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Business students wishing to pursue focused study in advertising will learn a combination of marketing, media communication, social sciences, public relations, branding, global markets, diverse audiences and more. This group of classes intends to help students get a broad background in advertising by helping them understand how advertising affects and is affected by different social, political, economic, medium and cultural variables. Students will learn how to identify, research and target an audience; understand the dynamics of media culture; advertise in a global marketplace; create and build up a brand; and create an effective advertising campaign for their own businesses. Graduates of advertising programs can find work in the private and public sector and choose to work for large firms, their own companies, nonprofit organizations and other businesses.

Advertising is arguable one of the most creative concentrations in business, allowing students to utilize their artistic talents, writing abilities, and design experience, as well as their practical business skills in statistics, budgeting, business ethics, achieving a profit and organizing a business plan. This collection of courses includes classes offered by the Graduate School at Paris Tech, University of California - Berkeley, MIT, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Students who take these online classes will gain insight into what it's like to work at a larger advertising firm and how to develop an advertising and marketing campaign for a small business.

  • The Art of Advertising [Paris Tech Graduate School] - This course focuses on the British model of communication and media, especially advertising.
  • Advertising Your Business [Kutztown University of Pennsylvania] - Take this workshop to discover new ways to advertise your business that match your budget and background.