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    There’s a marketing job at my company that I’ve been eyeing for a while. I’m very interested in it, but I don’t know if I’m qualified enough to actually get the job.

    So, I want to take a marketing course just to polish my skills before this career opportunity opens up. For those of you who have taken professional marketing courses, I was wondering what you thought about them.

    Would you recommend the course, or were you a little disappointed with the results?

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    I took a marketing course at Schulich a while ago. Much like you, I was interested in getting a marketing job and wanted to hone my skills, of which there are many. The Schulich course I took was fantastic. Would I recommend it? Absolutely. The facilitator was excellent, the material was useful, and the whole curriculum was enjoyable. You learn all the textbook marketing skills, but in a fun and creative way.

    After taking the course, it opened up many doors for me career-wise. My personal opinion is that you’ll enjoy the marketing course and you’ll get a lot of use out of it too.

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    I took a marketing course at Western, but it wasn’t really up to snuff IMO. I didn’t really enjoy the instructor’s teaching style.

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    How do you guys feel about online courses? Since I’m currently working, my schedule isn’t as available as a full-time student. I’m looking for something I can easily attend after work.

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    Even if you’re working, I strongly recommend you don’t do any online courses. It’s just a much better experience to learn in a classroom environment, especially for marketing courses where the material tends to be more hands-on.

    Obviously, it’s up to you, but between online and being there, for me, I’d always go with the campus classes.

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    I totally agree with Adam. If you have the opportunity to attend the course in-person, take it. The only good reasons to take an online course would be if you have a tricky commute, or perhaps your university doesn’t offer a particular course. Otherwise, there’s simply no excuse for you to avoid campus courses.

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    Just to be clear, I’m perfectly committed to taking this marketing course in-person. It’s just more convenient for me to do an online course, but I don’t mind learning in a classroom setting either.

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    A few semesters ago, I took the marketing course at UofT. It was just average for me. Not good, not bad. I learned a few concepts, I got my credit, and then I moved on.

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    I also took my marketing course at Schulich. I agree with Nico about how good the facilitator was! Such a positive learning experience. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.

    I’ve also taken a lot of other courses at SEEC and I must say their courses are of the highest calibre. If I were you, I’d consider taking a couple of other courses there besides marketing. They offer a lot of great specializations for many different concentrations.

    With that said, I haven’t attended any other institutions before, so I can’t speak about their quality. However, I was really glad I went to Schulich and I only have a positive endorsement about my experiences there!

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    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! I’ll still look around a bit more, but I will certainly make your recommendations my priority.