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B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing

This Business Administration – Marketing major at Colorado State University will provide its students with a comprehensive knowledge of marketing along with the skills necessary for effective decision making in a business environment that is diverse, global, and highly competitive.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

As defined by the American Marketing Association, marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customer, clients, partners, and society at large. Organizations engage in marketing activities, such as conducting market research, developing new products, establishing pricing approaches, designing marketing communications, and building customer relationships.

Marketing is people-oriented and ever changing. A person’s analytical and creative abilities are brought to bear on developing solutions to various marketing problems while operating within a continuously evolving marketplace. In addition to the All-University Core Curriculum, course work for a major in business administration/marketing includes calculus, economics, statistics, and business foundation classes along with courses that specifically examine marketing issues and practices.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the Business Administration – Marketing major at Colorado State University will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify a marketing problem and key influences on that problem, to use appropriate qualitative and quantitative analysis and market research techniques to evaluate the marketing problem, and to evaluate alternative solutions
  • Make a final recommendation that thoroughly addresses the problem/opportunity based on: making reasonable assumptions; considering appropriate customer, competitor, and company constraints; clearly addressing the marketing issues; and demonstrating an understanding of the interrelationships of marketing concepts
  • Use marketing terminology correctly
  • Develop persuasive and convincing arguments that support recommendations
  • Design a marketing plan

Potential Occupations

Between one-fourth and one-third of the civilian labor force is employed in marketing-related positions. Examples of possible careers include, but are not limited to: marketing strategy planning, brand management, product development, market research, digital marketing, pricing management, sales management, advertising, and promotion management.

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Courses included

  • Ethics in Contemporary Organizations
  • Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics With Business Applications
  • Business Writing and Communication
  • Business Analytics
  • Principles of Finance

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