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Earn a degree or certificate from anywhere with our online courses.

Perfect for working professionals worldwide who are looking to gain new skills and advance their career, Medill’s IMC Professional master’s program uses a digital platform to help you virtually earn your master’s degree. Despite not being in the same physical environment, collaboration with faculty and peers is a key component of the program. The flexibility of learning online means you are able to schedule school time around your full-time work hours. In addition to taking courses online, students in the IMC Professional program can choose to take on-premise courses in the evening in downtown Chicago, or short-term classes around the U.S. and world.

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Medill faculty teach in Northwestern’s MOOCs, which can be taken by anyone, anywhere.

Additionally, we offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that are available to all learners around the world. These short courses taught by Medill and Northwestern faculty are accessed through the online learning platform Coursera. Topics include:

  • Social Media Marketing: Learn to develop profitable social media strategies
  • Content Strategy: Reach organizational goals through the use of stories and information
  • Organizational Leadership: Gain skills to build and motivate teams and influence others
  • Sports Marketing: Learn the business side of sports and vital marketing concepts