Marketing Bachelor's Degree

Our Marketing Bachelor’s degree is part of our online AcceleratED Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program. We’ve taken all material from our traditional 11-week courses and condensed it into ultra-focused six-week courses.

Now, earning your Bachelor’s degree can be achieved more quickly than you thought possible.

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Accelerated Marketing Bachelor's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

Upper Division

Research and Report Writing

Students will learn research and report writing for academic settings. Topics will include qualitative and quantitative research methodology, literature reviews, information literacy, and academic report writing.

Prerequisite: English Composition or Professional Communication

Course ID: GEB 3110
Credits: 4

Consumer Behavior

Students focus on demographics, lifestyle, social and cultural trends, and the impact on consumer motivations and behavior. Topics for exploration include the consumer decision-making process, family, learning, personality, group dynamics, market adjustment, product innovation and the impacts on the business world. Market research techniques and strategies in conjunction with the analysis of business to business as well as business to consumer sales are included. Students assess the managerial application of consumer behavior including ethics and legal implications.

Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing

Course ID: GEB 3275
Credits: 4

Managing a Diverse Workforce

This seminar course examines diversity from a personal, group, organizational, national, and global perspective. Students will explore stereotypes of individuals within organizations, and they will study how these stereotypes affect people within the workplace. Students will also examine issues in conducting business and managing people within a global setting.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: GEB 4220
Credits: 4

Website Development for Business

This course teaches students the business strategies and techniques for website design and development. Key areas include usability studies, information architecture design, and working with information technology professionals to develop the website. This course includes educational resources from Harvard Business Publishing.

Search Engine Optimization and Marketing Strategie

Course ID: GEB 4230
Credits: 4

Statistics for Business

In this course, students will develop basic statistical literacy along with the ability to analyze and evaluate real-life business problems using statistical methods. Students will learn to organize and present quantitative data by means of graphical and numerical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and simple linear regression.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: GEB 4310
Credits: 4

Advanced Principles of Marketing

This course examines developing, designing, and implementing marketing programs, processes, and activities. Key areas of focus include capturing market insights, brand building strategies, market segmentation, and delivering and communicating value. This course includes educational resources from Harvard Business Publishing.

Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing

Course ID: GEB 4410
Credits: 4

Contemporary Leadership Challenges

This seminar course examines current issues within the management field. This course is highly interactive in that both students and faculty are actively engaged in researching, presenting, and discussing course materials. In addition to gaining in-depth exposure to a current key topic in the field, students learn to become active and effective members of a professional learning community.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4143
Credits: 4

Organizational Behavior Analysis

This course is designed to explore human behavior in work settings from an interdisciplinary perspective. The following topics will be studied and analyzed from a management perspective: organizational structure, leadership, power, conflict management, individual and group dynamics, motivation, morale, and communication.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4240
Credits: 4

International Business

This course provides management students with an introduction to international economic, political, cultural and business environments. Students will develop a basic understanding and appreciation of the myriad factors involved in managing people within a global workforce.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4602
Credits: 4

Strategic Management

This course is designed to integrate prior business courses through study, discussion, and creation of strategic management plans. Students will evaluate the key functions of organizations and integration of these functions to understand the best practices used to achieve competitive advantages. Topics will include strategic formulation, implementation, and evaluation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAN 4720
Credits: 4

Internet Marketing, Public Relations and Social Media

This course is designed to give students an in depth understanding of E-Marketing strategies and techniques and how to apply them to help organizations achieve their online sales and marketing objectives. Key areas of focus include email marketing, social media, and online PR.

Prerequisite: Internet Business Models and E-Commerce

Course ID: MAR 3295
Credits: 4

Strategic Sales and Sales Management

Students will examine strategies and relationships that relate to the job of managing an effective sales force. A concentration on developing a sales force program and managing strategic account relationships will be applied. The focus on sales management will allow students to explore team development, diversity in the work force, problem-solving skills, and financial issues.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAR 3592
Credits: 4

Search Engine Optimization and Marketing Strategies

This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of search engine optimization and search engine marketing strategies and techniques. Application of key word strategies, local, and off page search engine optimization techniques, developing an account structure, identifying differences in black hat/white hat philosophies, and defining success metrics are examined. Students will also gain hands-on experience developing and optimizing campaigns.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAR 3817
Credits: 4

Marketing and Product Management

Students will explore the amalgamation of marketing and product management. The applications-oriented focus will allow students to develop a marketing plan with a concentration on product lifecycle management and customer relationship management. Students will apply theory and concepts in the areas of marketing, management, economics, as well as finance in the marketing planning process.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAR 4239
Credits: 4

Web Analytics

This course teaches the fundamentals of how to use web analytics concepts, tools, and techniques to harness the power of an organization's website to create measurable business value, increase customer retention, and build customer loyalty.

Prerequisites: Search Engine Optimization and Marketing Strategies

Course ID: MAR 4355
Credits: 4

Internet Law

This course gives students an in-depth understanding of Internet law and how it applies to online commerce and today's business transactions.

Prerequisite: Business Law

Course ID: MAR 4582
Credits: 4

Marketing Capstone

In this course students apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in the Marketing Bachelor of Science degree to a real-world business scenario. Key areas of focus include public relations and advertising, internet marketing, consumer behavior, website development for business professionals, and sales management. This course is designed to be taken at the end of the program.

Marketing Bachelor's student in last or second-to-

Course ID: MAR 4806
Credits: 2

Principles of Marketing

This course serves as an introduction to the marketing concept, integrating seven key marketing perspectives. Topics include consumer buying behavior, business-to-business markets and organizational buying behavior, market research techniques, fundamental pricing concepts, marketing channels and logistics, integrated marketing communications, and marketing's role in electronic commerce.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MAR 2011
Credits: 4

Online Multimedia Marketing

This course explores emerging and innovative business and marketing technologies and techniques such as weblogs and podcasting. In addition to investigating the newest communication tools, this course will also address creating and evaluating proposals, media purchasing and online public relations.

Prerequisite: Internet Business Models and E-Commerce

Course ID: MAR 2374
Credits: 4

Public Relations and Advertising Strategies

Students examine the similarities and differences between public relations, advertising and promotional marketing and how to differentiate between a target audience and a target market. Marketing interactions with associated stakeholders, including current and new customers; shareholders; the media; financial and industry analysts will be explored. Other parts of the enterprise, such as senior management and marketing, finance, and human resources departments are studied.

Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing

Course ID: MAR 2873
Credits: 4

General Education Courses

Upper Division

Communication (Required course)

Visual Communication in the Media

This course examines how people understand their world through visual images. Students will examine how people visually gather, process, and interpret information presented through media sources.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MMC 3407
Credits: 4

Humanities (Required courses)

Literature of American Minorities

This course introduces students to a variety of texts by American minority authors from the mid- 19th century to the present. The central focus of this course will be on literary responses to social marginalization based on race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexuality/sexual orientation, ability, and other factors. Students will study the effects of exclusionary and oppressive practices, both historical and present day, on writers' perceptions and literary representations of their times, contexts, and identity. Students will also be introduced to samples of the most common critical-theoretical approaches to the primary texts they will study in this class.

Prerequisite: English

Course ID: AML 4680
Credits: 4

Political Thought

The aim of this course is to understand and appreciate some important authors and traditions of political thought. The course will cover such topics as authority, consent, freedom and obligation.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: POT 4001
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences (Required course)

Human Uses of the Environment

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the integrated relationship between human life and the surrounding environment, beginning with a study of the fundamental concepts and principles of ecology. Topics that are interwoven throughout the course include principles of ecology as seen in the structure and function of the ecosystem; pollution of air, soil, and water resources; population explosion and the relationship of people, disease, and food production; and environmental controls necessary for survival.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: EVR 3410
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (Required courses)

Visions of America Since 1945

Since the end of World War II, popular culture has become an especially significant aspect of American history and an important element in many of our lives. Consequently, this course will explore the ways in which popular culture has represented and mediated conflicts and tensions post-World War II. Through this lens, issues of gender and family relationships, as well as class and racial politics, will be discussed. The dual role of television as a reflective and manipulative force in the new suburban family and the role Hollywood films played in the popular culture will be examined.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: AMH 3304
Credits: 4

Comparative Politics

This course will introduce students to the field of comparative politics by examining classification of political systems according to institutional and developmental characteristics. Causes and costs of political stability and instability will be explored. Comparison will be made between contemporary political institutions and processes in various countries.

Prerequisite: American/US National Government

Course ID: CPO 4003
Credits: 4

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Upper Division General Education Credits: 24

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 66

Total Upper Division Credits: 90

Total BS Degree Credits: 181*

* Total credits above assume students enter in with a conferred Associate's degree which grants them a transfer block inclusive of lower division general education and lower division major and core courses.

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