Social Media Marketing

1 Units
Blackboard/Zoom
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Connect with Your Followers

Take your brand to the next level by cultivating your brand awareness and presence. Learn to develop engaging social media marketing campaigns by addressing your audience and followers. In this course we will discuss how to approach social media from a strategic angle by understanding what networks your customers are using, and how they are using them. We will identify and set up social media channels that work best for your business and look at the different ways in which you can and should be engaging and participating in social media to drive awareness to your company in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This continuing education course is intended for professionals seeking expand digital marketing skills. Students will obtain the analytical tools to increase brand awareness of company or organization, sales and online customer engagement through content creation strategy.

Course Materials: All materials shared via Blackboard

Remote Learning: The safety of our community is our top priority and we believe that extending remote teaching to support social distancing efforts is the best decision at this time. USD has created a dedicated COVID-19 website to serve as the first stop for the USD community for information. Visit the University’s COVID-19 website (sandiego.edu/coronavirus) for the most current information for the USD community.

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What You Will Learn

  • Align business goals, brand and voice with social media marketing activities
  • Build a content strategy for social media
  • Develop, launch and manage a social media strategy for your business or organization
  • Maintain and participate effectively across different social networks
  • Engage with your audience on social and expand your reach

Instructors

Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Learning Method Information

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Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with seven learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

Testimonials

Out of the five classes in the Strategic Online Marketing Certificate Program that I’ve taken, Social Media proved to be the most educational, relevant and useful so far. The information and tools that I learned from Maresa Friedman are immediately applicable and crucial for my business endeavor. I am so grateful that she teaches this course and that I signed up for it!

This is a fun class