Marketing

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Marketing provides a variety of knowledge and skills applicable to nearly any industry where marketing efforts such as advertising, public relations, promotions and events, market research, sales, and ecommerce play a significant role in the growth of the organization. This bachelor’s program is designed to increase your self-motivation, self-confidence, and your ability to work well with others. You’ll discover creative problem solving and be taught how to take appropriate business risks and spot market trends as you prepare for careers in the corporate, government, and military sectors.

This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online bachelor’s program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Business basics, law, and ethics
  • Marketing research, strategy, and branding
  • Social media and internet marketing
  • Financial management
  • Statistics and economics
  • Principles of supervision
  • Marketing writing for print, broadcast, PR, and online media
  • Advertising and sales
  • International marketing
  • Contracts and negotiating

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Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Integrate the marketing function with fundamental business enterprise concepts and principles of management, finance, strategic planning, and information systems.
  • Apply marketing principles to a particular business.
  • Use marketing research to identify and exploit business opportunities.
  • Critically analyze an organization’s marketing function and assemble and apply the various marketing strategies and techniques that align with the organization’s mission.
  • Develop a strategic marketing plan.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Degree at a Glance

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

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Analytics

Examines current and proposed business processes and improvements, functional business capabilities, and project management. Topics include documentation suites; business functions; marketing’s role in society; development life cycles; distribution; and promotion and pricing decisions.

Sample Courses

  • BUSN330 - Fundamentals of Business Analysis I
  • BUSN331 - Fundamentals of Business Analysis II
  • BUSN332 - Business Use Cases
  • MKTG403 - Marketing Management
  • BUSN333 - Project Management for Business Analysts
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General

This general concentration allows you to select from all concentration courses offered in this program, including marketing, sales, advertising, analysis, and public relations courses.

View other concentrations in this program to see more sample courses.

  • MKTG499 - Independent Study: Marketing
  • MKTG304 - Public Relations
  • MKTG305 - Advertising
  • MKTG407 - International Marketing
  • MKTG410 - Contracting and Negotiating
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Sales

Lays the groundwork for understanding the sales process through critical thinking, creative and logical analysis, and effective oral, written, and electronic documentation skills. Explores business knowledge and decision making that support and facilitate lifelong professional development, as well as effective leadership in a sales team environment.

Sample Courses

  • MKTG301 - Principles of Sales
  • MKTG303 - Strategic Internet Marketing
  • MKTG307 - Consumer Behavior
  • MKTG403 - Marketing Management
  • MKTG410 - Contracting and Negotiating
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Internet-Web Technology

Offers a overview of the knowledge required to understand web technology tools used in marketing, including search engine optimization, website development, analytics, and general ecommerce.

Sample Courses

  • WEBD321 - Web eCommerce Development
  • WEBD323 - Search Engine Optimization
  • WEBD220 - Web 2.0 Fundamentals
  • WEBD122 - Introduction to Web Analytics
  • WEBD121 - Web Development Fundamentals

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates  

Military-Affiliated Students* = $250/credit hour

All Other Students = $270/credit hour

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.