Marketing is the process of discovering unmet customer needs and wants, developing products and services to satisfy those needs, and managing the advertising, promotions, pricing, and distribution strategies necessary to build strong brands that attract and retain customers. A marketing education from the David Eccles School of Business gives you a competitive advantage in one of the largest areas of employment in business today.
The Marketing Department offers a full range of classes designed to prepare students for careers in marketing management, digital and internet marketing, advertising, marketing research, sales, new product development, brand and product management, general management, and consulting. Classes cover many specific areas including:
- Marketing Management and Strategy
- Digital and Internet Marketing1
- Integrated Marketing Communications2
- Consumer Behavior
- Marketing Research
- Marketing Models and Analysis
- Database Marketing and Customer Relationship Management
- Personal Selling
- International Marketing
- Entrepreneurial Marketing
1. Search and Display Advertising, Social Media, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Dialog Marketing, Affiliate Programs, and Digital Analytics.
2. Advertising, Sales Promotions, Publicity, Public Relations, Direct Mail, and Personal Selling.
Marketing Course Scheduling Guide
To help marketing majors plan their schedules, the Marketing Department has put together a schedule for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years. While the department cannot guarantee classes in the event of unforeseen circumstances (e.g. instructor illness), it is with all intent that the classes listed will be offered at the time and semester indicated. Please note that additional marketing classes may be offered.
For more information, view the Marketing Major Forecast Schedule.
Beyond the Classroom
In addition to course offerings, the Marketing Department offers a variety of to gain experience and build your resume.
Pole Vault Media: Pole Vault Media is a student-run full service digital agency. Pole Vault offers paid and nonpaid internships to students majoring in marketing and other disciplines at the University of Utah that provide exceptional learning and resume-building experiences.
Adobe Digital Analytics Competition: The high-profile Adobe Digital Analytics Competition has been fully integrated into Marketing 4350: Digital Analytics and Database Marketing. Students interested in competing are strongly encouraged to enroll in this course.
Advertising Management: Marketing 4510 is a full-semester course in which student agencies pitch campaigns to participating clients. The two winning agencies then present to advertising executives representing two to four Utah advertising agencies.
American Marketing Association: The club for marketing majors and those interested in marketing. The Student AMA offers networking opportunities, leadership positions, guest speakers, and an annual case contest in New Orleans. A close relationship with the Utah AMA Professional Chapter offers great opportunities for graduates seeking employment in the state.
Marketing Internships: Marketing students can build their own experiences and receive credit for internships. The Undergraduate Career Management Center can help you find internships.