DAILY DOT COM - Already noted for its business school, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is looking to tackle what seems to be the next big thing --social media.
Chances are you either have an account, or know someone with a social media account. What is social media? It's a direct line of communication between businesses, governments, media sources and their audience. Examples of social media sites include: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, blogs or websites, YouTube and Flickr.
UAB recently announced plans to launch a graduate certificate program in social media. But it's not about teaching students how to share their spring break pictures...rather...the program is focused on working professionals with an interest in using social media for business purposes.
According to its website, the Graduate Certificate in Social Media program consists of four courses:
- Social Media & Virtual Communities in Business
- Intro to Business Intelligence
- Approved Social Media course
The program is open to anyone with a Bachelor's degree and a 3.0, or higher, grade point average.
Students can expect a workload of 10 hours per week for each class.
Knowledge in the area can land you a position in: marketing, graphics designer, PR specialist or online writer...just to name a few.
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