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In this exciting major, you will learn how to think strategically about brands and communication, study and adapt to consumer behavior, and position products to respond to their needs. This program will also prepare you to work with client organizations and their needs, and make ethical decisions from a Catholic foundation.

Careers: Advertising, Sales, Public Relations, Market Research

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Our program unites the art of marketing with a commitment to truth in all matters. We uphold the responsibility of those within business generally and marketing in particular to value the dignity of the human person, the common good, subsidiarity and solidarity, as well as to respect ownership as stewardship.

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A Marketing DEGREE

    1. Marketing research You’ll do live case studies for class, so you can see theory at play in the world and identify what makes a campaign succeed.
    2. Product placement. Learn strategies for making products accessible to consumers.
    3. Sales. When you integrate sales skills into your marketing, you can better connect with both clients and consumers, and make your strategy more successful.
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Welcome to the Marketing major! The distinctive character of this program is its commitment to marrying the art of marketing with a commitment to communicate truth in all matters. Within the context of a Catholic liberal arts university, it also upholds the responsibility of those within business generally and marketing in particular to value the dignity of the human person, the common good, subsidiarity and solidarity, as well as to respect ownership as stewardship. Marketing can be a significant vocation through which to serve humankind and the Church in the pursuit of truth. We look forward to having you be a part of it.

Mary Hunt, Ph.D. (candidate)

Assistant Professor of Business & Psychology

Mary HuntEducation: B.A., Political Science & Spanish, Wellesley College; M.B.A., Marketing, Washington University; M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (candidate), Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Office: Henkels 2030
Phone: (239) 304-7128

Gabriel Martinez, Ph.D.

Chair of the Economics Department, Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Online Education

Gabriel MartinezEducation: B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Carolina; M.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Economics, University of Notre Dame
Office: Prince 111
Phone: (239) 280-1611
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Peter Whalen, Ph.D.

Ungarino Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Education: B.S., Marketing, Florida State University; M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Louis University; Ph.D., Marketing, University of Oregon
Office: Henkels 2046
Phone: (239) 280-1694

In addition to the core curriculum, marketing majors take the following courses:

  • BUSN 201 Principled Entrepreneurship
  • ACCT 201 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
  • FINC 201 Fundamentals of Finance
  • STAT 230 Applied Statistics
  • BUSN 303 Management and Ethics
  • BUSN 340 Business Law I
  • BUSN 368 Quantitative Business Analysis
  • MKTG 200 Marketing (previously offered as BUSN 304)
  • MKTG 335 Consumer Behavior
  • MKTG 350 Marketing Research
  • MKTG 450 Advertising and Digital Marketing
  • BUSN 490 Strategic Management/Business Capstone
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Marketing is a high value major as a specialty within business. Students pursuing this major are eligible to pursue internship opportunities with profit or nonprofit organizations to assist organizations to better brand themselves and to build relationships with those they serve. Marketing is tailored for those seeking careers as entrepreneurs seeking to start up their own projects or organizations, for careers in fundraising and outreach within nonprofits, as well as for those seeking a vocation within more traditional business organizations.

  1. MKTG 200 Marketing
  2. MKTG 335 Consumer Behavior
  3. MKTG 350 Marketing Research
  4. MKTG 450 Advertising and Digital Marketing
  5. STAT 230 Applied Statistics

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