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Digital Marketing Minor

A minor in Digital Marketing opens opportunities for hands-on experience in social media marketing, SEO, content creation and more. Available to all university students, this minor boosts your skill set for success in today’s digital world. Prepare to thrive in the digital age!

Minor RequirementsAdvising

The Digital Marketing minor extensively explores the dynamic world of digital marketing strategies and techniques. In this program, you’ll gain an insight of how businesses effectively leverage online platforms and technologies to achieve strategic objectives and connect with their target audiences. Through a combination of theory and hands-on experience, you’ll delve into key topics such as social media marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), content creation and distribution, email marketing, online advertising, data analytics and more.

The Digital Marketing minor complements a variety of business majors, but is also available for students from across the university. Whether you are aiming to launch your own entrepreneurial ventures or contribute to established organizations, you’ll develop must-have skills in today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape. 

Please note, this minor is not available for Marketing majors. Digital Marketing Minor electives are available to all Marketing majors.

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Brandon Gustafson
Faculty adviser
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The OU Pledge is Oakland University’s commitment to provide undergraduate students with opportunities for meaningful, hands-on learning. This commitment seeks to enhance students’ academic knowledge with experiential learning, internships and/or research experiences that empower them to make substantive professional contributions.


Students studying digital marketing develop a broad range of technical and soft skills that prepare them for various roles within the industry.

  • Technical skills such as search engine optimization (SEO), content management and web analytics
  • Develop comprehensive digital marketing strategies
  • Leverage multiple digital channels
  • Segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • Creative thinking
  • Market research
  • Exceptional communication
  • Adaptability for technical and industry advancements


  • Bosch Automotive
  • Flagstar Bank
  • Gongos Research
  • Kelly Services
  • Mars Advertising Co.
  • Morpace
  • Rocket Companies
  • SPAR Group Inc.
  • Team Detroit
  • United Wholesale Mortgage

The minor in digital marketing develops the specific skills, modes of analysis and background to work in the marketing area of a profit-making business or not-for-profit enterprise. For more information on careers, please visit:


  • Digital Marketing Specialist/Manager
  • Content Marketing Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • SEO Specialist/Analyst
  • Web Analytics Specialist

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Wage Range | $39,810- $112,170
Median Annual Wage | $66,690 - $133,560
National Growth | 10% from 2020 to 2030

*Data from the National Bureau of Labor and Statistics

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