0
2. Electives: Digital Marketing
Advanced Social Media Marketing 2.0 Spring Flexible
Application of Social Media for Business Growth 2.0 Spring Flexible
Applied Digital Media Planning and Platforms 2.0 Winter Flexible Spring Flexible
CRM: Customer Relationship Management 2.0 Fall Flexible Spring Flexible
Customer Acquisition Strategies 2.0 Winter Flexible
Leveraging Content and Social Analytics 2.0
Search Engine Marketing 2.0 Fall Flexible Spring Flexible
Social Media Marketing Fundamentals 2.0 Winter Flexible
Web and Mobile Analytics 2.0
3. Electives: Marketing Management
Consumer Insights: Data Analysis and Interpretation 2.0
Positioning and Brand Management 2.0
Power of Market Research 2.0 Spring Flexible
Product Marketing and Management 2.0
Public and Analyst Relations 2.0 Winter Flexible
Strategic Marketing Operations 2.0
4. Capstone Course:
Marketing in Practice 2.0
5. Completion Review:
Marketing Management Certificate Completion Fee None

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Requisite Knowledge

Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.

Advisory Board


Certificate Program Chair

LY-HUONG PHAM, M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., has over 30 years of experience in general management, system software development, consulting, and entrepreneurship in the high tech industry. She is chief executive officer of Mobiscale LLC, a private company providing end-to-end strategic and engineering services for startups and Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries. Previous experience includes serving as CEO at several startups and holding senior management roles at Apple, Turbolinux, and Cray. She is also co-inventor of 10 granted patents that have produced over a billion dollars in licensing revenue. Pham completed a doctorate in human and organizational systems with a concentration on information society and knowledge organization. As a director and chair of audit committees for several nonprofit organizations, she's worked to transform the health, education, and communities of disadvantaged people in Southeast Asia. She has taught courses in computer sciences, business management, and marketing, in the U.S. and Asia, sharing her integrative view of academic theories and professional lessons learned from company turnarounds, new market developments, startup launches and corporate spin-offs.

Certificate Program Advisory Committee

Director, Executive and Employee Communications
Cadence Design Systems

Corporate VP, Brand and Marketing Operations

Go to Market Leader SMART Platform
Instructor, Social Media Marketing Professional Specialization
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

Delivery Manager, Social Media
Instructor, Marketing Management Certificate Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

Chair and Instructor, Marketing Management Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

Online Media Research / Crisis Communication / Issue & Crisis Management
Intel Corporation

Global Head of Marketing

Marketing Strategist
Instructor, Marketing Management Certificate Program, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension
Santa Clara University/ Stanford University

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To complete a program, you must enroll in the certificate program before enrolling in the Certificate Completion Review.

You have five years to complete all necessary courses in a certificate program or three years to finish up a specialization program.

All the necessary units in a certificate must be completed within this window.* The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the certificate program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2017, you would have to complete all of the required units in this certificate by Sept. 4, 2022.


Enrolling in a certificate program does not trigger the beginning of the five-year window. It begins the first day of the first course that applies to a certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the five-year timeframe.

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* Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, Personal Financial Planning, or curriculum partner programs (Udacity, Microfacturing Institutes) may have a shorter completion requirement.

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Grade Requirements

Please note that only letter grades of C- or higher may be applied to a certificate, and in some programs, students may have more stringent requirements. Students in most employer- and government-sponsored payment programs, such as workforce development, as well as international students on F-1 visas, need to maintain a B average to meet their requirements. Personal Financial Planning students have additional grade requirements for individual courses to attain a certificate.

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