Need to find marketing courses for banking which last 1-4 months near San Francisco, full day, 5-6 days per week.

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Need to find marketing courses for banking which last 1-4 months near San Francisco, full day, 5-6 days per week.

Hello! Thanks for your question about 1-4 month marketing courses near San Francisco starting in December, January, February, or March. The short version is that classes with these exact criteria do not exist. Instead, we can offer a listing of classes that meet some (but not all) of the criteria and begin during the months specified. Below you will find a deep dive of my findings.

METHODOLOGY
Extensive searching was done through academic websites, industry-specific professional development course listings, and databases. We were unable to find any classes that met all the criteria requested. Instead, we focused on marketing classes in San Francisco or online that were open to all individuals regardless of industry and offered meeting dates beginning in December 2017, January 2018, February 2018, or March 2018.

UC IRVINE
The University of California-Irvine offers a certificate program in Marketing. It is not specific to the banking industry. The Winter 2018 course lasts three months. It begins Jan. 8, 2018 and runs through Mar. 29, 2018. The program cost is $7,900 and students must maintain at least a C average in all classes. Unfortunately, this location is about 8 hours from San Francisco.

DIGITAL MARKETING SUMMIT
The third annual Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit West will be held February 22nd and 23rd, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. This event offers opportunities to meet thought leaders, experts, and professionals in financial services marketing. The summit is made up of speakers, case studies, networking opportunities, and breakout sessions. The registration fee is $2,195 and group discounts are available. Unfortunately, this event does not meet the 1-4 month requirement.

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
The College of Extended Learning at San Francisco State University offers an online and onsite winter session open to everyone. They have two marketing programs: a professional development certificate in marketing or a professional development intensive in social media marketing. These marketing classes are not specific to financial services. The dates for the winter session are Dec. 21, 2017-Jan. 18, 2018 for online classes and Jan. 2, 2018-Jan. 18, 2018 for onsite classes. The fees are $360 per credit unit and up to four credit units can be earned during the winter session.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
General Assembly offers a 10-week part-time course in digital marketing onsite in San Francisco on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Dec. 7, 2017 to Feb. 20, 2018. They also offer a 1-week accelerated full-time online program Monday through Saturday, December 18-23, 2017. The cost for each is $3,950. This information is not specific to financial services and there is no full-time option lasting 1-4 months.

ACADEMY X
Academy X offers a 3 month, part-time course in online marketing for anyone who wishes to break into the field. The class meets in San Francisco from 9am-4pm over the course of 24 days and the cost is $1,950. Unfortunately, start dates for this class are not available online. The contact number for registration information is (800) 716-4324. There is no full-time option lasting 1-4 months, but the website indicates they will tailor private training to the needs of a requester.

THE CENTER FOR FINANCIAL TRAINING
The Center for Financial Training offers an online marketing course that introduces students to the field of services marketing and familiarizes them with customer service issues within the industry. It runs from Dec. 4, 2017-Feb. 12, 2018 and the cost is $575. There are not currently any in-person offerings of this course available; however, the website indicates that the company can be contacted to bring the course to businesses that request the service.

CONCLUSION
To wrap it up, there are no classes that meet all the criteria requested, but many similar options take place during December, January, February, and March. Thanks for using Wonder! Please let us know if we can help with anything else!
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