Students in the Marketing major begin by completing the Business core marketing course, BCOR 3510 Marketing and Business Communications , which is a required core business class for all business and accounting majors. It is strongly recommended that students complete BCOR 3510 during the fall semester of sophomore year. In the sophomore year, students choose one of the four specialized Marketing Curriculum Pathways or General Marketing. At the beginning of their junior year, students commence coursework toward their chosen Pathway or General Marketing: The four pathways are: Applied Learning in Societal Transformation (A-LIST), Congruity of Interests (COIN), Marketing Analytics (MA), or the M-School Pathway. Note that admission into the M-School Pathway is competitive and based on an application process taking place in the students’ sophomore year. Once in a Pathway, students must first complete the specific Foundational course(s) within that Pathway before taking any advanced MRKT elective courses or the required Capstone course within that respective Pathway. General Marketing and Marketing Curriculum Pathways all require MRKT 3512 Customer Insights , with BCOR 3510 as a prerequisite. It is strongly recommended that all marketing students completeMRKT 3512 Customer Insights before the start of their junior year. The additional foundational courses within the respective pathways are MRKT 3513 Rethinking the Marketplace (A-LIST Pathway), MRKT 3516 Company and Customer Mutualism (COIN Pathway), MRKT 4517 Data-Driven Customer Insights (MA Pathway), and MRKT 3521 The New World of Branding and Advertising (M-School Pathway). For all pathways, students must complete 20 units for the major.
Requirements for the Marketing major are specific to each Pathway:
Students in the General Marketing program will complete MRKT 3512 Customer Insights , at least one Pathway foundational course (MRKT 3513 Rethinking the Marketplace , MRKT 3516 Company and Customer Mutualism , MRKT 4517 Data-Driven Customer Insights , MRKT 3521 The New World of Branding and Advertising ), and three upper-division MRKT electives including at least two 4000-level courses. Please note that Pathway prerequisites are applicable to General Marketing students.
Students in the A-LIST Pathway will complete MRKT 3512 Customer Insights and MRKT 3513 Rethinking the Marketplace , one advanced MRKT elective courses chosen from among those specifically designated as A-LIST electives, one advanced MRKT elective course chosen either from the A-LIST elective or other MRKT electives, and the capstone MRKT 4593 Brand Storytelling course.
Students in the COIN Pathway will complete MRKT 3512 Customer Insights and MRKT 3516 Company and Customer Mutualism , one advanced MRKT elective courses chosen only from among those specifically designated as COIN electives, one advanced MRKT elective course chosen either from the COIN electives or any other 4000-level MRKT elective (or MRKT 3513 or MRKT 3521), and the capstone MRKT 4595 Value Creation and Marketing Accountability course.
Students in the MA Pathway must complete MRKT 3512 Customer Insights , MRKT 4517 Data-Driven Customer Insights , MRKT 4527 Customer Relationship Management Analytics , one upper-division MRKT elective, and the capstone MRKT 4547 Strategic Marketing Decision Making course.
Alternatively, after completing BCOR 3510, Marketing students can apply for admittance into the M-School program during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Admittance is competitive and not guaranteed; however, if accepted into the M-School, students are required to complete, in addition to MRKT 3512 Customer Insights , four M-School specific classes in order to meet the requirements of the Marketing major. Required classes include the foundational MRKT 3521 The New World of Branding and Advertising course and the capstone MRKT 4531 Creative Brand Management course. After completing MRKT 3512 and MRKT 3521 , students will complete two additional required courses among the following M-School courses: MRKT 3531 Brand Planning and Strategy , MRKT 3533 Production Tools and Techniques , MRKT 3534 Conceptual Brand Thinking , MRKT 4521 Adaptive Media and Analytics and MRKT 4538 Full Funnel Marketing . The fifth and final M-School course is MRKT 4531 Creative Brand Management , taken senior year, spring semester.
Please note that students will be permitted to begin taking their foundational course and associated required or advanced elective courses within a Pathway only after completing BCOR 3510 Marketing and Business Communications . The Marketing major requires MRKT 3512 and four upper division courses beyond BCOR 3510, regardless of the pathway selected. Requirements to complete the upper division courses for the general marketing major and each pathway are specified above.