Albany Marketing Schools
Marketing certificate programs are hard to find in Albany; however, students can find undergraduate degree programs in the field at several schools within about 50 miles of the city's center. Read about the required coursework in the programs, which are designed to provide skills necessary to secure immediate employment after graduation or transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor's degree. Also included in the article is a table of facts and figures for easy comparison of the colleges.
- Hudson Valley Community College offers an associate's degree program in marketing. The campus is about eight miles from central Albany.
- Adirondack Community College is located about 50 miles away from downtown Albany and also features a marketing associate's degree program.
Comparison of Schools
The profiled community colleges offer differing campus environments and student enrollment numbers. Learn about these, and other facts like tuition costs, in the table below to help you decide which school best fits your needs and educational preferences.
|Hudson Valley Community College||Adirondack Community College|
|School Type||2-year; public||2-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||11,072*||3,892*|
|Campus Setting||Small city||Suburb small|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)|| $5,632 in-state
| $5,119 in-state
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||78%*||75%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A - open admissions||N/A - open admissions|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||59% of full-time students*||63% of full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2014)||28%*||26%*|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.
Hudson Valley Community College
Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and offers an associate's degree program in marketing through its School of Business. Students can pursue the degree on a part- or full-time basis.
Associate in Applied Science in Marketing
The Associate in Applied Science program in marketing provides students with general education and business skills needed for entry-level employment in marketing, management or small business operation positions. Students begin by taking core business courses in accounting, legal aspects of business, statistics and economics. Marketing foundation courses include marketing, advertising and communications. Hudson Valley Community College offers courses during day and evening hours and also has some available in an online format. Some previous study of mathematics is recommended for entry into this program.
Adirondack Community College
Though somewhat removed from Albany, Adirondack Community College (also known as SUNY Adirondack) is an affordable option for students in the area, with a low tuition rate compared to other schools in New York's Tech Valley or Capital Region. This school offers an associate's program designed for students who wish to pursue careers after graduation. Students planning on transferring to a 4-year school can also find a business administration program that can prepare them for marketing programs at the bachelor's level.
Associate in Applied Science in Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
This 64-credit program allows students to choose a concentration from three different areas: management, marketing or entrepreneurship. Marketing students must complete general business courses, including business communication, human resources and management. The marketing concentration includes courses in advertising and consumer behavior. The school recommends individuals interested in this program to have completed four years of mathematics study during high school. Graduates should be prepared to pursue positions in public relations, marketing and sales.