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Marketing

Marketing

In an era of global, digitized, interactive business environments, marketing offers one of the best career opportunities for today’s business students. Marketing is a broad field, which includes activities related to selecting, designing, packaging, pricing, advertising, selling, distributing, and servicing a product in the domestic and/or international marketplace. It is the driving force in most businesses.

Companies realize that understanding the marketplace and consumer wants and needs requires competent marketing personnel, from marketing researchers to creative advertisers. The degree to which a company responds to customer demands greatly impacts an organization’s success. Marketing classes integrate theory and practical applications while applying related business knowledge of computers, accounting, and management principles.

Marketing personnel are employed in retail, industrial and commercial firms, schools and hospitals, both locally and internationally. Marketing offers something for every business student -- a desk job as a market research analyst, or travel and excitement with the public as a salesperson, retailer, or public relations person. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers in the Job Outlook, marketing is in the top ten degrees in demand.

Program Goal

The students will be able to transfer to a four-year college or university with a solid marketing and overall business studies foundation or become employed in an entry-level marketing position.

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

  • Identify the marketing mix variables: product, price, place, and promotion
  • Create and develop an integrated marketing communication plan, including marketing objectives, strategies, and tactics
  • Analyze consumer decision making as it relates to consumer buying behavior and marketing decisions
  • Analyze the decision-making process in marketing products internationally and understand the role marketing plays in a global economy
  • Identify the components of a successful advertising campaign and implement the campaign; create and develop an advertising brief
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various advertising media such as print, radio, television, outdoor advertising, direct response, etc.
  • Apply the strategic selling model to personal selling activities
  • Engage in a personal selling situation with emphasis on the customer relationship and deliver a personal sales presentation using a sales portfolio and other sales tools

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Marketing degree program must comply with the college admission requirements; no specific program requirements apply.

Accreditation

The Department of Business Studies is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). This national accreditation allows marketing graduates to transfer to accredited four-year colleges throughout the country.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Marketing program are ready for positions such as marketing coordinator, marketing assistant, account executive, retail associate, sales assistant, event planner, as well as many other dynamic and rewarding marketing-related careers.

Transfer Opportunities

The Marketing degree transfers in its entirety to many four-year colleges and universities. Southern New Hampshire University accepts 90 credits from MCC and awards scholarships to MCC marketing graduates based on academic performance. Plymouth State University, UNH Manchester, and Franklin Pierce University are other local colleges that accept marketing graduates. Additionally, credits transfer to ACBSP-accredited colleges throughout the U.S.

Marketing Degree


Degree Program - First Year

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
MKTG125M Principles of Marketing: A Global Perspective 3 0 3
ACCT113M Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
BUS110M Introduction to Businesses 3 0 3
BUS114M Management 3 0 3
CIS110M Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
FYE100M First Year Cornerstone 1 0 1
  Total 15 2 16
 
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ACCT123M Accounting and Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
ECON134M Macroeconomics 3 0 3
ENGL110M College Composition I 4 0 4
  Mathematics Elective - Choose one: (MATH145M, MATH202M) 4 0 4
  Business Elective - Choose one: (BUS120M, BUS155M, BUS200M, BUS205M, BUS216M, GDES110M, ECON135M) 3 0 3
  Total 17 0 17


Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
MKTG135M Global Consumer Behavior 3 0 3
MKTG210M Advertising 3 0 3
BUS212M Business Law I 3 0 3
  Science Elective (BIOL, CHEM, ENVS, ESCI, GEOL, PHYS) 3 0 3
  English Elective - Choose one: (ENGL113M, ENGL220M) 3 0 3
  Total 15 0 15
 
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
MKTG205M International Marketing 3 0 3
MKTG224M Sales and Sales Management 3 0 3
MKTG282M Marketing Research 3 0 3
BUS210M Organizational Communications 3 0 3
  Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 15 0 15
Total Credits - 63

 

Marketing Certificate

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    TH LAB CR
MKTG125M Principles of Marketing: A Global Perspective 3 0 3
MKTG135M Global Consumer Behavior 3 0 3
MKTG205M International Marketing 3 0 3
MKTG210M Advertising 3 0 3
MKTG224M Sales and Sales Management 3 0 3
MKTG282M Marketing Research 3 0 3
ACCT113M Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
CIS110M Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
  Business Elective (ACCT, BUS, FIN, MKTG) 3 0 3
Total Credits - 27