Every type of business or industry utilizes marketing professionals. In order to be successful, companies must know their competition, be nimble, anticipate trends in their industry, be customer focused, and identify potential markets. The M.S. in Marketing focuses on data-driven analytics, digital strategy, market research, and new product development to make you a holistic and valued voice in marketing.
Why Lasell's M.S. in Marketing?
- Globally accredited program:
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.
- 12-24 month degree-completion timeframe.
- Tuition is $600 per credit.
- Small classes capped at 23 students.
- No GRE/GMAT requirement.
The Lasell Experience:
Professional focused curriculum - The MS in Marketing curriculum was developed by industry leaders focusing on where the field is going. Courses include Marketing Research & Data Analytics, Digital Marketing, and New Product Development.
Designed for working professionals - Our online course format offers unmatched flexibility to suit your busy lifestyle, while our extensive graduate student services ensure you remain connected to the Lasell community and fully supported throughout your program.
A platform for cultivating leadership - We encourage students to take advantage of leadership courses and opportunities that are built into our curriculum, helping them become agents of change in their workplaces and preparing them for advanced positions following graduation.
Capstone or Internship credit - Through a hands-on research project, apply your new knowledge and gain valuable resume-building experience that will help you hit the ground running after graduation.
This curriculum gives the students the knowledge of innovative marketing strategies in real-life scenarios allowing them to start applying both creative and practical skills to their job as soon as they learn them.
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of integrated marketing communication (IMC) and provide an overview of developments in the field. Students learn about the profession of corporate communication and its interface with society. Some of the topics addressed in the course include the relationship between public relations (PR) and marketing, the history and development of advertising and public relations, public opinion and its role in IMC planning, media relations, research for campaign design, global communication, and crisis management.
This course considers the key aspects of what it means to be a leader in our ever-changing global business environment. Best practices and key considerations for developing global strategy, driving change around the world, managing multicultural teams, addressing the intricacies of a global supply chain, and the challenges we face from macro trends, such as climate change and sustainability.
This course introduces both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, providing the student with an overview of the different steps in the research process. The course evaluates common methods of data analysis, develops skills in critical thinking, and provides experience in data analysis using SPSS.
This course focuses on understanding the fundamental principles of finance, including financial statement analysis, present/future value/ NPV/discounted cash flows, capital budgeting, and risk analysis.
This course involves the study of concepts relating to the operations function in both manufacturing and service organizations. Students study how the operations process is responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling resources in order to effectively and efficiently produce goods and services. Formerly - Operations Management
This course explores how and why consumers behave the way they do. Consumers can be individual households buying goods and services for their own consumption or they can be buyers in industrial and other business-related markets. The course takes an interdisciplinary, in-depth approach to the study of buyer behavior.
This course provides an in-depth study of the marketing research process and how data analytics are an integral part to strategic decision making in the current business environment. The course will integrate the primary research process with secondary data analytics and review the tools used to gather, interpret, analyze and present data to management for better decision-making. Through a project-based approach, students will learn how to conduct research and integrate data analytics in a manner relevant to the business challenge.
The purpose of this course is to explore the nature of marketing in a global context. This includes the decision of extending or adapting domestic marketing strategies for use abroad and the special demands of managing the marketing functions globally. Major emphasis is on developing global marketing strategies. However, the course also addresses issues of importance to entrepreneurs just entering global markets.
This course provides an overview of data-driven strategic marketing; the management, planning and control of the function and the process. Designed as a foundation course for the Masters in Marketing, an emphasis is placed on developing the skills to lead, plan, implement and measure strategic marketing initiatives within the dynamics of today’s organization.
This course provides a practical view of how Digital Marketing has grown to become a strategic foundation for today’s marketer. It is critical to have a basic understanding of the tools and best practices of Digital Marketing and how they are applied to build marketing programs that are smarter and faster. The course will cover how branding and marketing messages translate across digital platforms and how the latest techniques to reach and engage audiences are assessed and integrated into the marketing strategy.
The main objective of this course is to provide a framework so that students gain a fundamental understanding of the new product development and introduction process. The course emphasizes the process of new product development, from idea generation to commercialization, and the critical role it plays in driving innovation and growth. It will provide practical tools to develop and implement launch plans for new products, services and brands.
In this course, students undertake comprehensive research projects under the direction of a faculty mentor. The project is an intensive study based on action research models from the behavioral sciences enabling the student to demonstrate the mastery of the concepts, ideas, knowledge, and insights implicit in the Master of Science in Management curriculum. No later than the semester preceding the undertaking of the Research Project, the student should present to the designated faculty mentor a two-page summary of the proposed research. Each student makes a public and professional presentation of their Capstone Project findings. This course is taken during the student's final graduate semester.
The internship is a hands-on working experience in the student’s field of concentration requiring a minimum of 150 hours of placement under the supervision of both an employer and a faculty member. Beginning in the semester preceding the internship placement, the student identifies what type of organization they desire for their internship. The student holds primary responsibility for obtaining a field experience site and is responsible for setting up interviews with prospective internship sites Students may not perform internships at their current place of employment without prior consent of the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies. This course is taken during the student’s final graduate semester
Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's MS in Marketing must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.
Admission Requirements Checklist:
- Online application
- Official transcripts of all college-level coursework*
- A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
* A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than three years of professional work experience.
Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466