Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
Marketing Bachelor's Degree Program
Four year degree; Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)
The Marketing bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary covers a wide range of business and marketing concepts, from sales to public relations and advertising. You will learn how to position and promote products and services, conduct marketing research, and analyze consumer behavior. Because marketing is a skill that applies to virtually any business, your marketing degree will open the door to a vast spectrum of professional opportunities.
The marketing program is offered as a four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at the University of Mary’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota. The University of Mary also offers main campus students a groundbreaking Year Round Campus option, which enables you to complete your bachelor’s degree in just 2.6 years. You can also complete your marketing degree via convenient evening or online classes that enable you to learn in a format that best fits your schedule.
Marketing Program Highlights
In the Marketing bachelor’s degree program, you will gain unique insights into the world of marketing and business, while having opportunities to gain real-world experience that you can apply directly to your career. You will also benefit from the numerous advantages of pursuing your undergraduate degree at the University of Mary:
The University of Mary is one of the most affordable private universities in the nation.
We offer a variety of ways to help finance your education. In fact, 99 percent of our main campus students receive some type of scholarship or financial aid.
The Marketing bachelor’s degree program, at the University of Mary’s Gary Tharaldson School of Business, is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
Work side-by-side with world-class faculty who bring professional marketing and business experience to their classrooms.
Learn to incorporate Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values and the merits of servant leadership into academic and community projects.
Work with a team to develop strategic solutions to real-world business and marketing challenges.
Emerging Leaders Academy
Take part in our Emerging Leaders Academy, a four-year leadership program for selected students.
Career Outlook for Marketing Majors
Marketing will continue to be essential for businesses to expand their share of the market, and marketing managers will be needed to plan, direct, and coordinate advertising and promotions campaigns. Because marketing managers and their departments are important to an organization’s revenue, marketing managers are less likely to be let go than many other types of managers.*
Employment of marketing managers is steadily growing, with a projected 12 percent increase from 2012 to 2022.
In 2012, the median annual wage for marketing managers was $119,480.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-’13 Edition.
All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major. Courses marked with an * should be completed prior to application to the major. They also require a grade of C or higher.
*ACC 101, *102, *CIS 101 or pass the equivalency exam, BUS 200, 201, *215, 230, 311, 330, 333, 340, 341, 362, 380, 403, 406; 446 or 452; COM 329, 330
*ECN 203, 204; *ENG 121, *COM 110,
Ancillary courses included in the major: COM 204, 226; ART 108
Students must also complete ALU 499, Senior Competencies Assessment, an exam to be taken during their last semester of study.
BUS 215, 230, 330, 333, 340 341; COM 330
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Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship!
We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package.
Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education.
Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue
a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific
to each major or academic program.
We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.
Program Advisor: Karel Sovak