Social Media Essentials

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Gain a fundamental understanding of the many aspects related to social media including digital communication, monitoring, measurement, privacy, security and branding. Students will learn how to integrate messaging and media into coordinated strategies to achieve marketing objectives.

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Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
ADVR10072 Applied Social Media in Business ACCELERATED! Explore the application of social media in business organizations. Topics: corporate branding, fundraising, social media advocacy campaigns, realigning and utilizing traditional approaches to marketing, advertising and branding using social media. Discover the best practices for using social media as a learning and collaboration tool within organizations and in a professional networking and expertise-sharing capacity. Working knowledge of social media recommended. 42 hours.
ADVR10074 Developing a Social Media Strategy ACCELERATED! Focus on skills-building and creating and implementing a social media strategy including identifying and working with social media tools, assessing how tools support overall branding, advertising, marketing and/or communication strategies. Explore, identify and engage online communities that support internal and external social media strategies and learn about resources that aid in the development and implementation of effective social media strategies. 42 hours.
COMM10342 Digital Communication (Social Media) ACCELERATED! Social media requires a different approach to communication and writing in terms of how you write, who you are communicating with and how your message is received. Use social media tools to practice and assess your social media writing capacity. 42 hours.
MCOM10228 Introduction to Social Media ACCELERATED! Explore the fundamentals of social media including emerging technologies and tools, current trends and future directions, benefits, values and risks. Analyze case studies to assess how social media impacts and influences fields such as communication and marketing and how it informs future trends and developments. 42 hours.
ADVR10075 Measuring Social Media Impact ACCELERATED! Discover the tools available for monitoring and measuring social media efforts. Discuss the challenges of ongoing measurement in a rapidly changing field and explore strategies for addressing these challenges. Introduces basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how social media efforts can lead to increased and effective website traffic. Introduction to Social Media recommended. 42 hours.
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