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A Guide to Marketing, Advertising, & Public Relations Degrees Abroad

Studying abroad is one thing, but earning your full degree abroad while living in another country for multiple semesters or years is a whole different ballgame. By pursuing a degree abroad in marketing, advertising, or public relations, you will be setting yourself up for a successful career no doubt, while at the same time embarking on a tremendous academic and personal journey of immersion in an entirely new cultural context.

Why Earn a Degree Abroad

As the global marketplace continues to consolidate and more businesses expand internationally, earning a degree in marketing, advertising, or public relations abroad is becoming increasingly important and beneficial. An international degree will greatly enhance your career prospects while boosting your international IQ. Companies look for prospective employees who are flexible, ambitious, and great communicators to work in the marketing sector, and earning a marketing degree abroad will demonstrate that you possess all of these qualities, and so much more.

Locations

Many marketing, advertising, and public relations students dream about hitting the big time and working in a major city where the sky's the limit. When selecting a location to earn your marketing degree abroad, it is only natural that you might want to choose a foremost global city, which is likely to play host to branches of multinational companies or be a hub of world finance and culture.

In the Western world cities of this rank include New York, London, Paris, and Madrid. All of these locations offer a wealth of premier educational opportunities in the fields of marketing and advertising, is highly connected internationally, and hosts the headquarters of some of the world’s most prestigious corporations and organizations. Global cities located in Westernized nations tend to be a melting pot in their own right, so earning your marketing degree abroad in any one of these major global cities will prove a tremendously rewarding experience with unparalleled networking opportunities.

In the Far East, cities like Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore are pinned as extremely influential cities in the global marketplace. Large swathes of Asia continue to develop rapidly and offer terrific opportunities to jump into the marketing sector of these blossoming economies. Earning your marketing degree abroad in Asia will be a highly enriching experience that will expose you to a new cultural context and challenge you both personally and professionally to reach the “top of your game.”

The latter global cities represent the cream of the crop in the fields of marketing, advertising, and public relations, but these are obviously only a very small sample of the locations where you can earn a degree in marketing abroad. Commit to in-depth research about what universities will offer degree programs that best match your professional interests, while also keeping in mind important factors such as language and networking opportunities, and you are sure to have an incredible academic experience abroad.

Academics & Degrees

Marketing strategies vary greatly between countries and cultures, but the same basic principles are coming to dominate the global economy. Most universities around the world offer full degrees (or at least a focus) in marketing, advertising, or public relations. Whatever school you enroll in, you will gain valuable insight about how to navigate our increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace and come to know a unique cultural vantage point.

Marketing, advertising, and public relations are each distinct disciplines, but each one still follows a similar degree trajectory. While some schools will offer you the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree in each, the fields of business and communications are typically the broader fields of study where you can form a concentration in the former disciplines at the undergraduate level.

At the graduate level you will then have the opportunity to earn your advanced degree in any of these fields or specialized subdivisions within. Many marketing degree programs are global and interdisciplinary in nature (such as a Master’s in International Marketing), offering students the opportunity to leverage their degree abroad even further towards a career in the global arena.

Many international marketing degree programs will also give you the opportunity to complete an internship in combination with your studies, which is a great chance to enhance your professional qualifications and expand your global network.

Keep in mind that language barriers can greatly shape the scope of your academic and professional opportunities around the world, so learning a new language should definitely be a part of your degree plan!

Benefits

  • Networking. Making connections in the business world is perhaps the most important part of ultimately obtaining the job you are looking for. By earning your marketing degree abroad, you can begin to make professional connections all over the world, both with local business people and fellow international or local students.
  • Language. Landing a marketing job fresh out of school can be very competitive these days, and being bilingual is a huge golden star on your resume. By learning the language of your host country you will not only greatly improve your opportunities for cultural immersion, you will also make yourself stand out as a highly qualified job candidate in the fields of marketing, advertising, and public relations.
  • Life Experience. Simply stated: traveling the world and living in a different country is something that will stay with you forever. Beyond the invaluable professional prospects of earning a degree abroad in marketing, advertising, or public relations, it will also be a fun and exciting adventure that will never stop challenging you to grow.
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John Cabot University

International experience is becoming increasingly valuable in the job market. Earning your degree abroad at John Cabot University will not only teach you flexibility, independence, and intercultural skills that are highly marketable to employers, but will also allow you to join our student community representing more than 70 countries. As an American university in the historic center of Rom...

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IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

Due to the frantic speed with which fashion articles are launched nowadays, and faced with consumers who are more and more demanding, it is of prime importance that products reach the final consumer exactly as they were presented, without defects, at a suitable price and in the stipulated time. On the other hand, factors like the consolidation of new technologies, real time, the development of ...

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TEAN: Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Australia & NZ

For those wanting to study abroad beyond a semester, TEAN can assist you in finding the a program in Australia or New Zealand to earn your Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, or PhD. Our services are free to you. We do not charge you for the work we do on your behalf. By utilizing TEAN's services you are saving money on international postage, phone calls and more. We help with: - Selecting ...

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Mente Argentina

Mente Argentina's Masters and Graduate Degrees Program may be the perfect program for someone interested in studying in a new culture. Through this international program students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in thier career. Individuals can chose to study from some of the most renowned universities in the Country: Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Argen...

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Queen Mary University of London

The MSc in Marketing program at Queen Mary University of London will provide students with comprehensive knowledge of issues, theories, and the working practices connected with the dynamic and increasingly important field of marketing in the global business arena. The program is ideal for both graduates and professionals who are interested in a career in marketing or who wish to widen their kno...

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Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Study at Asia Pacific Universitys School of Business & Management in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in the fields Business Management, Accounting, and Finance. We emphasize a broad interdisciplinary approach which encourages individual creativity in tackling the modern problems of a globally transforming business field. Stay at the cutting ...

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Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus

Saint Louis University is a Jesuit institution with campuses in St. Louis, Missouri and Madrid, Spain. The student body on the Madrid campus is a multicultural community of approximately 750 students from over 60 different countries. Students at SLU-Madrid can complete a fully accredited American degree abroad in Business, Communication, International Relations, Psychology and more. SLU-Madrid ...

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Graduate Internships in London with Mountbatten Institute

Live, work and study in London: Apply now! International experience is highly regarded by today’s employers. The Mountbatten program provides a world-class internship with leading companies in London, along with an accredited business qualification up to MBA level – all in just over a year. Develop your skills and experience, expand your professional network and travel. The program includes: ...

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Degree Programs at the University of Westminster, London

The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic university located in the heart of London, England. With a vibrant learning environment and a commitment to educating for professional life, the university has a distinguished 175-year history. It offers a wide range of bachelors and masters courses, ranging from Business Management and International Relations to Conflict Resolution and Mus...

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Degree Programmes at Brunel University

Brunel is a campus-based university situated in Uxbridge, West London, and is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide. Founded in 1966, our distinctive mission is to combine teaching and research excellence with the practical and entrepreneurial approach pioneered by its namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The University is based around eight Academic Schools: *...

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Middlesex University, London UK

At Middlesex, no matter where in the world our students come from, we give them the tools and opportunities they need to make their own path to success, to grow as individuals and to stand out from their peers back at home. We offer a broad range of industry relevant courses and our academics draw on their experience and employ practical teaching techniques. We provide our students with the op...

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King's College London: Study Abroad for Graduate Students

If you are currently pursuing your Masters degree or PhD at a university outside the United Kingdom, then you are eligible to participate on the Study Abroad Graduate Program. King's offers a Postgraduate Taught option for Masters students, and a Postgraduate Research Program for PhD students. The Postgraduate Taught program pre-registers students for three postgraduate modules per semester ...

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Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

Do you want to drive the success of top brands? In the digital world where information travels faster than ever and where new media platforms are outperforming conventional ones, the traditional concepts of branding and marketing need an overhaul. At the same time, the changing demographics and evolving user behavior have given rise to new challenges and opportunities. To create and manage bran...

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Bachelor in Business Studies - Specialist Business Degree

Trinity College is ranked 1st in Ireland and 78th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015-16). For over 400 years, this historic university has been a world leader in high-quality, internationally-recognised education. With a global reputation for excellence, Trinity promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students. Trinity Business School has been pioneering cutting-edge researc...

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Across the Pond

Whether you want to study undergraduate and graduate degree programs or shorter-term semester and year-long programs, Across The Pond can help. For over 10 years we have been helping students from the USA, Canada, Latin America and Norway to find and apply to over 40 of the top colleges and graduate schools in England and the rest of the UK. Our team of UK Study Experts, who have had first-h...