Marketing Major

Every organization, for-profit, nonprofit, corporate, government, etc., engages in marketing activities. At its core, marketing is ultimately focused on facilitating exchanges that have positive value for everyone involved. Bentley’s marketing faculty have won numerous teaching and research awards because they develop knowledge and classes that are at the cutting edge of the constantly changing marketing landscape. The curriculum will provide you with the theoretical background and practical experience you will need not only to start your career but also to build your success as your career progresses. Real-world projects and internship-for-credit courses, where students work and gain experience with leading organizations such as Apple, Microsoft, TJX Companies, the Boston Celtics, and the Boston Red Sox, ground your education with solid, real experience.

A marketing degree can lead to many career paths in areas such as brand management, social-media marketing, marketing research and analytics, retailing and fashion, sales, advertising and promotion, international marketing, sports marketing, and new product development.

Marketing major requirements are flexible. Two required courses provide vital grounding in marketing concepts necessary for all marketing fields. Six elective courses allow students the opportunity to tailor the curriculum to match their career goals.

In addition to the specific major requirements described below, students must also complete the General Education Curriculum, and additional degree requirements for business majors, including the General Business Core, focused-course requirements, and additional electives.

CourseTitleCredits
Required Courses
MK 322Marketing Research3
MK 400Marketing Management3
Four Marketing electives (any MK or PRS course not otherwise required)12
Two Marketing-related electives. 16
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Marketing-related electives can be fulfilled by any AC, AF, FI, IDCC, IPM, MG, MK or PRS courses not otherwise required. Any LA course numbered 200 or higher can also fulfill the requirement. The following EC courses can also fulfill the requirement: EC 224, EC 225, EC 245, EC 271, EC 272, EC 273, EC 275, EC 311, EC 315, EC 333, EC 346, EC 361, EC 381, EC 391, EC 402 and EC 454. The following CS courses can also fulfill the requirement: CS 350, CS 360, CS 401, CS 402, CS 421, CS 440 and CS 460SO 263 may also be used as MK-related electives. Students can petition the chair to consider other courses as MK-related, depending on their focus within the major.