The Institute for Higher Education Marketing

Take your marketing organization and your higher education marketing career to the next level through the first of its kind higher education marketing institute.

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Higher education is an increasingly competitive marketplace, and with this new landscape comes an acknowledgement that to compete for the best students and faculty, to generate significant donor and funding agency investment, and to command adequate tuition levels, schools need more than just great curricula. They require great Marketing with a capital “M”, along with innovation, and—importantly—a differentiated and consistently messaged positioning in a sea of similarly positioned institutions.

Texas Executive Education—a leader in the professional development space for over 50 years—has developed a comprehensive program and associated certification designed specifically to cater to the needs of higher education marketers. Whether you are looking to develop and/or maximize an effective brand management strategy, want to improve your institution’s image and value equation in the marketplace, need to build engagement with your board or university leaders, are planning to reorganize your marketing function, or just need to immerse yourself in the latest thinking on a wide variety of marketing topics and trends, this program is for you. Professors and practitioners offer the latest academic insights and applied learning.

IHEM is built on a hybrid approach to learning, utilizing both a cohort experience and a customized selection of elective courses. To achieve certification, attendees must attain 6 total credits via:

A four-day in person Core Curriculum, worth 3 credits.

Open Enrollment classes to be taken over the course of 1-3 years. Open Enrollment classes will be offered to IHEM participants at 25% discount and are worth either 1 or 2 credits. To view the 2019 open enrollment schedule, please click here. If you have a discount code, you can apply it on the next page.

Specialty Programs

Tailored for higher education marketing

Four-day in-person Core Curriculum

Classes will take place over four days, Monday-Thursday. Meet category experts and develop connections with colleagues through a cohort experience.

Austin, Texas

Enjoy proximity to the vibrancy of the campus and downtown Austin, and the innovative, culturally rich environment of the city.


  • Understand all facets of marketing and branding in the context of higher education
  • Learn new methods for enhancing your organization’s credibility within the institution
  • Build a customized organizational structure for your institution that promotes innovation
  • Create loyalty and engagement, and foster highly effective communication and collaboration across departments
  • Develop leadership competencies around innovation and change management
  • Explore emerging digital and social media trends, and integrate them into your existing marketing plans
  • Apply data analytics best practices, and gain confidence when using data to make analyses, forecasts and projections

Who Attends

  • CMOs and other mid- and senior-level leaders who have strategic responsibility for institutional and professional school marketing or who are preparing for such a role
  • Agency leaders or account executives who work with higher education clients Managers involved in marketing communications
  • High potential individuals who will assume greater responsibility within their institution

Additional Information

Prerequisites: None
CEUs: This program will accrue credit towards a IHEM certification.
Hotel Information: Accommodations available at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center during the Core Curriculum portion of the program for $652.05 for three nights.
Schedule: View the detailed schedule here.

Upcoming Sessions

The Institute for Higher Education Marketing (In-Person)

Price: $4,500.00


02/25/19 - 02/28/19

3 1/2 - Days

Rowling Hall 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Austin, TX 78701