The BSBA with a major in Marketing, offered by the John Chambers School of Business and Economics, will prepare you for a successful career as a marketing professional in this constantly evolving industry. Every course in our program emphasizes "learning by doing" and features hands-on, real-world activities to give you the skills you need. Our innovative curriculum will give you a strong background in strategic marketing management and the different elements used by firms and in-house teams. The courses integrate global, societal and sustainability aspects of the marketplace, as well as the public and not-for-profit sector.
The online BSBA with a major in Marketing is offered through the John Chambers College of Business and Economics. This online degree is designed to give students a strong understanding of the foundations of marketing strategy, including how to conduct, analyze and interpret marketing research, and how to adapt marketing strategies to the globalized economy. Students will develop an understanding of the strategic marketing management planning process and will be able to integrate the various facets of marketing and apply these concepts to marketing decisions and the development of marketing plans.
Aside from the core courses, students will choose four marketing electives. The goal of the program is to provide students with a rigorous education that prepares them for successful careers as professional marketing executives in industry. Career opportunities include digital marketing, distribution and channel management, international business, marketing analytics, marketing management, product management, professional sales, promotions, retail management, and sustainable marketing.
Damia Dobbs serves as a Senior Academic Advisor for the Chambers College of Business and Economics, working with students interested in the online Marketing or Hospitality & Tourism Management majors, along with on-campus B&E students.
Contact Damia Dobbs to discuss eligibility.
All prospective students must apply for admission to West Virginia University. Applicants can apply online. Applicants must send official transcripts to the following address:
WVU Office of Admissions
PO Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009
For questions and assistance with your application, contact Kyle Patrick.
Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major: Marketing total degree cost: $57,000 – Residents and Non-Residents
Tuition and fees are usually not the only educational expenses you may have while pursuing a degree. You may have other costs such as books, supplies and living expenses. Please see the Estimate Costs and Aid webpage for how to estimate and plan for other potential expenses.
|MKTG 315||Buyer Behavior||3|
|MKTG 320||Personal Selling 1||3|
|MKTG 321||Professional Selling 2||3|
|MKTG 325||Marketing Research||3|
|MKTG 330||Distribution Channels||3|
|MKTG 345||Selling with Digital Media||3|
|MKTG 350||Product and Price Policies||3|
|MKTG 380||Integrated Promotions||3|
|MKTG 389||Online Analytics||3|
|MKTG 410||Retail Management||3|
|MKTG 415||Customer Relationship Marketing||3|
|MKTG 420||Sales Management||3|
|MKTG 425||Environmental and Social Issues in Marketing||3|
|MKTG 426||Sustainability Strategy||3|
|MKTG 435||Artificial Intelligence and Its Application in Marketing||3|
|MKTG 440||Export Management||3|
|MKTG 445||Start Up Marketing Promotions||3|
|MKTG 450||Practicum in Marketing||3|
|MKTG 470||Marketing Management||3|
|MKTG 474||Integrated Promotions Campaign||3|
|MKTG 475||Social Media and Marketing||3|
|MKTG 480||Services Marketing||3|
|MKTG 485||Global Marketing||3|
|MKTG 490||Teaching Practicum||1-3|
|MKTG 491||Professional Field Experience||1-18|
|MKTG 493||Special Topics||1-6|
|MKTG 495||Independent Study||1-6|
|MKTG 496||Senior Thesis||1-3|
As the marketing industry continues to evolve, there will be a greater emphasis on developing innovative and creative marketing strategies that can effectively engage customers and build brand loyalty. This means that marketing professionals with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as creative and strategic thinking abilities, will be highly sought after.
The demand for marketing professionals is expected to increase in the coming years, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 10% job growth for marketing managers between 2020 and 2030. This growth is due to the continued expansion of digital marketing, social media, and data analytics, which have become critical tools for businesses looking to remain competitive in today's market.
Students who graduate from WVU Online with the BSBA with a major in Marketing have access to the WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics Center for Career Development. The CCD helps students with resume writing, interview prep and finding internships and full-time employment. For more information, visit business.wvu.edu/careers.
Graduates of the online BSBA with a major in Marketing may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.
Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
If you’re interested in business, psychology, or social studies, you may be well-suited for Marketing. This major covers everything from advertising to market research, and you can choose from three areas of emphasis to personalize your plan of study. All coursework for this program is completed online.
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