Marketing Communications Courses

MKT2220 Principles of Marketing

Provides an introduction to fundamental principles and practices in the marketing process, including a detailed study of each marketing mix tool (product, price, place, promotion), along with an introduction to marketing research, target marketing, SWOT construction and analysis, strategic marketing planning, and consumer behavior. This is the gateway course to the Marketing Communications Program.

3 Credit Hours

MKT2222 Fundamentals of Marketing Research

Provides an in-depth review of the marketing research function in a contemporary business environment. The course will discuss the market research process, focus on secondary data, and introduce students to quantitative and qualitative primary data collection methods.

Prerequisites: MKT2220, MAT2215

3 Credit Hours

MKT2223 Digital and Social Media Strategy

Explores current and emerging forms of digital and social media and how to leverage them to build brands and engage customers. Students will evaluate digital and social media against communication and marketing objectives and develop effective media plans.

Prerequisite: MKT2220

3 Credit Hours

MKT2235 Business to Business Marketing

Addresses businesses that market products to other firms. Areas of focus include market, sales, and product strategies; creating the customer value proposition; and building and managing customer relationships. Emphasis is on organizational buying behavior, market segmentation and selection, channel design, management, and measurement.

Prerequisite: MKT2220

3 Credit Hours

MKT2241 Consumer Behavior

Introduces the nature and determinants of consumer behavior. Primary emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of psychological characteristics (needs and personality) that influence and shape consumer purchase decisions.

Prerequisite: MKT2220 

3 Credit Hours

MKT2242 Branding

Provides students with a comprehensive treatment of brands, brand equity, and brand management. This course includes the design and implementation of marketing programs and activities to build, measure, and manage brand equity. This is the capstone course for the A.A.S. in Marketing Communications.

Prerequisite: MKT2220

3 Credit Hours

MKT2245 Professional Selling and Sales Management

Provides students with an understanding of the principles and techniques necessary to sell any of the three main types of products: goods, services, or ideas. Students develop sales presentations and use role playing to present their selling approaches in class.

Prerequisite: MKT2220

3 Credit Hours

MKT2247 Advertising Management

Provides students with a broad view of advertising principles and their relation to the marketing process. Students gain an understanding of the three key functional areas of advertising: account management, media planning, and creative design.

Prerequisite: MKT2220

3 Credit Hours

MKT3310 Services Marketing

Provides students with an understanding of how the marketing process for services is conducted. Students will learn how to develop a services marketing plan and utilize elements for various types of services.

Prerequisite: MKT2220

3 Credit Hours

MKT3315 Sports and Events Marketing

Examines the application of marketing principles and processes to the sports industry as well as the role of marketing in analyzing, planning, implementing, and controlling of programs and events.

Prerequisite: MKT2220

3 Credit Hours

MKT3322 Digital Marketing: Strategy & Tactics

Provides an in-depth study of online marketing strategies and tactics. Students will learn advanced concepts and tools of digital marketing and apply these new skills to make business decisions. Emphasis is on website optimization, display advertising, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing and Mobile Marketing.

Prerequisite: MKT2223

3 Credit Hours

MKT3330 Marketing Logistics

Acquaints students with a total systems approach to managing the activities involved in physically moving raw materials, process inventory, and finished goods inventory. Students learn how efficiently managed logistics can improve the marketing effort by establishing consistent and dependable customer service levels.

Prerequisite: MKT2220

3 Credit Hours

MKT3351 Public Relations

Addresses the journalistic and marketing foundation of public relations practices. This course explores the practical applications of crisis management and examines the integration of public relations, marketing, and advertising into customer relationship management and broader marketing communications campaigns.

Prerequisite: MKT2220

3 Credit Hours

MKT4410 New Product Development

Identifies the various steps through which new products are developed. Emphasis is placed on the activities through which cost estimates become budgets, prototypes become products, and sales plans become sales calls.

Prerequisite: MKT2220

3 Credit Hours

MKT4446 Media Strategy and Metrics

Links target markets with advertising media through the development of media objectives, strategies, and tactics. This course addresses strategies such as target identification and audience matching with specific media and goals. Students are introduced to standard metrics such as CPM, reach, and frequency.

Prerequisite: MKT2247

3 Credit Hours

MKT4460 Quantitative Research Design and Analysis

Teaches the fundamentals of effective survey construction and experimental design to capture quantitative data, and the primary means by which data is analyzed. Acquaints students with state-of-the-art quantitative techniques for forecasting, product design, market segmentation, concept testing, and test marketing.

Prerequisite: MKT2222

3 Credit Hours

MKT4461 Qualitative Research Design and Analysis

Provides students with a conceptual knowledge structure for qualitative marketing research. Students will learn the techniques of observational research, interviewing, focus groups, and projective techniques and how to analyze the data collected to aid in making effective marketing decisions.

Prerequisite: MKT2222

3 Credit Hours

MKT4465 Strategic Marketing Capstone

Focuses on the long-term implications of strategic market planning, including analysis of marketing opportunities, development of marketing strategies, shaping of marketing offers, and the management and delivery of marketing programs. This is the capstone course for the B.B.A. in Marketing Communications.

Prerequisites: MGT2220, MKT2222, MKT2241, MKT2242, MKT3310

3 Credit Hours