As a marketing major you join one of the most popular majors at ODU and at most universities. Our cutting-edge program teaches students marketing, communication, and analytical knowledge to prepare them for high-demand marketing career opportunities. From building iconic brands to understanding why people buy what they buy, marketing is the exciting interface between companies and their customers and other stakeholders. It builds valuable relationships for companies and makes them more competitive in the marketplace. A career in marketing is often considered one of the best training grounds to rise to the top level of corporations. Students can choose from a general marketing concentration and three distinctive career-oriented concentrations: digital marketing, marketing analytics and research and professional sales.
Digital marketing concentration: Acquire the knowledge base and skill set to leverage digital marketing platforms such as social media and search engines. Learn More
Marketing analytics concentration: Prepare for fast-growing career opportunities in the field of deriving deep customer insight & effective marketing strategy from data. Learn More
Concentration in professional sales: Learn persuasive communications, sales tactics, and sales management strategies to prepare for a career in sales and sales management. Learn More
Public Relations Specialists
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.
Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.
Conduct retail activities of businesses operating exclusively online. May perform duties such as preparing business strategies, buying merchandise, managing inventory, implementing marketing activities, fulfilling and shipping online orders, and balancing financial records.
Students are not formally admitted into the B.S.B.A. in Marketing program until the end of the sophomore year, when completion of all prerequisites is expected. Admission to the University does not constitute automatic admission to the program.
To speak to someone about the admission process, please contact the marketing chief departmental advisor, Professor Michelle Carpenter.
For Admission to the Marketing Program
paper based: 550, internet based: 79
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