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  • International student from China at Roosevelt University

    "After getting my undergraduate degree in marketing in China, I decided to come to the 'birthplace' of marketing: the United States. While researching programs, my advisors recommended Roosevelt University based on my background and area of interest. I like the variety of marketing courses at Roosevelt University, such as Brand, Multicultural, and Internet Marketing, as well as Ethics and Society. I knew Roosevelt welcomed students from different cultures and backgrounds. In class, professors use examples from a global perspective to explain certain principles. It's very helpful for my further understanding."

    Xinyu (Lucy) Liu from China, MS Integrated Marketing Communications

MS degrees in marketing or human resources

The Pre-Master's Program leads to a Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications or Human Resource Management at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

MS Integrated Marketing Communications

The Integrated Marketing Communications master's program (MSIMC) prepares students to meet the marketing and communications challenges of companies and non-profits in the US and around the world.

This marketing master's degree is designed for students seeking careers or advancement as marketers with advertising agencies, direct marketing organizations, public relations firms, digital marketing firms, trade and non-profit organizations, the media, and marketing companies, both large and small.

A program for practitioners

Many prestigious universities focus their marketing degrees on communication theory, especially at master's level. They are preparing people for an academic career. But we are focused on preparing the people who will lead marketing communications in the business world.

MS degree curriculum (36 credits)

The Integrated Marketing Communications degree program prepares you to lead creatively and strategically with hands-on coursework in visual communications, advertising, media relations, multicultural marketing, social and digital media strategy, community outreach and relationship building. On average, students complete the program in 2 years.

Core courses Elective courses Work experience
  • Brand Marketing and Communications
  • Methods of Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Communications Research
  • Brand Planning and Message Strategy
  • Ethics and Society
  • Multicultural Marketing Communications
  • Campaign Planning
  • Media Planning
  • Account Planning
  • Customer Relationship Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Consumer and Trade Promotions
  • Internet Marketing Communications
  • Creative Campaigns
  • Publication Design
  • Social Media Marketing Communications
  • Crisis Communications
  • International Study Excursion
All MSIMC students are advised to choose a work experience elective - internship or practicum - for academic credit.

MS Human Resource Management

The Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management (HRM) provides the knowledge required to become a successful Human Resource Manager. The curriculum covers both the behavioral and legal perspectives essential in creating effective organizational human resources policies and practices.

MS degree curriculum (31 credits)

Students learn the management techniques and procedures that can serve a business organization by balancing financial objectives with individual employee and team needs. The HRM degree's core set of classes consists of three facets:

  1. Behavioral science theories which provide the foundation for the management and structure of today's organizations.
  2. Laws and practices of contemporary Human Resource Management
  3. Seminar in Human Resource Management: a capstone course using case studies to examine progressive corporate Human Resources strategy and operation.
Core courses HRM elective courses General elective
  • Graduate Business Orientation
  • Strategic Issues in Human Resource Management
  • Employee Selection and Staffing
  • Compensation Management
  • Executive Leadership
  • Organization Theory
  • Seminar in Human Resource Management

  • Legal Issues in Human Resource Management
  • Human Resources and Career Planning
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Employee Benefits
  • Administering Labor/Management Relations
  • Independent Study
  • International Management and Leadership
  • International Experience
  • Team building and Leadership Skills
  • Foundations in Training and Development
1 course chosen from other graduate business courses, or other related graduate courses

  • Want to study marketing or human resource master's in USA? Apply now for a Roosevelt University MS degree pathway
  • International student learning English at University in Chicago

    NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH for a master's?

    To study these master's degrees at Roosevelt University in Chicago, you need an official English test score of:

    • TOEFL 80 iBT (minimum 17 in writing)
    • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in writing)
    If you have not taken a TOEFL or IELTS exam, or have a lower level of English, you can first join the Pre-Master's Program, to prepare for a master's.

    Pre-Master's Program
  • DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION at Roosevelt University in Chicago

    The Department of Communication offers programs in journalism, communications and integrated marketing. Students take advantage of a media room, computer classroom/newsroom, multimedia labs, film editing room, student newspaper, and student radio station.

    The full-time communication faculty at Roosevelt University has distinguished academic credentials. Every one of them is a teacher, first and foremost. And every one of them has had a successful career in:

    • building brands
    • creating reputations
    • designing communications
    • managing crises
    • developing and launching new products

  • Roosevelt University College of Business

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    The College offers business degrees with today's economy in mind. Its programs focus on practical application and success in today's global corporate environment that integrate an emphasis on professional integrity, as well as the importance of social responsibility, sustainable business practices, and global engagement.

    Students learn leadership critical thinking, business marketing, finance, operations, management and information technology giving them an edge in the workplace. Practical experience and real-world access is achieved through internships available at leading Chicago-area businesses and the dynamic instruction and guidance from our seasoned faculty.