Marketing Courses

MKT
300
Hours
3
Marketing

A survey course that describes the nature of domestic and global marketing management. Emphasis is placed on market analysis to include consumer, industrial, institutional, and governmental markets for goods and services. Also emphasized are the marketing management functions of planning, pricing, promoting, and distributing goods and services in business and nonprofit contexts. Students are limited to three attempts for this course, excluding withdrawals.

Prerequisite(s): (EN 101 or 120) and (EN 102 or EN 121 or EN 103 or EN 104) and (MATH 121 or MATH 125 or MATH 145) and EC 110 and EC 111 and AC 210 and LGS 200 and ST 260
MKT
310
Hours
3
Principles of Social Media

A survey of interactive, electronic media and technology that enable organizations to 1) acquire products, services and materials from suppliers, 2) market goods and services to customers, 3) allow members of the organization to communicate with each other, and 4) monitor the external environment. Students develop e-commerce-related skills to design and execute a firm's marketing efforts, including Web project management, electronic market development and management, Web-enabled selling, and other emerging areas of marketing.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
MKT
313
Hours
3
Consumer Behavior

Analysis of the basic processes underlying buyer behavior. Various factors are examined, including external influences (e.g., culture, reference groups, family) and internal influences (e.g., perceptions, attitudes, personality). Primary emphasis is on final consumers with a secondary emphasis on the external and internal influences affecting organizational buyers.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
MKT
321
Hours
3
Retail Management

Analysis of existing generalizations and principles related to the economic and social role of retailing; competitive strategies; efficiency in retailing; and essential concepts for retail management.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
MKT
337
Hours
0-3
Personal Selling

Introduction to successful selling practices and principles through presentation, discussion, role playing, and workshops. Includes principles of prospecting, establishing rapport, generating curiosity, being persuasive, creating desire, handling objections, and closing.

Prerequisite(s): (EN 101 or 120) and (EN 102 or EN 121 or EN 103 or EN 104) and (MATH 121 or MATH 125 or MATH 145) and EC 110 and EC 111 and AC 210 and LGS 200 and ST 260
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: MKT 300
MKT
344
Hours
3
Promotional Management

Intensive investigation underlying ideas, principles, and concepts that may be used to inform consumers of the availability and attributes of products and services. The course includes comprehensive overview of promotional and sales management activities and tactics.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
MKT
371
Hours
3
Site Selection Marketing Analysis

This course is designed to introduce students to the study of business and consumer markets from a geographic or a spatial perspective. Geography plays a huge role in marketing, including location decisions for business, marketing strategies and promotional efforts. New data sources that combine marketing and geography are available that help businesses better understand their opportunities and threats. Developers, builders, franchisers, retailers and advertisers hire people with marketing geography skills. The field introduces students to a specialized set of techniques which combine the theories of economic geography with those of strategic and marketing management. Students will learn techniques which will make them much more marketable to businesses and other organizations which make location decisions and/or develop marketing strategies and spatially defined markets.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
MKT
376
Hours
3
Services Marketing

To understand the basic concepts and principles surrounding services marketing and management including processes, people, and physical evidence.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
MKT
385
Hours
3
Marketing Information Systems

Introduces students to the types of information systems used in marketing as well as develop the basic analytical skills necessary to use the output from such systems. The course has a decision-making focus and will survey the tools available for marketing decision making. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 112 and MATH 121; or MATH 115 and MATH 125; or MATH 121; or MATH 125; or MATH 126; or MATH 131; and EC 110 and EC 111 and CS 102 and AC 210 and ST 260 or ST 250 and ST 251; and LGS 200
MKT
410
Hours
3
Managing Innovation

Systematic examination of product policy and of the major concepts, methods, and strategies involved in decision making in the course of developing new products. Techniques and criteria used to identify and implement new products and services are examined in depth. Consideration is given to issues and strategies involved in the management of mature products.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
MKT
411
Hours
3
Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management encompasses the design and administration of the systems of suppliers and distributors that collectively provide for the exchange of title, physical movement, and storage activities in marketing. The scale and complexity of supply chain relationships are escalating as firms strive to enhance interorganizational effectiveness and efficiency. This course examines the role of manufacturers and intermediaries in channel strategies and the scope, methods, problems, and opportunities of systemic supply chain coordination.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
MKT
422
Hours
3
Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics is a system-based concept requiring the effective coordination of the flow of materials and goods from the point of origin to the end user. This course explores the key marketing tasks necessary to achieve an efficient logistics network: transportation, warehousing and materials handling, inventory management, forecasting, information and order processing, and simulation/modeling.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300 and MKT 411
MKT
437
Hours
3
Advanced Selling

The purpose of the course is to enhance communication and selling skills. Focus will be on the account managment principles and the processes used to develop account and long term relationships with major accounts. Live selling situations will be used to practice skills.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 337
MKT
438
Hours
3
Sales Management

This course builds on the basic sales process taught in Personal Selling (MKT 337) by focusing on Account Management and Team Management. Through class discussion and an Account Plan project, students gain an understanding of customer partnerships, business management, and sales team development. The concept that sales managers must both implement and facilitate corporate marketing plans is pervasive through the course.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: MKT 337
MKT
439
Hours
3
Key Account Management

To understand and practice the science of managing customer lifecycles; including account sourcing, analysis, categorization, strategic planning, tactical development and implementation.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 337 Personal Selling
MKT
473
Hours
3
Marketing Research

Designed to prepare the student to be an informed, effective user of marketing research. Provides an overview of research techniques available for collecting information to answer specific research questions. Therefore, the orientation of the course is managerial.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
MKT
476
Hours
3
Services Management

To understand and practice the science of managing services in terms of service processes, physical and technology elements, and people.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: MKT 376
MKT
477
Hours
3
Advanced Services Marketing

To understand and practice the science of managing services in terms of service processes, physical and technology elements, and people.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 376, MKT 476
MKT
487
Hours
3
Strategic Marketing

Analysis of marketing problems as they relate to the managerial functions of planning, organizing, and controlling marketing.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 313
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: MKT 473
MKT
488
Hours
3
Marketing Field Study

Working with a client firm, students apply (in a practical setting) the skills and knowledge they have acquired and build new skills in project management.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
MKT
491
Hours
1-3
Independent Study

Students may earn degree credit for only one independent study course (491).

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300
MKT
492
Hours
1-3
Internship

Students are selected through a competitive process for assignments in approved business or public sector organizations. The internship is administered through the C&BA Office of Student Services.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 121 or MATH 125 or MATH 126 or MATH 145 or MATH 146; and CS 102 and LGS 200 and AC 210 or AC 201 and AC 202; and ST 260 or ST 250 and ST 251
MKT
493
Hours
3
Special Topics in Marketing

Courses that offer the faculty a chance to present topics of interest to themselves and to marketing students.

Prerequisite(s): MKT 300

International Business Administration Courses

IBA
250
Hours
3
Context of Global Business

Broad introduction to international business providing students with an overview of the terms and concepts key to a better understanding of the complex business environment across the world's interrelated economies.

Prerequisite(s): EC 110 and EC 111
IBA
350
Hours
3
Introduction to World Business

This course examines the conduct of business across national boundaries and the impact of different cultures on business practices.

Prerequisite(s): (EN 101 or 120) and (EN 102 or EN 121 or EN 103 or EN 104) and (MATH 121 or MATH 125 or MATH 145) and EC 110 and EC 111 and AC 210 and LGS 200 and ST 260
IBA
351
Hours
3
Multinational Business Communication

A study of the principles and practices of intercultural business communication, written and personal. The course requires substantial reading. The focus is on making students aware of the sources of common intercultural business communication problems, and on helping them develop strategies to avoid or correct these problems.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 300 or MKT 300
IBA
455
Hours
3
Global Marketing

A course in marketing theory and methods as they apply to world markets. Among the topics discussed are: the importance of linking international marketing with the overall strategy of the business while examining the impact of cultural, political and legal issues and the economic differences in global strategies. Emphasis is placed on developing the marketing mix appropriate to various international global environments.

IBA
460
Hours
3
Export/Import Management

This course includes a thorough examination of the export-import management process and highlights its importance in international business strategy.

Prerequisite(s): IBA 350
IBA
492
Hours
1-3
Internship

This course is designed to give students meaningful hands on global business experience (any major) by applying the knowledge and skills learned in course work to on the job assignments and responsibilities at the host organization. That is, this course is a field experience conducted abroad.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing; Culverhouse student; 2.50 GPA
IBA
497
Hours
3
Special Topics: Independent Study

This course offers faculty a chance to present topics of interest to themselves and to students with interests in international business.