Courses in marketing (designated MRKT) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward
- a major in marketing, business administration, or management studies
- a minor in marketing or business administration
- an AA in General Studies with business and management or management studies curricula
Marketing Principles (3 Credits, MRKT 310)
A foundation in the principles of marketing used to manage profitable customer relationships. The objective is to understand the pivotal role of marketing within both an organization’s strategic plan and the marketing process and determine marketing strategies and tactics. Topics include consumer behavior, competitive analysis, segmentation, target marketing, positioning, branding, new product development, pricing, value chains, and marketing communications. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 350, MGMT 322, MRKT 310, or TMGT 322.
Integrated Marketing Communications (3 Credits, MRKT 354)
Prerequisite: MRKT 310. A project-driven study of the integration of marketing communication tools used to achieve customer-centered marketing communications objectives. The goal is to develop and evaluate an integrated marketing communications plan and manage the marketing communications function. Topics include advertising, direct marketing, public relations, sales promotion, interactive and social media, buzz marketing, and personal selling. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 354 or MRKT 354.
Managing Customer Relationships (3 Credits, MRKT 395)
Prerequisite: MRKT 310. A comprehensive study of marketing strategies focused on identifying profitable customers, retaining those customers, and growing their lifetime value. The aim is to identify and differentiate individual customers and customer groups, use data to determine customer interactions, and determine how to provide customization within a mass customization environment. Topics include data mining to identify individual customers, determining loyalty segments of customers, assessing the lifetime revenue value of customers, understanding customer behavior, developing programs to change customer behavior, and designing customer loyalty and customer service programs and policies. Discussion also covers various customer relationship management (CRM) technology–related tools and metrics to support management’s assessment of customer relationship management efforts. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 395, BMGT 398A, MGMT 395, MGMT 398A, or MRKT 395.
Global Marketing (3 Credits, MRKT 454)
Prerequisite: MRKT 310. An in-depth study of marketing principles as they relate to the global marketplace. The aim is to apply marketing principles and strategies to a global organization and markets. Discussion covers the influence of internationalization on the U.S. economy, the competitive pressures on the intensifying global markets, and the development of marketing plans tailored to reach international and global markets. Topics also include the political, economic, legal, regulatory, and sociocultural trends affecting international marketing; the dynamic environments in which global marketing strategies are formulated; and the challenge of implementing marketing programs leading to competitive advantage.