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Study Marketing abroad

An in-depth guide to studying marketing as an international student.

Marketing degrees abroad

Studying for a marketing degree is appealing to students who want to become involved with a more creative side of the business world. On a marketing program abroad you will gain the skills and knowledge to start a career in marketing, managing projects, people and analysis.

International students studying marketing benefit from a range of career services at their university, as well as programs created in association with professional marketing bodies and organizations. The aim of this type of degree is to prepare you to enter the workplace in a marketing role upon graduation.

Students may choose to study marketing abroad for many reasons, including the quality of education. In places like the US and Europe the reputation of their many large businesses attracts many international students to study there.

Marketing programs are often run by business schools and have options at all levels including bachelor’s, master’s and PhD.

Marketing program structure

Studying abroad for a bachelor’s in marketing will take between three and four years, with a master’s taking between one and two years of study. You may also have the option of a year in industry (also known as a placement year), or work experience arranged through the university’s career services.

In a liberal arts bachelor’s degree you may choose marketing as your major; this becomes the main focus of your degree alongside a general education in the arts and humanities.

Most of your time studying for a marketing degree will be spent in lectures, alongside personal study time, and discussing your learning in seminars and work groups.Where possible a university will strive to use real world situations and practical tasks to improve your skills and career prospects.

The exact structure and content of a marketing program will vary due to the country and the university you are studying in. Some of the modules or electives that may count towards a marketing degree will surround topics such as:

  • Research
  • Statistics
  • Consumer behavior
  • Management
  • Communication
  • Branding
  • Ethics
  • Law

Types of marketing degrees

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Marketing study abroad programs

Marketing undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in marketing

  • Greenville University Logo

    Marketing Greenville University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 27,580 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date January, August
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  • IFM University Logo

    Digital Marketing IFM University, Switzerland

    • Tuition fees per year 29,000 CHF
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date January, April, October
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  • Fisher College Logo

    Marketing Fisher College, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 31,992 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons Logo

    Tourism: Marketing and Product Development in Tourism University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Switzerland

    • Tuition fees per year 3,100 CHF
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date September
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  • Long Island University Post Logo

    Business Administration - Marketing Long Island University Post, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 35,736 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, September
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Certificate in marketing

  • Business Academy Aarhus Logo

    Marketing Management Business Academy Aarhus, Denmark

    • Tuition fees per year 8,000 EUR
    • Program type Undergraduate certificate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date August
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  • Trent University Logo

    Marketing & Entrepreneurship Trent University, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 23,529 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate certificate
    • Duration
    • Start date
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Diploma in marketing

  • MAHSA University Logo

    Marketing MAHSA University, Malaysia

    • Tuition fees per year 3,000 USD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years 6 months
    • Start date January, April
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  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Logo

    Advertising and Marketing Communications Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 15,412 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date September
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  • Centennial College Logo

    Business – Marketing Centennial College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,531 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, May, September
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  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Logo

    Business Administration (Marketing) - Year 2 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,102 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, May, September
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  • Fanshawe College Logo

    Fashion Marketing and Management Fanshawe College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,940 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 1 year 2 months
    • Start date September
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Pathway in marketing

  • University of Huddersfield Logo

    Business, Management & Marketing, International Year One University of Huddersfield, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 11,500 USD
    • Program type Undergraduate pathway
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date January, September
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  • Leeds Beckett University Logo

    Fashion Marketing (Foundation) Leeds Beckett University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 10,900 USD
    • Program type Undergraduate pathway
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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Associate in marketing

  • Mohawk Valley Community College Logo

    Digital Media and Marketing Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 6,892 USD
    • Program type Associate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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Marketing graduate programs

Master's in marketing

  • Long Island University Post Logo

    Marketing MBA Long Island University Post, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 44,100 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • University of Liverpool Logo

    Marketing University of Liverpool, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 20,000 GBP
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
    Show more details about Marketing
  • Erasmus University of Rotterdam Logo

    Data Science and Marketing Analytics Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

    • Tuition fees per year 15,000 EUR
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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  • RMIT University Logo

    Business (Economics, Finance & Marketing) RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 30,720 AUD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Otago Logo

    Marketing University of Otago, New Zealand

    • Tuition fees per year 29,400 NZD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July
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Certificate in marketing

  • Northeastern University Logo

    Marketing Northeastern University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 24,000 USD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date January, May
    Show more details about Marketing
  • RMIT University Logo

    Marketing RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 19,200 AUD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 6 months
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Newcastle Logo

    Marketing University of Newcastle, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 18,345 AUD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 6 months
    • Start date February, July, September
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  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Logo

    Marketing Management Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,532 CAD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date January
    Show more details about Marketing Management
  • Centennial College Logo

    Marketing Management Centennial College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,531 CAD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date January, July, September
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Pathway in marketing

  • University of Surrey Logo

    Strategic Marketing (with Placement Year), Pre-Masters University of Surrey, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 11,500 USD
    • Program type Postgraduate pathway
    • Duration 6 months
    • Start date February, September
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  • Kingston University Logo

    Marketing and Strategy Pre-Master's Kingston University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 9,500 USD
    • Program type Postgraduate pathway
    • Duration 8 months
    • Start date January, April
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  • University of Huddersfield Logo

    Business, Management and Marketing, Pre-Masters University of Huddersfield, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 7,600 USD
    • Program type Postgraduate pathway
    • Duration 3 months
    • Start date June, September
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Doctorate in marketing

  • RMIT University Logo

    Economics, Finance & Marketing RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 34,560 AUD
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Wyoming Logo

    Management & Marketing University of Wyoming, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 15,500 USD
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date May, September
    Show more details about Management & Marketing
  • London South Bank University Logo

    Management, Marketing and People London South Bank University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 13,780 GBP
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
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  • University of Gloucestershire Logo

    Marketing, Events and Law University of Gloucestershire, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 13,200 GBP
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date January, September
    Show more details about Marketing, Events and Law
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Diploma in marketing

  • North Island College Logo

    Business Administration - Marketing North Island College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 14,790 CAD
    • Program type Postgraduate diploma
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, September
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Future marketing careers

When you graduate from a marketing degree abroad, you should be ready to join a company at a graduate position. The skills you gain from a marketing program will be useful in many areas of a business, however it is common for students to end up on a path to one of these positions:

  • Brand manager
  • Marketing research analyst
  • Media planner
  • Events manager
  • Communications manager

It’s also worth getting involved with student organizations at university. If you find a student group for your interests you have the opportunity to be elected onto the committee. Volunteering for one of these roles can boost your CV by giving you more experience managing people, projects and events.