Master of Marketing

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Program Description

Master of Marketing

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Marketing is a dynamic, challenging and fast paced business function focused on the customer. Marketing professionals must be prepared to apply analytical and problem solving skills to make informed marketing decisions in order to address complex business situations. A Master of Marketing from the University of Newcastle equips graduates with marketing knowledge and skills to plan and execute marketing strategies and tactics for organisations in the not-for-profit, government and private sectors.

A Master of Marketing through the University of Newcastle is for professionals aiming to further expand their knowledge in marketing or for people looking to change career into the marketing profession. Marketing is a dynamic field with organisations of all types becoming increasingly market-oriented requiring marketing-qualified professionals , the University of Newcastle’s Master of Marketing program will keep you at the cutting edge of the industry.

The Master of Marketing is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for up to four courses. This means you could reduce your study by up to a third! To learn more about what your professional experience can provide you with, please visit the Professional Development tab.

The Master of Marketing can be studied face-to-face at the Newcastle City Precinct, online or a combination of the two. This allows you to achieve a post grad qualification whilst balancing your professional and personal commitments, through study designed for life.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Marketing is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you searching for a qualification that will enhance your knowledge and capability as a marketer? Due to the dynamic and competitive nature of today’s industry, it is important to be highly skilled in order to be an effective marketer but also for constant professional growth and to improve career opportunities and promotions prospects.

The Master of Marketing focuses on developing greater understanding of marketing principles, consumer decision making and strategic marketing decision making. Specialisation in particular aspects of marketing is also offered which draw upon the research strengths of the faculty, with focus placed on marketing communications, brand management, services and relationship marketing, global marketing, digital marketing and marketing research. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success and can provide you with the know how to efficiently and effectively capture, communicate and deliver value to your target consumers.

The program offers students the opportunity to learn from a blend of cutting-edge academic research with the latest insights from industry. With learning delivered via face to face or an integrated online learning platform to suit busy work schedules and/or personal commitments, the University of Newcastle’s Master of Marketing will enhance your knowledge of marketing, at a time and place that suits the demands of your life.

Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding of a number of aspects of marketing and the ability to plan and implement successful marketing campaigns.

Career Pathways

The Master of Marketing program is comprehensive, contemporary and practical. It will develop your professional expertise in the processes and application of modern marketing. The program will provide you with depth of knowledge of contemporary marketing issues and simultaneously build your skills in analysing situations, marketing opportunities and developing and managing marketing strategy. These outcomes will facilitate you in meeting employment challenges with confidence and conviction.

If you are looking to enter a marketing management role, the Master of Marketing program will give you the edge you need. Marketing career opportunities exist across all industries which span exciting and challenging areas such as marketing strategy and planning, brand management, marketing communications, marketing research, social marketing, digital marketing and sustainability. By completing the Master of Marketing, you will differentiate yourself from other marketers in that you will possess a broad range of marketing knowledge and skills, and you will understand how these skills inter-relate with other organisational functions, in both local and global contexts. The relevant knowledge and skills underlie many senior roles including:

  • Marketing manager
  • Brand manager
  • Marketing communications specialist
  • Market research analyst
  • Media analyst
  • Marketing operations specialist

Admission Requirements

There are two pathways into the Master of Marketing.

Direct entry into the Masters Program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position.

Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning.

The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or
  • At least 5 years business experience.

Students entering via this pathway will be required to:

  • Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and
  • Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 10, 2016
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Master of Marketing