For immediate release
October 23rd, 2017
One Course & Two Powerful Outcomes:
MBA Credit & Social Media Certification Prep
The National Institute for Social Media has partnered with St. Mary’s University of Minnesota to deliver an MBA course designed to explore the ethics of business applied to social media while simultaneously preparing students to complete the NISM certified social media strategist exam.
Minneapolis, Minnesota: St. Mary’s University of Minnesota offers Ethics in Social Marketing, the first master’s level course offered through a university based on the social media strategy certification preparation materials created by the National Institute for Social Media. Students are eligible to participate in the course for credit and, upon completing the course, are encouraged to sit for NISM’s certified social media strategist exam.
“We are very excited for this first of its kind partnership with the St. Mary’s University. In this program, SMU students in the MBA course will be able to simultaneously explore the business ethics associated with social media and learn the six content domains explored by the Social Media Strategist (SMS) certification. Investing in students with value added curriculum keeping them current in the ever-changing social media industry.” – Jennifer Radke, CEO
The National Institute for Social Media (NISM) continues to partner with universities, businesses, and training institutions around the world to provide quality social media strategy training for business professionals. A few facts about and benefits of the partnership between the National Institute for Social Media and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota include:
~ St. Mary’s University of Minnesota is the first university to offer an MBA course that doubles as a certification prep course, allowing students to prepare to pass a social media strategy certification that will help them stand out in a competitive job market.
~ NISM’s own Jennifer Radke is currently teaching the online course offering. Students have the opportunity work directly with Jennifer throughout the 8-week course.
~ Completing a certification can not only help students secure the job they want, it can also help them negotiate for as much as a 20% pay increase. (Project Smart)
~ In addition to SMS certification, the National Institute for Social Media also offers corporate training on a wide variety of in-demand social media topics through a variety of formats.
The National Institute for Social Media (NISM) is dedicated to social media certification and education for professional social media practitioners. Our curriculum is designed by educators and leaders in digital marketing and communication to validate the core skills essential for success in the various vocations of social media. Not only does NISM offer exceptional education it’s a life-long community for professional development, continuing education and sharing best practices.
We set the industry standards for social certification and offer industry leading educational programs in social media to help students prepare for the NISM Social Media Strategist certification. In addition, we offer on-going social media professional development conferences and seminars for educational institutions, corporations, agencies and non-profit organizations.
About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom—whether in person or online—a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,800 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Learn more about the fully online programs at onlineprograms.smumn.edu.
For additional information contact:
Jennifer Radke, SMS
National Institute for Social Media