Gatton College of Business & Economics

Marketing

120

Total Hours

18

Marketing Hours

31

UK Core Hours

Restart your search

Eric Orr

Director of Recruitment

Gatton College of Business and Economics

Gatton College of Business & Economics

Program website

859.257.4627

  • BBA
Other programs from the Gatton College of Business & Economics:

Develop the tools to succed in today's fast-moving, data-driven, increasingly digital markets. You'll build strong communication skills, an understanding of consumer psychology, and expertise in research and market analysis, preparing you for careers in product management, advertising and sales, marketing research, and more. 

Careers

Real-world preparation

Marketing graduates go on to careers such as marketing research, promotions, logistics, and sales positions with organizations as diverse as Enterprise Rental Car and Marathon Petroleum, and pharmaceutical sales.  

Current Curriculum Information

Access Major Template

source: myUK: GPS

  • Marketing (BBA) 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • UK 101 - ACADEMIC ORIENTATION1

    This course is designed to assist undergraduates in adjusting to the academic life of the University. Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and out-of-class assignments, UK 101 helps first-year students: articulate the purpose and nature of a college education at a research university; articulate UK’s expectations of its students; gain an appreciation of the University’s mission, history, and traditions; develop skills for achieving academic success such as study strategies and library research skills; increase awareness and use of campus resources; reflect on personal and social issues that first-year students often face in a college environment; become involved in the total life of the University; and form beneficial relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • MA 109 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA3

    Selected topics in algebra. Develops manipulative algebraic skills and mathematical reasoning required for further study in mathematics. Includes brief review of basic algebra, quadratic formula, systems of linear equations, introduction to functions and graphing. This course is not available for credit to persons who have received credit in any mathematics course of a higher number with the exceptions of MA 111, 112, 123, 162, 201 and 202. Credit not available on the basis of special examination. Prereq: Two years of high school algebra and a Math ACTE score of 21 or above or a Math SAT score of 510 or above; or MA 108R; or appropriate score on the math placement test or grade C or better in MA 111.

  • UK Core course3
  • UK Core course3
  • UK Core course3
    • Total17
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • MA 123 - ELEMENTARY CALCULUS AND ITS APPLICATIONS4

    An introduction to differential and integral calculus, with applications to business and the biological and physical sciences. Not open to students who have credit in MA 113 or MA 137. Note: Math placement test recommended. Prereq: Math ACT score of 26 or above, or Math SAT of 600 or above, or MA 109, or appropriate math placement score, or consent of department.

  • UK Core course3
  • UK Core course3
  • UK Core course3
    • Total16
    • Total Freshman Hours33

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • ECO 201 - PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I3

    The study of the allocation of scarce resources from the viewpoint of individual economic units. Topics include household and firm behavior, competitive pricing of goods and resources, and monopoly power.

  • ACC 201 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I3

    This course is designed to provide an introduction to financial accounting from the users' perspectives. Its primary purposes are to promote understanding of financial accounting information for decision making purposes and to focus on financial accounting's role in communicating business results.

  • MA 162 - FINITE MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS3

    Finite mathematics with applications to business, biology, and the social sciences. Linear functions and inequalities, matrix algebra, linear programming, probability. Emphasis on setting up mathematical models from stated problems.

  • MKT 300 - MARKETING MANAGEMENT3

    The literature and problems in the retail distribution of consumers' goods, wholesale distribution of consumers' goods, industrial goods, sales organizations, sales promotion and advertising, and price policies.

  • Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • ECO 202 - PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II3

    A study of how society’s needs are satisfied with the limited resources available. Topics include contemporary issues such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, international dependencies, and how public policy deals with them. A critical understanding of the U.S. and global economies will enhance your value as a manager or executive of a business (whether for-profit or non-profit), as a family member dealing with jobs and financial decisions, and as a voter in a democracy. The course will allow you to become knowledgeable of, and able to critically think about, the major macroeconomic issues of unemployment, jobs, recessions, economic growth, inflation, deflation, oil prices, monetary policy, the Federal Reserve, fiscal policy, budget deficits, the national debt, international trade, international finance, and the financial system.

  • ACC 202 - MANAGERIAL USES OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION3

    An introduction to the use of accounting data within an organization to analyze and solve problems and to make planning and control decisions.

  • MGT 301 - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT3

    A study of planning, organizing and controlling; an interdisciplinary approach; actual decision-making cases.

  • STA 296 - STATISTICAL METHODS AND MOTIVATIONS3

    Introduction to principles of statistics with emphasis on conceptual understanding. Students will articulate results of statistical description of sample data (including bivariate), application of probability distributions, confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing to demonstrate properly contextualized analysis of real-world data.

  • Elective3
  • B&E 105 - TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS SOLUTIONS1

    This course prepares pre-major students in the Gatton College of Business & Economics to use business software at a high level of proficiency and focuses on Microsoft Excel and Access. Lectures will be supplemented with hands on experiences with business problems.

    • Total16
    • Total Sophomore Hours31

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • MKT 310 - CONSUMER BEHAVIOR3

    The application of psychology, sociology, and anthropology to marketing. Includes such topics as consumer decision process, communications, interpersonal behavior, innovation.

  • FIN 300 - CORPORATION FINANCE3

    An introduction to the basic principles, concepts, and analytical tools in finance. Includes an examination of the sources and uses of funds, budgeting, present value concepts and their role in the investment financing and dividend decision of the corporate enterprise.

  • ECO 391 - ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS STATISTICS.3

    This course provides a survey of empirical techniques relevant to modern economics and business, with a major emphasis on estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, modeling, analysis of variance, regression, forecasting, and time series analysis. Many of the upper division courses in Accounting, Agriculture Economics, Analytics, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Public Policy use and build upon the statistical techniques and analysis learned in ECO 391.

  • CIS 300 - STRATEGIC BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION (W)3

    This communication intensive course prepares B&E majors for their careers by developing effective communication skills (integrated written, oral, and visual) applied specifically to today’s technology- driven and global business environment. The course will focus on developing strong communication skills in interpersonal settings, on small group teams, and when delivering public presentations. Students will prepare cover letters, resumes, websites, and portfolios; develop effective interviews skills in face-to-face and online environments; communicate effectively based on audience analysis in face-to-face and online settings; deliver effective formal public business presentations (informative and persuasive) based on audience analysis and using a variety of presentational aids that enhance the message; and learn to manage data, graphics, and a positive online presence (e.g. websites, blogs, social media outlets, email messages, and webinars). This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

  • Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • MKT 340 - INTRODUCTORY MARKETING RESEARCH3

    Managerial applications of research in marketing decision making. The course objective is to provide students with expertise in defining information needs, selecting information sources and organizing information in decision-making contexts. Application of major concepts will be illustrated in marketing policy areas.

  • MKT 300 level and above3
  • AN 300 - ANALYZING BUSINESS OPERATIONS3

    To be well-prepared, a business graduate must appreciate the nature and importance of an enterprise’s operations. This core business course introduces underlying concepts and basic analytical techniques essential for managing a firm’s manufacturing and service operations. Operations decisions focus on how to plan, control, and coordinate the organizational resources and processes concerned with producing and distributing goods and/or services. This course emphasizes quantitative and technology-based analyses of real decision problems involving such operations issues as quality control, capacity planning, location analysis, layout analysis, inventory management, forecasting, and project management within a business firm.

  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Junior Hours30

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • MKT 300 level and above3
  • MGT 340 - ETHICAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT3

    This course focuses on ethical principles, the nature of the capitalist-collectivist continuum, government influence on business, and the responsibility of business to society. Topics to be considered include major approaches to ethical reasoning, antitrust law, social regulation, and the economic and social theories that undergird the concept of the social responsibility of business

  • Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • MKT 450 - MARKETING STRATEGY AND PLANNING3

    As the capstone course for marketing majors, this class examines analytical processes for managerial marketing decisions. Topics will include such problem areas as product planning, distribution systems, advertising strategies, information systems, pricing decisions and buying behavior.

  • MKT 300 level and above3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30

Classes & Requirements

What You'll Study

Marketing students will learn about managing products and product lines, locating customers, closing sales, and establishing distribution systems. Students will also develop communication skills, gain an understanding of the psychology of consumer behavior, and develop expertise in research and computer-based tools for marketing analysis. 

To earn the bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree in marketing, students in the Gatton College of Business and Economics must fulfill University Studies requirements (students enrolled prior to Fall 2011) or UKCore requirements (student enrolled Fall 2011 on), the College premajor and major requirements, and College core requirements.

Minimum Total Hours: 120

University Studies Requirements UK Core Requirements

Major Requirements 

Requirements for the marketing major consist of at least 18 credit hours. There are three required courses:

MKT 310          Consumer Behavior (3)

MKT 340          Introductory Marketing Research (3)

MKT 450          Marketing Strategy and Planning (3)

 

The remaining nine (9) credit hours are selected from:

MKT 320          Retail and Distribution Management (3)

MKT 330          Promotion Management (3)

MKT 390          Special Topics in Marketing (Subtitle required) (1-6)

MKT 410          Personal Selling (3)

MKT 430          Services Marketing Management (3)

MKT 435          International Marketing (3)

MKT 445          Sports Marketing (3)

In addition, courses covering contemporary problems in marketing are frequently offered to provide students with insight into the changing marketing environment.

All course offerings are subject to availability of faculty and teaching assistants, and to sufficient student enrollment. Summer offerings are also subject to the level of funding provided by the University's summer school program.


Four Year Plan for Students under UK Core requirements


Featured Career

Market Research Analysts

Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$61,290

per year in 2014

Number of Jobs

495,500

in 2014

10 Year Job Outlook

92,300

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Because most industries use market research, these analysts are employed throughout the economy. Most analysts work full time during regular business hours. Some work under pressure of deadlines and tight schedules.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Read More

Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Cost Estimators
  • Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Statisticians
  • Economists
  • Mathematicians
  • Survey Researchers
  • Public Relations Specialists

Contact

Eric Orr

Director of Recruitment

Gatton College of Business and Economics

Gatton College of Business & Economics

859.257.4627

Other programs from the Gatton College of Business & Economics:

Get more information about going to the University of Kentucky