The MSMR is a quantitatively rigorous, qualitatively rich, STEM-designated program. Developed with a flexible career path, candidates are able to utilize their current skill sets and knowledge from various academic and professional backgrounds.
The degree offers application of exploratory and measurable research through client projects and prepares candidates for careers, such as, but not limited to marketing research analysts, brand managers, big data analysts, marketing scientists, consumer insights specialists, economic analysts and account executives. The degree also prepares students for doctoral work in a variety of fields.
The MSMR is an analytical degree allowing candidates to:
- Know what data to capture and which data collection methods to use
- Understand how to analyze the data using advanced research methods and statistical modeling
- Formulate recommendations to advance business and organizational strategies
- Communicate data-driven decisions with business and organizational leadership
Ethical standards are an important aspect of the MSMR program and are integrated into each course. Students specifically learn the standards for ethical marketing research expected of each marketing professional. Codes of ethical conduct draw from the practice expectations of professional marketing associations.