Courses in Marketing

T MKT 200 Social Media Marketing (3)
Social media is now widely embraced around the world across several domains, be it social development, medicine, or business. The purpose of this course is to build a disciplined approach to understanding and harnessing social media so you can find some of the answers. Students will be required to keep-up with the latest trends and news in social media marketing. Does not yield credit toward the major in business administration or accounting or the minor in business. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Honors College.

B MKT 310 Marketing Principles (3)
Effective marketing policy is the key determinant of success in business. This course is designed to provide a broad-based foundation to the 4 P's of marketing: product development, pricing, promotion, and places of distribution. In addition, students are exposed to marketing research, marketing strategy, Internet and global marketing, consumer and organizational behavior, retailing, and market segmentation. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior standing.

B MKT 312 Marketing Research (3)
Understanding consumers is central to success in marketing. Marketing research is what marketers use in order to understand consumers. This course covers all aspects of marketing research process, including planning, design, collecting data, and analyzing data using SPSS or other statistical analysis software. Prerequisite(s): declared School of Business majors. B MKT 310 and A MAT 108.

B MKT 351 Consumer Behavior (3)
The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of (a) why consumers behave the way they do, (b) what factors influence such behavior, and (c) how consumers make decisions in the marketplace. Understanding consumer behavior serves as the foundation upon which advertising, sales promotion, product, packaging, pricing, distribution, and other aspects of marketing strategy are built. Prerequisite(s): declared School of Business majors. B MKT 310.

B MKT 376 Global/International Marketing (3)
This course extends marketing principles to the global arena. Through active participation and projects, students will learn about the problems of implementing a marketing mix globally and how to evaluate the social, legal, political, and ethical concerns in operating a global enterprise. Prerequisite(s): declared School of Business majors. B MKT 310. May not be offered in 2023-2024.

B MKT 377 Services Marketing (3)
This course covers the ideas, theories, and terminology that are foundational for creating successful marketing strategy in our current services (and experiences) economy, whether working for established businesses or starting your own venture. Services businesses create unique and difficult marketing challenges. Services account for 70%+ of the GNP in most developed economies, and a large majority of business graduates will be working in services industries (e.g. health care, technical and financial consultancies, PR firms, events coordination, marketing agencies, entertainment and sports businesses, etc.). Therefore, knowing services marketing strategies for success as a marketer in services businesses (and in manufacturing firms who offer service solutions as a competitive advantage) is a valuable skill set. Prerequisite(s): declared School of Business majors. B MKT 310, B MKT 351 recommended. May not be offered in 2023-2024.

B MKT 411 Marketing Strategy in Globalized Market Environment (3)
This course discusses how marketers develop marketing strategies in a globalized market environment and provides students necessary tools to develop integrated marketing management strategies. Through active class discussions, case studies, and projects, students learn how to evaluate global marketing environment and how to develop conventional and digital strategies applied to segmentation, targeting, positioning, and the marketing mix in a global context. Prerequisite(s): declared School of Business majors. B MKT 310.

B MKT 415 Retailing Management (3)
Examination of contemporary issues in retail management. Study of retailing concepts is provided through analyses of current retailing practices. Retailing theory and research to study and explore new developments in the retail industry. The course will provide a grounding in understanding the concepts of retailing and examine how it can be a source of creating value and competitive advantage. Prerequisite(s): declared School of Business majors. B MKT 310, B MKT 351 recommended. May not be offered in 2023-2024.

B MKT 421 Social Marketing and Public Policy (3)
This course provides students with a broader understanding of how marketing affects society. Specifically, this course will demonstrate the importance of marketing in various areas that are not traditionally covered in the business curriculum, such as government regulation of marketing structure, marketing policies, and practices. Additionally, this course will provide students with the necessary skills to apply a variety of social marketing concepts in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, using appropriate analytical techniques. Prerequisite(s): declared School of Business majors. B MKT 310, B MKT 351 recommended.

B MKT 430/430Z Personal Selling and Sales Management (3)
This course seeks to immerse students in the discipline of Selling and Sales Management/Leadership and the interrelationship between those disciplines. The course will focus on the sales process, sales technologies, sales administration and, the most important aspect of both selling and sales management - human behavior and the impact on students' prospects as a salesperson and their salespeople, in the role as a Sales Manager/Leader. Learning is achieved through a series of case studies, film, lectures, guest speakers and completing behavioral and leadership profiles. Prerequisite(s): declared School of Business majors. B MKT 310.

B MKT 432 Advertising: An IMC Perspective (3)
Through projects and active participation in this course, you will learn how people receive and process messages; why some efforts work while others fail; how to integrate your efforts and target an audience through advertising, public relations, direct marketing, and information systems; how to assess communication options systematically and formulate integrated marketing communication plans; and how an integrated marketing communication plan can win and keep customers. Prerequisite(s): declared School of Business majors. B MKT 351.

B MKT 461 Marketing Analytics (3)
This is an introductory course to data analytics with a focus on marketing problems. Using a data analysis software (SPSS), students learn how to prepare data for analysis, conduct initial analysis, and interpret and present the results to different audiences to inform marketing strategies. The course also includes topics on digital analytics, how to present data convincingly, the ethics of using big data in business, and the future of data-driven decision making. Besides lectures, students engage in hands-on exercises (including analysis of real company data), guest lectures, TED talks, and case studies. Prerequisite(s): declared School of Business majors. B MKT 310.

B MKT 480 Selected Topics in Marketing (3)
Intensive study of topics in marketing. Topics may include project management, new product development, management of innovation, use of microcomputers for marketing decisions, retailing, and industrial marketing. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Prerequisite(s): declared School of Business majors.