Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree with a Specialization in
Marketing

Marketing is all about being strategic, creative and dynamic. Our Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Specialization in Marketing caters to both your creative side and your interest in business. Learn to measure market demand, manage promotions and analyze market research to gain a competitive advantage.

Next Online Start Date:

December 27, 2017

Total Credits:

180

Offered:

Online
Atlanta
Houston

Program Details

Gain insights and real-world knowledge from marketing industry specialists, with a focus on topics such as advertising, international marketing, consumer behavior, public relations and promotion management.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Segment the market to achieve competitive advantage
  • Design a research project that includes defining the problem, developing an approach to it and formulating the research design
  • Analyze cases that focus on key marketing management tasks, such as marketing research, sales forecasting, product and brand management, distribution channels, pricing and promotion as well as advertising strategies
  • Assess decisions and employ methods for improving decision-making
  • Apply Use mathematical, statistical and research techniques to analyze contemporary business practices and functions
  • Apply the concepts and principles of finance and accounting to make effective decisions
  • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts
  • Measure market demand and segment the market to achieve competitive advantage

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ACBSPUSNEWS-2017

Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
HUMA215 Topics in Cultural Studies 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
PHIL201 Introduction to Philosophy 4.5
PRES111 Presentation Essentials 4.5
SCIE206 Biology 4.5
SCIE207 Biology Lab 1.5
SCIE210 Environmental Science 4.5
SCIE211 Environmental Science Lab 1.5
General Education Electives (1) 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV107 Technology and Information Literacy Lab 1.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 36

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 205 Art Appreciation; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

Lower Division Core
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18
Upper Division Core
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 27
Marketing
HLTH340 Marketing to an Aging Population 4.5
MKTG305 Marketing Management 4.5
MKTG340 Public Relations 4.5
MKTG405 Consumer Behavior 4.5
MKTG408 Advertising and Promotion Management 4.5
MKTG410 International Marketing 4.5
MKTG450 Marketing Campaign and Strategic Planning 4.5
MGMT412 Project Management 4.5
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5

Total Credit Hours: 180

AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

For a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Marketing, your classes may include:

Consumer Behavior

This course emphasizes consumer behavior in the marketplace and covered topics include analysis of consumer motivation, buying behavior, market adjustment and product innovation. Behavioral aspects of the marketing process from producer to ultimate user or consumer are considered.

Marketing Campaign and Strategic Planning

This is an integrative course in marketing planning and strategy. It is applications-oriented, focusing on developing a marketing plan with a focus on customer relationship management. Students will apply theory and concepts in the areas of marketing, management, economics, and finance in the marketing planning process.

Advertising and Promotion Management

This course presents a total marketing communication function in planning and managing programs for advertising products and services. Topics include preparatory research, objective setting, budget planning, media, creative programs and evaluation of advertising effectiveness.

Marketing Management

This course explores the application of management principles to the marketing function. Emphasis is placed on the application of planning, implementation, controlling, and evaluation of marketing strategies as the means for achieving an organization's objectives.

Marketing Research

This course studies the nature and scope of research techniques employed in gathering information concerning marketing and advertising procedures. Subjects include sources and collection of data, sampling, interpretation of data, and research in areas of motivation and consumer behavior. It also employs the use of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation.

Managing Organizational Change

This course presents a total marketing communication function in planning and managing programs for advertising products and services. Topics include preparatory research, objective setting, budget planning, media, creative programs and evaluation of advertising effectiveness.

International Marketing

This course explores the development of a marketing and management strategies in an international setting. The complexities of product, price, promotion, and distribution in the global marketplace are explored. Emphasis is placed on international business constraints such as cultural diversity, political environment, foreign financial markets, and trade regulations.

Public Relations

This course integrates communications strategy with organizational mission statements, demonstrates stakeholder and issues management techniques, and considers ethical dilemmas in public relations situations. Public relations cases are examined in order to learn effective strategic and tactical answers to public-perception problems and opportunities.

Building Teams and Resolving Conflict

One of the most important marketing decisions is determining the price of a product or service. This is a survey course that explores the pros and cons of various pricing techniques. Using economic foundations, a conceptual framework is developed to enable effective decisions.

Marketing to an Aging Population

This course applies market segmentation strategies to the aging population and investigates related decision makers with insight on how marketing can influence decisions. Marketing strategies are discussed including those through a variety of public media options as well as internal to the serving organization. Ethics are a component of this course.

Quantitative Methods and Analysis

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of probability, statistics, and their applications in business decision making.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.


Course content subject to change.

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

Program Outline

Gain insights and real-world knowledge from marketing industry specialists, with a focus on topics such as advertising, international marketing, consumer behavior, public relations and promotion management.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Segment the market to achieve competitive advantage
  • Design a research project that includes defining the problem, developing an approach to it and formulating the research design
  • Analyze cases that focus on key marketing management tasks, such as marketing research, sales forecasting, product and brand management, distribution channels, pricing and promotion as well as advertising strategies
  • Assess decisions and employ methods for improving decision-making
  • Apply Use mathematical, statistical and research techniques to analyze contemporary business practices and functions
  • Apply the concepts and principles of finance and accounting to make effective decisions
  • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts
  • Measure market demand and segment the market to achieve competitive advantage

Download program detail PDF

ACBSPUSNEWS-2017

Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
HUMA215 Topics in Cultural Studies 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
PHIL201 Introduction to Philosophy 4.5
PRES111 Presentation Essentials 4.5
SCIE206 Biology 4.5
SCIE207 Biology Lab 1.5
SCIE210 Environmental Science 4.5
SCIE211 Environmental Science Lab 1.5
General Education Electives (1) 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV107 Technology and Information Literacy Lab 1.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 36

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 205 Art Appreciation; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

Lower Division Core
ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18
Upper Division Core
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 27
Marketing
HLTH340 Marketing to an Aging Population 4.5
MKTG305 Marketing Management 4.5
MKTG340 Public Relations 4.5
MKTG405 Consumer Behavior 4.5
MKTG408 Advertising and Promotion Management 4.5
MKTG410 International Marketing 4.5
MKTG450 Marketing Campaign and Strategic Planning 4.5
MGMT412 Project Management 4.5
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5

Total Credit Hours: 180

AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Classes Overview

For a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Marketing, your classes may include:

Consumer Behavior

This course emphasizes consumer behavior in the marketplace and covered topics include analysis of consumer motivation, buying behavior, market adjustment and product innovation. Behavioral aspects of the marketing process from producer to ultimate user or consumer are considered.

Marketing Campaign and Strategic Planning

This is an integrative course in marketing planning and strategy. It is applications-oriented, focusing on developing a marketing plan with a focus on customer relationship management. Students will apply theory and concepts in the areas of marketing, management, economics, and finance in the marketing planning process.

Advertising and Promotion Management

This course presents a total marketing communication function in planning and managing programs for advertising products and services. Topics include preparatory research, objective setting, budget planning, media, creative programs and evaluation of advertising effectiveness.

Marketing Management

This course explores the application of management principles to the marketing function. Emphasis is placed on the application of planning, implementation, controlling, and evaluation of marketing strategies as the means for achieving an organization's objectives.

Marketing Research

This course studies the nature and scope of research techniques employed in gathering information concerning marketing and advertising procedures. Subjects include sources and collection of data, sampling, interpretation of data, and research in areas of motivation and consumer behavior. It also employs the use of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation.

Managing Organizational Change

This course presents a total marketing communication function in planning and managing programs for advertising products and services. Topics include preparatory research, objective setting, budget planning, media, creative programs and evaluation of advertising effectiveness.

International Marketing

This course explores the development of a marketing and management strategies in an international setting. The complexities of product, price, promotion, and distribution in the global marketplace are explored. Emphasis is placed on international business constraints such as cultural diversity, political environment, foreign financial markets, and trade regulations.

Public Relations

This course integrates communications strategy with organizational mission statements, demonstrates stakeholder and issues management techniques, and considers ethical dilemmas in public relations situations. Public relations cases are examined in order to learn effective strategic and tactical answers to public-perception problems and opportunities.

Building Teams and Resolving Conflict

One of the most important marketing decisions is determining the price of a product or service. This is a survey course that explores the pros and cons of various pricing techniques. Using economic foundations, a conceptual framework is developed to enable effective decisions.

Marketing to an Aging Population

This course applies market segmentation strategies to the aging population and investigates related decision makers with insight on how marketing can influence decisions. Marketing strategies are discussed including those through a variety of public media options as well as internal to the serving organization. Ethics are a component of this course.

Quantitative Methods and Analysis

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of probability, statistics, and their applications in business decision making.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.


Course content subject to change.

Tuition and Fees

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

Ways to Save

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience

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