Professional Studies Certificate

Marketing is about more than being creative. Successful marketing professionals are expected to possess strong written and oral communication skills, a solid foundation in research, and the capacity to use marketing research and data to make datadriven decisions. This flexible program includes three foundational course requirements and a wide range of electives.

Quick Facts




Total Tuition

(Fall & Spring Semester Courses Only)

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:

ADMK 1150

Marketing: An Overview of Principles and Practices
ADCO 2235 Principles of Advertising
ADBM 5020 Pricing and Distribution 

Business Electives

Complete one of the following courses:

ADAC 1081 Financial Accounting 
ADAC 3082 Managerial Accounting 
MFIN 1020 Basic Finance 
ADBM 1052 Introduction to Organizational Behavior
ADEC 1131 Principles of Microeconomics 

Marketing Electives

Complete two of the following courses:

ADCO 1208 Entertainment Media
ADCO 3300 Advanced Advertising 
COMM 2278 Social Media
ADMK 1168 International Marketing


Application Information


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please mail application materials to:
Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Online Application

Start Your Application

*Current Woods College degree students interested in adding a certificate to their plan of study should not use the online application. Declare your certificate here.

Academic Transcripts

Submit one of the following:

  • Official high school degree
  • Official GED
  • Official college/university transcript

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Application Fee

Application fee: $45

  • Check or money order payable to Boston College.
  • Please do not send cash.




Contact Claudia Pouravelis at with questions.