The marketing major at Jacksonville University is all about preparing you to make marketing decisions. How much should a product cost? Who is your target audience? How should you advertise the product? Answer these questions, and more, with your professor and classmates in a marketing program focused on applied theory and strategies. You might even find yourself in the Behavioral Lab in JU's Davis College of Business building. Observe a focus group from behind mirrored glass, and learn what they really think about your idea or product!
The lab is just one example of how the business college's facility and applied focus inspire exciting learning opportunities for JU students. Through assignments and class projects, you'll have an opportunity to test your knowledge and practice your marketing skills. You'll develop analytical skills, plus learn about ethics, business communication and leadership as part of the core business curriculum. A Marketing degree from JU is great preparation for careers in marketing, sales, advertising, public relations and more.
The courses in this major are designed to provide students with an understanding of professional practices and techniques applied in the major areas of marketing management.
Take a look further into the course requirements, by viewing the Marketing guide sheet. (Please make sure to select the correct catalog year, course requirements may vary
The major guide sheets can be used a reference when selecting classes. These guide sheets are not used by the Registrars office to confer degrees.
(Both concentrations are also offered as a minor)
Consumer Goods and Service Marketing (CG&S):
The Consumer Goods and Services program is industry-centric focused on attracting and developing talent for the $1.4 trillion food and beverage industry. We provide the only CPG-focused program in the southeast, and it takes a job-ready, applied learning approach to talent development. Led by industry experts, the curriculum is current, relevant and engaging. The JU Consumer Goods & Services program has formed a relationship with an Advisory Board that translates to CG&S industry employers from JU graduates including Retailers, CPG Manufacturers (Pepsico, McCormick), Distributors (Kehe, Food Service: Bono's, and Agencies: Acosta, Catalina Marketing). This concentration prepares students with the skillset they need to confidently accept the many entry level jobs available in marketing including positions in Category Management, Sales Management, and Marketing (Shopper and Brand).
The Professional Sales program is a pragmatic and applied learning experience designed to provide students with value that will effectively satisfy the needs of future employers. Students will be introduced to the selling strategies used by today's firms. They will gain knowledge and understanding of the personal selling function, selling in the retail sector, psychological and social forces, as well as building long-term customer and business relationships for maximized loyalty and retention.
The Marketing Major is intended to prepare students for entry-level positions in advertising, brand management, marketing research, retail management, and professional sales. Through careful planning, a student who elects a major in marketing may add a second major from a complementary area such as economics, management, international business, psychology, or other fields of interest.