Chief Marketing Officer Program

Now includes Kellogg AI Insights Speakers Series

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Course Dates


October 22, 2024

Course Duration


12 Months
Online and In-Person/Live Virtual

Course Fee


US$30,000 US$27,500 and get US$1,500 off with a referral US$200 application fee

Course Information Flexible payment available

Tuition Fee Benefit


We are offering an early registration benefit of US$2,500 off the program fee and a complimentary 1-year Wall Street Journal subscription if you apply on or before .

Kellogg AI Insights Speakers Series

Discover the future of business firsthand with Kellogg Executive Education's AI insights live online speaker series offering the latest Kellogg faculty research and thought leadership on AI and its business applications. Designed specifically for senior executives, these live sessions delve into the dynamic realm of AI and its transformative potential across various business landscapes.

Offered as an added bonus to complement the program, these sessions are crafted to reflect the rapid pace of AI advancements and enable you to lead with confidence in an AI-driven world.

Deliver Enhanced Customer-Centric Marketing Strategies

In today’s competitive marketplace, organizations rely upon marketing leaders to be multifaceted, serving as brand stewards, innovative storytellers, customer-centricity experts, and growth drivers. The role has become even more complex with the rise of digital disruption artificial intelligence (AI), requiring an understanding of technology and data analytics to inform marketing strategies.

The Chief Marketing Officer Program from Executive Education at Kellogg School of Management equips participants to thrive in this demanding role. Over the immersive 12-months learning journey, you will gain the necessary mindset and tools to lead augmented marketing operations that are aligned with core business goals.


of CMOs say they are effectively focusing on customer personalization.

Source: PwC Pulse Survey


of CMOs say customer centricity is critical to the success of the business and their role.

Source: CMO Council

Customized Designed for Your Success

The Chief Marketing Officer Program has been meticulously designed with the needs of busy executives in mind. You will learn through online and live virtual sessions, including faculty lectures and guest lectures from industry experts.


Stay one step ahead of global business trends with a cutting-edge curriculum and world-renowned Kellogg thought leadership.


Build strong connections and exchange perspectives to drive marketing excellence during regular live interactions and networking with faculty, industry experts, and high-achieving peers.


Gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and frameworks to enhance your marketing strategy through four core modules and a choice of topical electives.

Key Program Features

Core Curriculum

Kick-start your journey with 16 weeks of in-depth sessions on marketing strategy, innovation and growth, customer centricity, and leadership.

Choice of Electives

Choose two online electives and one in-person or live virtual elective that will enrich your knowledge and aid career growth.

Program Playbook

Complete a series of activities to apply program concepts to your organization and record your reflections in a playbook.

Networking Event

Engage in three days of in-person networking with peers, faculty, and industry experts.

Success Coach

Maximize your learning journey with a success coach assigned to your cohort.

Capstone Project

Develop an action plan and presentation for advancing a marketing initiative within your organization.

Guest Speakers

Hear from industry experts to gain firsthand insights into evolving marketing trends.

Expert Faculty

Learn from top Kellogg faculty and former CMOs of P&G and GE, along with presidents and CEOs of multinational companies.

Scholar Benefits

Receive an Executive Scholar Certificate and gain select scholar benefits.

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“Boards and CEOs demand their CMOs serve as strategic partners who will use every tool at their disposal to uphold the brand, create and sustain customer centricity, leverage data analytics, and anticipate market change and disruption. The Chief Marketing Officer Program is an extraordinary opportunity for visionary marketing executives to work directly with Kellogg thought leaders to deepen their knowledge of marketing theory and strategy, while also acquiring the leadership skills necessary for the C-suite.”

— Gregory Carpenter
Faculty Director | Harold T. Martin Professor of Marketing | Director of the Center for Market Leadership


Kellogg is ranked No. 1 among business schools for marketing education, according to the U.S. News & World Report, 2022.

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    Program Curriculum

    • The program’s learning journey includes core modules and electives. The core modules comprise four overarching topics that will equip you with the insights and frameworks to develop a customer-centric marketing strategy, drive growth, and lead enterprise-wide change.

      Thinking Strategically

      • Consumer Power and the Changing Role of Marketing
      • Shaping the Competitive Game 
      • Playing the Competitive Game 
      • Developing Competitive Advantage 
      • Elevating Brand Purpose

      Innovation and Growth

      • Building Effective CMO and R+D Relationships 
      • Leading Growth 
      • Launch Strategies
      • The Promise of Strategic Alliances

      Customer-Centric Organization

      • Managing Value with Customer Centricity and Advanced Analytics
      • Advanced Analytics and AI for Customer Centricity 
      • Building the Modern Marketing Organization 
      • Leading Organizational Change

      Leading in the C-Suite

      • Values-Based Leadership
      • Essential Business and Financial Metrics
      • Resurgence: The Four Stages of Market-Focused Reinvention
      • AI Applications for Growth
      • Business Analytics: Decision Making with Data
      • Digital Marketing Strategies: Data, Automation, AI & Analytics
      • Leading with Behavioral Science: Creating Breakthrough Custoner Experiences
      • Product Strategy: Develop and Manage Successful Products
      • Strategies That Build Winning Brands

      *Electives are subject to change.

      • Competitive Strategy
      • Delivering Business Growth
      • Finance for Executives
      • Leading and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation
      • Leading with Advanced Analytics
      • The Leader Within
      • Advanced Marketing Management

      *Electives are subject to change.

    • The program culminates with a networking event giving you an opportunity to interact in person with peers, industry experts, and faculty.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Distinguish the core values that define a customer-centric approach to marketing.
    • Develop cross-functional strategies that foster innovation and growth.
    • Leverage the capabilities of analytics to inform marketing strategies.
    • Create an action plan to support the organization through intentional leadership.
    • Propose practical solutions to marketing challenges your organization faces.
    • Promote the alignment of brand strategy and purpose.

    Participant Profile

    The Chief Marketing Officer Program is designed for:

    • Marketing leaders aspiring to or already serving in C-level roles who want to stay current on trends and ignite growth
    • Directors, general managers, and VPs focused on innovation and leading change in their organizations
    • Senior and mid-career executives from companies of any size or development stage eager to align marketing strategy with business goals, leverage marketing opportunities, and drive process improvement

    Participants are required to have:

    • A minimum of 12 years of work experience in a senior marketing role
    • A role in executing strategic marketing initiatives and making an enterprise-wide impact in the next step of their career
    • Fluency in written and spoken English
    • International exposure (preferred)

    Program Playbook

    Throughout this program, you will complete a series of activities to consider how you might apply knowledge and skills acquired during this program in your role or business. At the end of each module, you will use your playbook as a program journal to record your progress and reflect on how you might influence strategies within your own organization or implement proposals you have developed in the program activities.

    The templates and instructions for all program activities are included in this playbook. It is divided into four parts that are mapped according to the four pillars of the program. Each part of the playbook will be released as you begin the pillar:

    Module 1:

    CMO Playbook: Part 1

    Thinking Strategically

    Module 6:

    CMO Playbook: Part 2

    Innovation and Growth

    Module 10:

    CMO Playbook: Part 3

    Customer-Centric Organization

    Module 14:

    CMO Playbook: Part 4

    Leading Marketing

    Module 1:

    CMO Playbook: Part 1

    Thinking Strategically

    Module 10:

    CMO Playbook: Part 3

    Customer-Centric Organization

    Module 6:

    CMO Playbook: Part 2

    Innovation and Growth

    Module 14:

    CMO Playbook: Part 4

    Leading Marketing

    Meet the Faculty

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    Action Plan and Capstone Presentation

    As a key component of this program, you will consider your reflections from your playbook and synthesize them into an action plan at the end of each program pillar. Each of these action plans should draw on what you have learned, the ideas that you intend to apply, and the critical priorities that you plan to address in the short and long terms.

    At the end of the final program pillar, you will develop a capstone presentation in which you will synthesize your action plans and propose an approach to advancing a specific initiative within your organization.

    To complete the capstone presentation, you will need to:

    • Prioritize an initiative you would like to advance within your chosen organization
    • Analyze potential opportunities and challenges to implementation
    • Explain how the goals of this initiative align with overall business goals
    • Summarize how you intend to move the organization toward these goals
    • Determine the partnerships needed to advance this initiative
    • Select appropriate metrics for measuring progress and success
    • Establish an approach to communicating progress to key stakeholders

    Industry Interaction

    As a participant in this program, you will interact with industry experts and learn about current marketing trends, industry insights, and leadership skills. These firsthand insights will guide you in the foreseeable future and through your career progression.The core modules will include guest lectures and peer networking sessions. Additionally, a success coach assigned to your cohort will help you derive the most value from the program.
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    Scholar Benefits

    Upon completing the program, you will receive an Executive Scholar Certificate and earn select Kellogg Executive Education scholar benefits , including:

    • A Certificate of Professional Achievement, including a digital certificate for your social media profile
    • A 15% discount on all Executive Education year-long Chief Officer Programs
    • A 30% discount on Kellogg Executive Education open enrollment programs
    • Membership in the global Kellogg alumni network and access to the online network
    • Opportunities to participate in alumni clubs and events
    • Access to cutting-edge research and thought leadership content from Kellogg faculty and leading practitioners
    • Access to digital copies of Kellogg magazine
    • A Kellogg-branded email account

    Meet Your Success Coach

    Faculty Member Susan Bryant

    Susan Bryant

    Success Coach

    As part of several executive teams over her more than 25-year career, Susan Bryant has led marketing, sales, and customer experience teams for a variety of businesses from Fortune 100 to startup organizations. She has also been a consultant to several CEOs and non-profit executive directors in the past 10 years. Bryant has mentored several professionals from the entry-level stage in their careers to executives. She has been on the board of non-profits, currently serving on the board of CASA of Cook county in Chicago. In addition, in the past year, Bryant has helped develop executive education programs for elite universities.

    Chief Marketing Officer Program Certificate

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    Chief Marketing Officer Program Certificate

    Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive a Kellogg Executive Scholar Certificate. Certificates are delivered electronically to your preferred email address after the program ends.

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    After successful completion of this program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of Kellogg Executive Education.

    Note: This program does not grant academic credit or a degree from the Kellogg School of Management.

    Application Details

    program fee

    US$30,000 US$27,500

    The fee amount is available till ,, and does not include the application fee of US$200

    The program fee covers all program materials. The program fee does not include accommodations for the (optional) networking event, travel expenses (domestic, international, visa fee, and more) and other expenses not specifically mentioned in the fees.


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