Digital Marketing (MBA Track)

MBA Plus One’s Digital Marketing Track

The rise of social media platforms, online content, and e-commerce has sparked tremendous growth and change in the marketing industry. Businesses highly value leaders who understand how to integrate marketing strategy with the fast-evolving digital landscape.

If you want to increase your earning potential and prepare for career advancement in the dynamic field of digital marketing, this streamlined program allowing you to earn your MBA in just one year could be for you.

Why earn an MBA Plus One focused on Digital Marketing at Aurora University?

As an MBA candidate focusing on digital marketing at AU, you will acquire the skills and experience necessary to understand the business of marketing in a digital world. The program will allow you to better understand consumer relationships, navigate technology, and become an effective leader.

The Digital Marketing track within AU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Plus One program is designed for students who seek to master communication in a digital world. As an AU MBA candidate, you will explore consumer insight, marketing analytics, and digital marketing strategies and establish a strong foundation from which to advance your career. You will learn how to understand, interpret and make decisions based on complex data sets.

Much of your time will be centered on experiential learning — extracting insight from data to solve marketing problems. You will also take part in an internship in your field of interest. All of AU’s courses are taught by experienced professors with a diverse background in both business and marketing. Curriculum highlights include:

  • Consumer Insight for Marketing Decisions
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Data Storytelling
  • Converged Media Strategy
  • Marketing Innovation Capstone

This is a one-year degree that features a 10-week summer term, two eight-week fall modules, and two 8-week spring modules, which will include a professional internship. When you graduate with your MBA you will be prepared to manage marketing communications teams from the perspective of brand, converged media, marketing data analytics, search engine optimization, communication production, and design.


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MBA Plus One
About the MBA Plus One program

AU’s MBA Plus One program allows you to complete your master’s degree in just one year. The program begins in June and finishes the following May. Classes are offered during the day at AU’s main campus.

The MBA Plus One program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to give you a broad understanding of business operations and hone your problem-solving and team-building skills. You’ll apply business theory and research to current business trends and real-world case studies, and you’ll learn from professors who are established experts in their fields.

Experiential learning


Internships and immersion opportunities are built into the program. As an AU MBA candidate, you will have the opportunity to participate in graduate-level internships and client-based projects. You will be prepared to apply that knowledge outside of the classroom.

Sample MBA Plus One (Digital Marketing Track) Schedule
Term Classes

10-week day courses

  • Marketing Management (3)
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3)
  • Budgeting and Financial Management (3)
  • Operations Management (3)
8-week day courses; 2 sessions
  • Consumer Insights (3)
  • Marketing Analytics and Data Storytelling (3)
  • Converged Media Strategy (3)
  • Marketing Innovation Capstone (3)
8-week day courses; 2 sessions
  • Ethics and Decision Making (3)
  • Strategic Management (3)
  • Human Resources Management (3)
  • MBA Internship (3)

Career possibilities

  • Advertising Manager
  • Campaign Manager
  • Content Strategist
  • Digital Marketing Analyst
  • Digital Marketing Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Social Media Director
  • UX Designer

Where our students intern and graduates work

  • Aerotek
  • AHM Brands
  • Association for Individual Development (AID)
  • BrandSafway Scaffolding Systems
  • Brookstone Capital Management
  • Chicago Fire Juniors West
  • Diversity MBA Magazine
  • FLX Bike
  • Highwire PR
  • PAWS Chicago
  • PreMil
  • RAS Communications
  • Savant Wealth Management
  • The Patrick Dealer Group
  • The Whitney Reynolds Show
  • Transload Distribution Association of North America
  • UAM Power
  • Wilks Communications Group