Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Social Media Management degree offered by Excelsior College strives to help students improve job performance, compete for promotions, and prepare for leadership roles like business ownership. This program aims to equip individuals who have already earned their Bachelor’s in Business with advanced skills and knowledge related to social media management.

Graduates of this program may acquire skills and knowledge concerning aspects involved in using Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and other social media tools. Students may gain competencies in creating and implementing social media strategies, integrating social media tools with traditional marketing strategies, identifying and marketing to targeted audiences, and measuring and analyzing audience behavior. Students may gain hands-on experience that may bring an organization up to speed with this field of marketing.

Students who successfully complete this program may be able to integrate and manage technology in order to improve products, services, and productivity, as well as use strategic management principles in order to develop and implement innovative technologies in organizations, and assess the impact of the global business environment on business situation. Students should also learn essential competencies such as how to apply quantitative methods to analysis of business situations, perform ethically and professionally in business and society, and be able to assess the ethical implications of actions for diverse stakeholders.

In addition to the MBA core courses required, students will also take courses in Social Media Management such as Social Media Management, Principles, Strategy, and Community Management, Social Media: Marketing Strategies and Campaigns, and more.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)


    A bachelor degree is required.

    School Overview

    Excelsior College was founded in 1971 by the New York State Board of Regents, and was originally known as the Regents External Degree Program (REX). In April 1998, the Board of Regents granted the College a charter to operate as a private, nonprofit, independent institution and on January 1, 2001, Regents College changed its name to Excelsior College. Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are — academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of learning.

    Excelsior College offers high-quality academics in a convenient, affordable online format with degrees and certificates in more than 30 disciplines in the fields of business, health sciences, liberal arts, nursing, public service, and technology.


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