Global Marketing Management Graduate Certificate

The Global Marketing Management graduate certificate at Boston University’s Metropolitan College introduces innovative marketing concepts, focusing on Internet-enabled approaches combined with the marketing skills necessary for today’s highly competitive and international environment. You will learn Internet-based marketing skills such as web design, SEO, and SEM, and develop an appreciation for the power of social media. Through partnerships with universities around the world, the program offers a truly unique opportunity to take online courses in English with MBA students worldwide, learning about marketing and business in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In our specially designed international course series, you will learn from partner university professors while engaging with students employed in the region’s corporations. The certificate is truly an exciting opportunity to learn the new marketing skills necessary for competition in today’s highly sophisticated web environment—while engaging with fellow students around the globe.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Global Marketing Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of opportunities offered by the Internet and various digital business strategies and technologies.
  • The technical skills to be able to write and put into operation enterprise Internet strategy.
  • Skills and abilities necessary to operate in a global environment and use a broad range of innovative marketing techniques.
  • Specific marketing skills and related marketing concepts, including social media marketing.
  • The knowledge necessary to optimize websites for various search engine functions, and engage in a broad range of innovative marketing techniques.
  • Knowledge and expertise of international marketing and management that enables successful competition in the global economy.

Graduate Certificate in Global Marketing Management Program Options

Available on campus and in the following format:

  • Online
  • Blended: By combining the convenience of online study and the dynamic of face-to-face learning, the blended format provides added flexibility and new avenues of opportunity for those with demanding schedules.

Individuals considering using graduate certificate courses toward the Master of Science in Administrative Studies (MSAS) or the MS in Global Marketing Management (MSGMM) must:

  • Apply to the MSAS or MSGMM program prior to completing two courses
  • Recognize that grades earned in certificate courses will not be used in the admission decision process
  • Meet the department’s academic admission requirements


Prior to starting a certificate course, students are required to submit a certificate application and evidence of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the international equivalent).

A 3.0 GPA is required for certificate award, and no course with a grade below B- may be credited toward the certificate.


(Four courses/16 credits)

Provides a detailed examination of how businesses can successfully use Internet and Web technology. Students are introduced to the concepts and issues of electronic commerce. Topics include comparison of e-commerce procedures, payment mechanisms, applications in different industry sectors, security, the challenges of starting and maintaining an electronic business site, as well as a comparison with traditional business practices.   [ 4 cr. ]

Spring 2019
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Page T 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
C1 IND Appeltans W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Fall 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Appeltans KCB 107 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
B2 IND Page FLR 121 T 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Prereq: MET AD648
Marketing approaches have been significantly altered with the advent of the Internet. This course provides a view of marketing for the twenty- first century. Special emphasis is provided on the impact of new Internet marketing techniques, research using data mining and metrics, search engine optimization, reaching consumer markets through the new business models associated with social communities, blogs, and other Web 2.0 structures. 4cr.  [ 4 cr. ]

Spring 2019
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
D1 IND Goncalves R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Fall 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Goncalves EPC 209 R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
D2 IND Lee SHA 201 R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Plus two additional Administrative Sciences graduate courses, chosen with an advisor’s approval.


View all Administrative Sciences graduate courses.