As a marketing major at William Peace University, you will gain a strong foundation in what it takes to create, manage and enhance brands to maximize their value to consumers.
Both creative and analytical types can find a home in the broad field of marketing, which encompasses the entire range of activities that match goods, services and intangibles with consumer needs and desires. WPU’s Marketing program provides a solid foundation in the field, covering a range of disciplines such as advertising, public relations, media planning, sales strategy and more. Communication and computer skills are emphasized, and working collaboratively is an important aspect of the program. Professionals themselves, WPU faculty are active in their fields and well-connected, so opportunities abound to apply your knowledge through projects and internships. Given the breadth of the field and its many applications across non-profit, for-profit and public sectors, marketing Majors enjoy a wide range of career possibilities.
The U.S. Office of Business and Labor Statistics reports the following median salaries for jobs in this field:
- Sales Manager: $114K
- Market research analyst: $62K
- Advertising Manager: $96K
- Marketing Manager: $128K
The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.
Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Liberal Education Curriculum 49-50 credit hours Marketing Core Courses 39 credit hours Marketing Elective Courses 18 credit hours General Electives 13-14 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.S. Marketing 120 credit hours
Marketing Core Courses
39 credit hours
BAN 320: Decision Science I 3 BSA 160: Global Business Environment 3 BSA 211: Principles of Microeconomics 3 BSA 212: Principles of Macroeconomics 3 BSA 221: Financial Accounting 3 BSA 222: Managerial Accounting 3 BSA 240: Management and Organizational Behavior 3 BSA 250: Human Resources Management 3 BSA 270: Business Law 3 BSA 325: Corporate Finance 3 BSA 499: Business Policy 3 MAT 202: Finite Math or MAT 241: Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 3 MKT 230: Marketing 3
Marketing Elective Courses (choose 6)
18 credit hours
COM 270: Digital Media Convergence 3 COM 311: Interactive and Social Media 3 MKT 331: Advertising 3 MKT 332: Consumer Behavior 3 MKT 333: Nonprofit Marketing 3 MKT 336: Marketing Research 3 MKT 361: Global Marketing 3 MKT 426: Sales and Marketing Management 3
13- 14 credit hours
Must complete 13-14 elective credit hours 13-14
Minor in Marketing
18 Credit Hours
MKT 230: Marketing 3 Marketing Electives (choose five courses) COM 270: Digital Media Convergence 3 COM 311: Interactive and Social Media 3 MKT 331: Advertising 3 MKT 332: Consumer Behavior 3 MKT 333: Nonprofit Marketing 3 MKT 336: Marketing Research 3 MKT 361: Global Marketing 3 MKT 426: Sales and Marketing Management 3