Southern New Hampshire University’s marketing major gives future marketing professionals the foundation to succeed in their chosen industry. Already working in the field? The degree will bump your credentials – and your promotability – up a notch.
The coursework includes brand building, marketing campaign planning and analysis, and engaging target audiences through all the most modern media channels. Students acquire analysis, communication, critical thinking and decision-making skills, along with the essential business skills.
Importantly, you'll build a professional portfolio to take to prospective employers and tailor your degree to your own individual career interests.
Choose the on-campus option to pursue your marketing major and get real-world work experience in the AdLab - one of only two student-run, on-campus advertising companies in the country. As an AdLab student, you'll have the chance to work with clients such as the American Red Cross, the Manchester Monarchs and Catholic Medical Center.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in marketing at SNHU include:
Marketing majors graduate with a professional portfolio and a solid background in several aspects of marketing, including:
When it's time to look for a job, you'll be able to tap into a large college alumni network for employment and internships. Employers who hire SNHU interns and graduates include Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Lindt Chocolate, Fidelity Investments and Proctor & Gamble.
All marketing majors study general management, finance, organizational behavior and information technology, and can select one or two minors in areas such as social media, communication, graphic design or finance. In addition, you may focus on career-oriented subject areas like:
Free elective Credits: 15
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.
The primary goal of the internship experience is to expose students to actual practices in the world of work outside of the classroom, to relate this experience to academic course work and to synthesize the two in a practical application of knowledge in an experiential setting. Secondarily, internships offer the opportunity to develop crucial job searching skills, explore career interests, enhance your resume, make contacts in your chosen field and build references for future employment. Each intern will work in a career-related position during the academic term for which the student is enrolled for the internship - fall, spring or summer - completing a minimum of 150 hours on the job per 3 credits. Students can complete 0-15 hours of MKT 490 credit.
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. Writing Intensive Course.
The characteristics and management of markets are described in topics that include the marketing environment, components of the marketing mix, market segmentation, and planning.
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 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.
Choose any seven (7) courses including those with an FMM or MKT prefix or QSO 330
You also have the option of earning your bachelor’s degree in Marketing in just three years through our innovative Degree in Three program. Combining traditional classroom studies with unique out-of-classroom learning experiences, Degree in Three lets you:
We believe that college should change your life, not break the bank. That's why more than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...
This program is accredited by both NEASC and ACBSP.