BSBA in Business Administration with Emphasis in Marketing
Degree Program Description
Students pursuing a degree in Business Administration will gain exposure to multiple areas of business including Accounting, Economics, Finance and Banking, Management, and Marketing. An emphasis in Marketing focuses on acquiring and managing customers by studying business activities that connect consumers with goods and services. The degree deals with the strategies, tactics and business processes involved in researching markets, deciding which markets and segments to pursue, identifying what unique value to provide and then assembling the products, services, people and partner firms needed to build, communicate and deliver that value. The marketing major is an exciting option for those students seeking an in-depth knowledge of the tools, concepts and practice of modern marketing. This program prepares students for a career in marketing, sales, and marketing analytics. Students are able to earn an in-degree certificate in Sales and Customer Development, Marketing Analytics, and in Digital Marketing. Courses in this area span the domains of marketing management, marketing analytics, sales, marketing communications, digital marketing, sales promotion, retail, services, brand management, and global marketing.
Major Program Requirements
|General Education Requirements||27|
|Upper Level Admission Courses||33|
|Required Core Courses||24|
|Money, Banking and Financial Markets|
or ECONOM 3251
|Principles of Management - Writing Intensive|
or MANGMT 3000
|Principles of Management|
|Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies|
|Introduction to Business Law|
|Principles of Marketing|
|Advanced Professional Development Principles|
|Professional Development Program - Internship|
|Required Marketing Courses||6|
|Additional Marketing Courses||15|
|Select from the following:|
|Procurement Processes and Analytics|
|Special Topics in Marketing *|
|Current Issues in International Marketing *|
|Problems in Marketing *|
|Advanced Professional Selling|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications in Sales and Marketing|
|Integrated Marketing Communications|
|Social Media Marketing|
|Search Engine Strategies|
|CX: The Digital Customer Experience|
|Entering Global Markets|
|Contemporary Issues in Marketing|
|Marketing Supply Chain Analytics|
|Analyzing and Communicating Business Data|
|Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Business|
|Databases for Marketing Decisions|
|Professional Marketing Internship|
|Data-Based Decision-Making in Marketing|
|Emphasis Support Courses||12|
|Courses to be selected from: **|
Accountancy: Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Economics: Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Finance: Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Management: Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Marketing: Any 3000 or 4000 level class (if not used in required core courses)
Other 3000+ level courses taken in fulfillment of requirements for an official certificate, minor or dual major
|Capstone course - senior year (on campus) Minimum grade of C- required||3|
Only one may be used to fulfill additional marketing course requirement.
NOTE: Only courses not used to fulfill other Marketing or Trulaske College of Business requirements (except some WI) qualify as emphasis support electives. Check the Undergraduate Course Catalog for prerequisites.
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|BUS_AD 1500||3||MATH 1400||3|
|MATH 1100||3||ECONOM 1014||3|
|State Requirement||3||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|Biological or Physical Science with Lab||3||Elective||3|
|ACCTCY 2036||3||ACCTCY 2037||3|
|ECONOM 1015||3||ACCTCY 2258||3|
|MATH 1300||3||STAT 2500||3|
|Humanities (writing intensive)||3||MANGMT 3000W||3|
|BUS_AD 3500||3||MRKTNG 4050||3|
|ECONOM 3229||3||MANGMT 3300||3|
|MRKTNG 3000||3||Additional Marketing Course||3|
|FINANC 3000||3||Emphasis Support||3|
|MRKTNG 4000||3||MANGMT 4970 (Capstone)||3|
|Additional Marketing Course||3||Additional Marketing Course||3|
|Additional Marketing Course||3||Additional Marketing Course||3|
|Emphasis Support Course||3||Emphasis Support Course||3|
|BUS_AD 4500||3||Emphasis Support Course||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
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