Marketing Major and Career Info

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Marketing refers to the set of activities for creating and delivering products and services that benefit an organization, its stakeholders, and society.  Studying marketing will help you understand how organizations use creative, analytical, and quantitative capabilities to reach consumers and other organizations. The study of marketing also provides insight into organizations’ and consumers’ behaviors, underlying motivations, and preferences.

The marketing program offers courses in creativity, consumer behavior, sales, research, sustainability, Ecommerce, logistics, branding and organizational and global marketing.  The capstone options are client-based practicums to provide students with hands-on experience.


  • Organize, analyze, and interpret market data
  • Value creativity and diversity of thought
  • Develop new ideas and possibilities to address challenges
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and stakeholders
  • Support ideas and solutions with data and research
  • Identify patterns in consumer behavior through qualitative and quantitative research
  • Formulate recommendations through analysis of benefits and risks
  • Manage projects from conception to implementation
  • Effectively use verbal and written communication
  • Analyze complex, conceptual opportunities and develop value propositions

Top Employers

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Accenture
  • Allstate
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • B Swift
  • Coyote Logistics
  • E&J Gallo Winery
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • Gartner (formerly CEB)
  • News America Marketing
  • Nielsen
  • Oracle
  • PepsiCo
  • Textron
  • TQL
  • Trunk Club
  • West Monroe Partners

Career Opportunities

  • Account Coordinator
  • Account Manager
  • Associate Sales Analyst
  • Business Development Representative
  • Creative Services Coordinator
  • Director of Marketing
  • Junior Consultant
  • Marketing Innovation
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Merchandiser
  • National Stylist
  • Sales Associate
  • Space Planning Analyst