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Social Media

Social media channels and strategies are always evolving, making it hard to keep up with the latest changes and features. Earning professional certificates can help energize your professional abilities, offering you a chance to "up-skill" and expand your horizons.

To help demystify social media and broaden your career prospects, Seton Hall is offering two online certificate programs focused on skill-building in social media. 

The Foundation Level is for true social media beginners interested in navigating top-tier social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Our Advanced-Skills Level is designed for managers and strategists who are already engaged with these popular platforms.

Both programs are led by Associate Professor Dan Ladik, who teaches social media marketing at the Stillman School of Business. He will be joined by guest instructors in the advanced program. Students who complete either program successfully will be eligible for a University Certificate in Social Media.

Spring 2022 cohort:

February 7 to April 29, 2022

Register for the Foundation Level Cohort (Feb. 7 - April 29)

Students looking to place directly into the Advanced-Skills Level must have already completed the Foundation Program, or take this pre-assessment, which will be reviewed by Professor Dan Ladik. For more information, contact

Why Choose Seton Hall’s Social Media Certificate Program? 

  • Accessible material: Each module contains content catered to your level of familiarity with social media.
  • Learn from the experts: Industry professionals from LinkedIn, VaynerMedia and Today’s Business – along with talented instructors from Seton Hall— conduct the Advanced-Skills modules.
  • Competitive advantage: Certified by Quality Matters, these programs meet national and international standards for online learning.   
  • Access to professor: Professor Ladik will be available to participants via phone calls, emails, and virtual meetings during your enrollment.
  • Special pricing: Discounts are available for current Seton Hall students and employees, as well as alumni.

By The Numbers

  • 2 Program Levels: Foundation & Advanced
  • 25 Minute Modules
  • 12 Weeks to Complete Each Online Program
  • 3.96 Billion People Use Social Media.
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"The Social Media Certificate program was excellent. I enrolled in both programs. The material was well done, practical and informative. Professor Ladik was very engaging and helpful during my experience taking the course. I definitely recommend the programs."

Patrick F., Bloomingdale, New Jersey


Spring 2022 

February 7 through April 29, 2022

Foundation Level

The Foundation Level is designed for individuals whose job responsibilities may involve social media, but who lack training or experience. This 12-week program will help broaden access to job opportunities requiring strong digital marketing skills.


Modules: Eight 20-25 minute sessions, plus two hours of “homework/certificates”
Module 1: History - Part 1
Module 2: History - Part 2
Module 3: Facebook
Module 4: Microblogs (i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok)
Module 5: LinkedIn
Module 6: YouTube
Module 7: Blogs and Blogging
Module 8: Roads to Rome

Foundation Program cost = $499

Advanced-Skills Level

The Advanced-Skills Level was developed for individuals with a knowledge base in social media. The program is geared toward executives and managers working with social and digital media who want to advance their careers, as well as entrepreneurs interested in learning how to use these digital tools to grow their businesses.

Modules: Twelve 20-25 min sessions, plus 6 hours of “homework/certificates”
Module 1: Program Orientation & What is SEO?
Module 2: How do you Optimize SEO?
Module 3: SEM
Module 4: What are Analytics?
Module 5: Creating Campaigns
Module 6: Facebook Insights
Module 7: Influencers Overview
Module 8: Influencer Performance
Module 9: Affiliate Marketing 
Module 10: B2B Social Selling 
Module 11: Building a Content Calendar 
Module 12: Building a Social Media Marketing Plan

Advanced-Skills Program cost = $1,499

*Students looking to place directly into the Advanced-Skills Level must have already completed the Foundation Program, or must take this pre-assessment which will be reviewed by Professor Dan Ladik.

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Daniel M Ladik
Daniel Ladik, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing
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