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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

How to study marketing abroad

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Marketing study abroad programs

Marketing undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in marketing

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    Business Administration: Marketing - BA Keiser University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    33,120 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Marketing - BSc Greenville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,580 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Business Administration - Marketing - BSc Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    35,736 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Management (Marketing) - BSc St. Francis College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    26,688 USD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Marketing - BSc Fisher College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    31,992 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Associate in marketing

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    Marketing - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,600 USD
    Start date
    August, January
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    General Marketing - ASc Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,304 USD
    Start date
    February, June, August
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    Digital Media and Marketing - AASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,892 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Marketing - AASc St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    5,520 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Diploma in marketing

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    Marketing - UGDip MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    30 months
    Tuition fees per year
    3,000 USD
    Start date
    January, April
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    Business - Marketing - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,532 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Business - Marketing
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    Business: Marketing - UGDip Centennial College, Canada | Online

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,237 CAD
    Start date
    September, May, January
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    Business Administration (Marketing) - Year 2 - UGDip Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,102 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Fashion Marketing - UGDip Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    21,383 CAD
    Start date
    September, January, May
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Pathway in marketing

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    11,500 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Fashion Marketing (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

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

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    Marketing & Entrepreneurship - Cert Trent University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    -
    Tuition fees per year
    23,529 CAD
    Start date
    -
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    Marketing - Cert Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,000 CAD
    Start date
    September, January
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Marketing graduate programs

Master's in marketing

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    MBA: Concentration in Marketing - MBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    12,600 USD
    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Marketing - MBA Keiser University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,912 USD
    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Marketing
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    Marketing MBA - MBA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,100 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Strategic Marketing - MA Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    13,000 EUR
    Start date
    October
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    MBA in Global Marketing - MBA Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    37,500 CHF
    Start date
    April, September
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Doctorate in marketing

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    Economics, Finance & Marketing - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    34,560 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Management & Marketing - PhD University of Wyoming, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,500 USD
    Start date
    May, September
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    Marketing - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,300 GBP
    Start date
    October, February
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    Management, Marketing and People - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,780 GBP
    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
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    Marketing, Events and Law - PhD University of Gloucestershire, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,200 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in marketing

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    Marketing - PDip University of Otago, New Zealand | Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    31,056 NZD
    Start date
    February
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    Business – Marketing - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Fashion Marketing and Management - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Tuition fees per year
    16,940 CAD
    Start date
    September
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    Marketing – Business - OCDip Durham College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    28 months
    Tuition fees per year
    14,942 CAD
    Start date
    September
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    Business Administration - Marketing - PGDip North Island College, Canada

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

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    Marketing - PGCert Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    24,000 USD
    Start date
    January, May
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    Marketing - PGCert RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    19,200 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Marketing - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    18,345 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Marketing: Corporate Account Management - GradCert Centennial College, Canada | Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    16,413 CAD
    Start date
    September, January
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    Marketing - PGCert Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,900 NZD
    Start date
    February, July
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Pathway in marketing

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

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    11,500 GBP
    Start date
    February, September
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    Marketing and Strategy Pre-Master's - PGP Kingston University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Tuition fees per year
    9,500 GBP
    Start date
    January, April
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    Business, Management and Marketing, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Huddersfield, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 months
    Tuition fees per year
    7,600 GBP
    Start date
    June, 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.