Follow a business career path centered around creativity and problem solving with the Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree from Southern New Hampshire University. This online marketing degree program will help you build your knowledge in brand communications, consumer behavior, market research and international marketing. By earning your bachelor’s in marketing, you'll be prepared for a variety of careers in the dynamic, creative, results-oriented marketing field.
You can also choose to focus your degree with a concentration in social media. You’ll learn to leverage new media to introduce brands to new customers and build loyalty and revenue.
Discover how to build a brand through social media marketing and why the best crisis management plan is an organized strategy in this conversation between Major League Soccer player and SNHU student Heath Pearce and Dr. Patricia Spirou, chairwoman of SNHU's marketing department.
Structure your online marketing degree to fit your interests by taking advantage of the program's wide variety of elective offerings. At SNHU, you can explore marketing topics like sales management, international retailing, direct marketing, brand communications, advertising copy, design and media planning.
In the BS in Marketing program, you’ll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor’s in marketing online at SNHU include:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports various employment opportunities in marketing are expected to increase by 12 percent through 2022. In 2012, about 24 percent of advertising and promotions managers worked for advertising agencies. About 16 percent of marketing managers worked in the management of companies and enterprises industry.
With an online marketing degree under your belt, you’ll have the skills required for a variety of entry- and mid-level marketing roles in advertising, customer relations, market research, product/brand management, product distribution, purchasing, retail management and sales.
In the online bachelor's in marketing degree program, you can tailor your coursework to fit your interests. Broad elective offerings include courses in advertising, branding, communication, campaign development, retailing and sales.
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the concepts involved in integrated marketing communication (IMC) which includes a focus on social media and the role they play in advertising, public relations, branding, and corporate communication strategies. This course focuses on the planning, research and creative skills needed to reach promotional objectives.
Selling is a real life skill that everyone uses every day no matter what the profession. The role of professional salespeople is to uncover the needs and wants of buyers in order to develop value-added relationships. This role is vital to the marketer as it entails creating value for and communicating value to the customer which positively impacts the success of an organization's marketing strategy. This introductory selling course focuses on the basic sales skills and tools necessary to become a successful professional salesperson. Although the topic of business-to-consumer (B2C) sales is addressed, the emphasis is placed on business-to-business (B2B) sales, the sales process and sales methodology.
This course compares and contrasts secondary and primary research with emphasis on the latter. Students explore different types of primary research as well as the basic research methods. It focuses primarily on the survey.
This course explores the behavior that consumers display in searching, purchasing, using, evaluating and disposing of products. Offered every semester.
This is the capstone course of the undergraduate marketing curriculum. It focuses primarily on the decisions required of marketing executives as they seek to develop, implement and control integrated marketing programs. Students will be asked to apply their understanding of marketing principles covered in other marketing courses to solve specific company problems. Topics include a diversity of product, market and industry environments. Offered every semester. Writing Intensive Course.
Select five of the following or the Social Media Concentration:
This course focuses on the creative end of advertising, including the actual presentation of advertisements. Harmony, consistency and effective use of colors, headlines, subheadlines, borders and amplification of the features, as well as advantages and benefits of the product/service, are emphasized. Students will be familiar with the creative competencies and skills needed in the formulation of effective campaigns in various media.
This course addresses the connection between media and markets from a quantitative perspective. Students learn to read and understand available statistical tools providing measurement data of media audiences and media usage patterns. The course covers media selection criteria, such as effective reach and frequency, cost per thousand and cost per rating point, weighting, and continuity patterns. Students also become cognizant of the impact of a firm's corporate strategies, particularly the marketing and financial strategies, on media planning. Lastly, the course considers the strategic issues of fragmentation and selectivity as new technology and methods of reaching target markets emerge. Writing intensive course.
This course focuses on effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally with emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. Students are exposed to concepts and models important in supply chain planning with emphasis on key tradeoffs and phenomena. The course introduces and utilizes key tactics such as risk pooling and inventory placement, integrated planning and collaboration, and information sharing.
MKT - Any (1-5) Marketing elective(s)
Free Elective Credits: 15
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
*Tuition rates are subject to change. Changes are generally implemented in June each year.
Additional Costs Books (course by course).
Students are responsible for providing their own internet access.
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