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Executive Master's in Marketing and Strategic Communications

Online with On-site Residency

Find Your Path to the C-Suite.

You've launched new products, developed competitive strategies, managed creative campaigns, and delivered the results... now it's time to elevate your own brand and reputation through an NYU executive master's degree. Prepare for new opportunities in strategic marketing and communications while building leadership skills for the C-Suite.


Designed by senior-level professionals for marketing and PR executives on the rise, the 5-semester program features 1 week in-person at the start + 4 days in-person at the end. The rest is online, affording you the flexibility to complete your degree while working full time.

The program is offered by the NYU School of Professional Studies, a leader and innovator in workforce development and industry focused education. Developed and delivered by a globally recognized research and teaching university, this degree prepares you for the unprecedented changes occurring in these fields, affords invaluable networking opportunities, and provides the NYU competitive advantage that will position you for success.

Explore Graduate Opportunities at NYU SPS

Join an upcoming online session to learn more about our graduate degree programs including the Executive Master's in Marketing and Strategic Communications. As an attendee of an Explore Graduate Opportunities at NYU SPS session, you will meet members of our team and have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and application process.

6:00 PM until 7:30 PM EDT

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Drive Growth Through Marketing & PR

Advance Your Digital & Data Capabilities

Expand Your Industry & Career Scope



Entry term(s): Fall 2024

Program Format: Executive Style: one week in-person at the start of the program + four days in-person at the end of the program + the rest of instruction provided online (synchronous and asynchronous instruction)

Program Highlights: Cohort Model; Applied Professional Curriculum; Innovation Capstone course; Designed for executives in full-time positions

Employer Sponsorships: The Executive Master's in Marketing and Strategic Communications program provides applicants and admitted students a sample request for employer sponsorship, which can be used as a tool to have a conversation with your employer. Financial sponsorship is not required to apply or enroll in the program.

5 Pillars of the Program


Accomplished and high caliber marketing and communications professionals with eight years of experience and responsibilities at the director or VP-level and above will benefit most from this degree program. Those who seek deeper knowledge and the leadership skills to: advance to the C-Suite, transition to working for larger brands or agencies, switch from one industry specialty to another or move from the agency to the client side, will find the course content offered invaluable in helping them to reach their professional goals and objectives.


This executive-level degree program offers greater applied professional insights than an MBA. In addition, unlike other marketing and communications degrees, it builds your expertise in marketing and public relations, with an integrated approach that prepares you for traditional executive-level positions, as well as for emerging roles such as Chief Growth Officer or Chief Experience Officer. Through the Executive Master's you’ll gain the critical thinking and leadership skills needed to effectively drive business growth through the marketing and PR functions.

"CMOs’ responsibilities are shifting, and around three quarters are now responsible for contributing to business growth (76%) and data and technology (74%)."
Source: Cap Gemini Research Institute Report 2021


Expect a stellar NYU education—one that leverages the program's location in NYC, while providing invaluable global insights. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the critical hard skills required for executive-level management of marketing and communications, including data science for informed decision-making, as well as soft skills such as negotiation and growth- orientation. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to assume roles, such as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) or Chief Communications Officer (CCO).

"A full 61% of CMOs said they do not have a direct report who could step into the CMO role tomorrow."
Source: CMO Club benchmark study from February 2020


Your professors are industry experts with deep practical and professional experiences, teaching alongside leading academics. They have designed a curriculum that will build the knowledge, skills, and abilities, that are critical for executives to think and act strategically in a complex and evolving marketing and communications environment. Their impeccable credentials, combined with their own years of experience in leadership roles will provide the insider's view that makes this degree so incredibly valuable.

A Mission That Drives Your Success


Committing to an executive-level course of study takes energy, drive, and the desire to move ahead. We are more than happy to answer your questions and provide guidance on next steps. sps.execms@nyu.edu


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