Majors / Marketing

Marketing (B.S.)

Indiana State University


The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in marketing.

The Marketing Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful marketing professionals. Upon completion of the program, students are knowledgeable about leading marketing theories, practices, and tools—and possess the ability to apply that knowledge as marketing specialists in local, regional, national, and global contexts in a socially responsible and ethical manner.

Coursework includes required business and marketing courses—plus one of the following concentrations:

  • Marketing Management Concentration
  • Sales Management Concentration

Designed to prepare students for entry-level positions and long-term professional advancement, the Marketing Program teaches practical, workplace knowledge and skills through internships, research, project development with faculty, and community and business connections.

  • 75% of the classes are taught by full-time faculty members.
  • Participation in multicultural and global business is a basic component of the program.
  • Internships in business, service organizations, or government also are an integral part of the program, and can provide hands-on experience and academic credit toward the degree.

A unique feature is the opportunity to work directly with area business and service organizations through the program's student consulting projects, where teams of marketing students analyze actual marketing problems and recommend specific action plans to a client or firm.

Indiana State University's student chapter of the American Marketing Association is an excellent means of gaining marketing and leadership experience while having fun. The organization provides opportunities for hands-on experiences, networking with professionals at conferences and on-campus workshops, guest speakers, and social activities between students, faculty, and community business people.

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Successful marketing is a priority for every organization. The importance of having marketing knowledge is clear, as statistics show that approximately 50% of those who hold senior management positions have a marketing background.

Upon completion of an Indiana State marketing degree, students possess the ability to recognize new trends, communicate effectively, make decisions, understand quantitative techniques, and develop the leadership and people skills needed for the variety of employment opportunities open to those with marketing experience.

A few of the employment opportunities in marketing include:

  • Advertising
  • Customer relations
  • E-commerce
  • Market research
  • Retail buying
  • Sales
  • Sports marketing


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In addition, all programs in the Scott College of Business are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting association of business programs.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Scott College of Business offers a variety of scholarships and awards, including scholarships for entering freshmen. Marketing students who achieve academic excellence are also eligible for scholarships and awards available through professional marketing associations.

For more information about these awards, contact the Marketing Program.

Further Information

Marketing Program
Scott College of Business
Indiana State University

Last updated: June 4, 2013

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