2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Marketing Communication

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Course offerings in the Department of Marketing Communication prepare students for careers in the fields of marketing, advertising, public relations, brand communications, digital media, sales, social media, and promotion. The major is grounded in a curriculum that combines thought, theory, and practice with the guiding philosophy that marketing professionals must bring together a diverse variety of communication principles. The goal is to prepare professional marketing communicators who are creative and strategic-who understand the power of communication to influence attitudes and behaviors, and who are able to design and manage strategic campaigns for diverse for-profit and nonprofit organizations and clients.

Along with classwork, students undertake extracurricular activities and internships that help them develop and apply their knowledge in the working world. Most courses take place at the Boston campus. Students can also do coursework and internships in other locations such as Los Angeles (USA), Salzburg (Austria), Barcelona (Spain), and Kasteel Well (The Netherlands).

Co-curricular Activities

The Department of Marketing Communication is committed to providing professional-level experiences for its students by supporting participation in EmComm, a faculty-supervised and student-run integrated marketing communication organization that works with clients in the Greater Boston area; the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA); and the American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapter (AMACC). In addition, the department encourages student involvement with the Boston Advertising Club and the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange.

Minor Programs

The Department of Marketing Communication offers students the opportunity to pursue minors that are complementary to the major programs offered throughout the College. The Business Studies for Communication and the Arts minor requires 20 credits, 12 of which must be taken at Emerson; students may count up to 4 credits from the Liberal Arts requirements toward this minor. The Entrepreneurial Studies minor requires 20 credits, including two 8-credit courses that can only be taken at Emerson and must be taken in consecutive fall and spring semesters. Courses used toward the Entrepreneurial or Business Studies minor may not be applied toward the Marketing Communication major or the Business of Creative Enterprises major. Students not majoring in the department may pursue the Marketing Communication minor, which requires 20 credits, 16 of which must be taken at Emerson. All three minors, Marketing Communication, Entrepreneurial Studies, and Business Studies, are open to students across all disciplines at the College.

Double Major Policy

Due to the intense demands of the Business of Creative Enterprises  and Media Psychology curriculums, students who pursue these majors may not double major.


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