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Management - Digital Marketing

Introduction
Marketing has been dominated in recent years by a shift to digital, mobile and social media, hyper-targeting and feedback of real-time metrics and data leading the way over traditional marketing where interaction information is not as forthcoming.

The MSc in Digital Marketing is designed to help participants understand how digital technologies are changing consumer behavior and equip them with the knowledge to engage with consumers using digital channels.

Graduates from this programme will have highly-developed competencies in communicating and marketing using social media, analytics and other digital and mobile technologies.

Why do this course?
Designed and continually updated in conjunction with both leading industry and academic experts.

Lectures are delivered by experienced international and Irish experts from industry and practice.

DCU Business School, accredited by AACSB, has an established international reputation for high quality graduates.

This programme is ranked in the World's Top 30 Master's in Marketing by Eduniversal

Choose between a dissertation or an applied research project for a live client.

Programme
Students will undertake six core modules in a range of digital marketing related topics in addition to an applied research project or dissertation.

Digital Marketing Mechanics and Authorship provides students with the technical knowledge and skills to author and communicate brand messaging using common and emerging digital marketing technologies. Delivered by experienced practitioners, the Digital Marketing & eBusiness Management module enables students to deliver and manage tactical digital marketing and e-commerce campaigns and projects. Students develop creative digital advertising campaigns and learn how to manage digital advertising operations in the Digital Advertising & Communications module.

Strategic Thinking & Data Analytics equips students with the knowledge of a variety of data visualisation techniques and statistical techniques to make sense of the emergence and exponential growth of big data. Building upon this, the purpose of the Marketing Strategies & Metrics module is to motivate students’ appreciation of current needs for marketing metrics and to develop a comprehensive understanding of strategy-based performance measurement frameworks.

Finally, students are introduced the tools and techniques for constructing, optimising and maintaining websites as part of the Applied Web Design & Development module, addressing web usability, design guidelines and user experience.

Both the Dissertation and Practicum affords students opportunity to exercise their creative, questioning, analytic, and writing skills in a focused and practical manner. Whereas the dissertation is a critical evaluation of a research question primarily from an academic perspective, the practicum is intended to expose the student to an analysis of a real-world problem. While their focus is different (primarily academic or applied) they must each contain a substantial piece of primary research and students are expected to put into practice the theoretical materials covered in earlier modules.

Why DCU
Dublin City University has forged a reputation as Ireland's University of Enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, research and industry partners both at home and overseas.

Our solid industry relationships have allowed us to instill an enterprising culture into our postgraduate courses which has resulted in DCU Business School’s reputation as being Ireland’s most innovative business school.

We provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators.

The quality of our teaching, our small class sizes, our high levels of industry engagement make us stand out, and have been recognized by AACSB, the oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.

DCU graduates are highly sought after in the job market, with many going on to pursue management roles in organisations both at home and abroad.

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements
Candidates should hold an Honours degree (2.1) in a Business discipline, or equivalent international qualification. If you have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree in a Business discipline, you may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places. You may be invited for interview. Candidates who have not received their degree results by the application closing date may receive conditional offers. Given the applied nature of the programme, consideration will be given in a small number of cases to exceptional applicants who do not meet normal entry criteria.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Careers
Digital marketing changes rapidly and is experiencing phenomenal growth. Graduates from the MSc in Digital Marketing Programmes are employed in a variety of senior marketing roles in all sectors including Google, Edelman, Accenture, Dell, An Bord Bia, Paddy Power, Bank of Ireland, Novartis and others.

Advertising
Agency Strategist
Brand Account Manager
Business Analyst
Communications
Data Analytics
Digital Account Executive
Digital Project Planner
Direct Marketing Executive
Marketing

Further enquiries

Laura Berry
e: laura.berry@dcu.ie
t: +353 (01) 7005450

Assessment method

Assessments include:
• Complete a search engine optimisation (SEO) report for a chosen client

• Design and run a digital advertising campaign

• Demonstrate mastery of analytics techniques using large social media data sets

• Complete Google Analytics, AdWords, Video Advertising Certifications

• Develop websites using industry recognised content management systems

Application date

How to Apply and Closing Dates
Make an Application
EU Applicants
Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) by 31st July 2017 for the September 2017 intake.

Non-EU Applicants
Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (www.pac.ie/dcu) by 11th July 2017 for the September 2017 intake.

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