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Digital & Integrated Marketing Communications builds skills in branding, advertising, social media, public relations, internet marketing, sales promotion, event marketing, professional sales, fundraising, etc. The focus is to develop the ability to create a unique message and integrate it across a diverse set of media options. Students in this major have a strong foundation in the areas of consumer behavior, marketing research and marketing strategy.

What You’ll Do

The curriculum includes marketing communications and digital marketing as well as business research, consumer behavior analysis, strategy. In addition, you’ll study a solid core of business courses encompassing management, finance, accounting, business law, information systems, quantitative analysis, business strategy, and international business.

  • Engage with award-winning faculty mentors who themselves are marketing professionals. 
  • Gain valuable real-world learning experience through projects with real clients and work. 
  • Learn about the global marketplace firsthand with our more than 30 study abroad programs. 
  • Put your creativity into practice at the Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Hands-on Learning

When it comes to learning by doing, you’ll have ample opportunity. Our students work with real business clients to develop marketing solutions. This work is often implemented, including media placement. And, our students have won more than 40 American Advertising Awards for their efforts!

Outcomes & Careers

  • 99% 

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Marketing report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

     

  • $154k

    Marketing Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for marketing managers is $154,470. 

  • $74k

    Marketing Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a marketing specialist is $73,970.

  • $148k 

    Advertising Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an advertising manager is $147,560. 

What You'll Study

The integrated marketing curriculum includes core business courses as well as support courses in communication, leadership, and professionalism. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

Business Administration Core – 33 Hours Required

Required Courses:

  • AC221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • AC222 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BA101 The Business Universe (3)
  • BA490 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
  • BL255 Business Law (3)
  • FI361 Financial Management (3)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MI375 Management Information Systems (3)
  • MK301 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • QM352 Quantitative Analysis (3)

A grade of ‘C’ is required in each core course.

Choose 3 Hours From*:
  • AC540 International Perspectives of Accounting (3)
  • BA560 Topics in International Business (3)
  • BL560 International Business Law (3)
  • EC580 International Economics (3)
  • FI540 International Finance (3)
  • MG560 International Management (3)
  • MK560 International Marketing (3)

*International Course taken to meet Business Administration Core requirement may not be counted on a major.

Support Courses – 30 Hours Required

Some courses may fulfill General Education requirements.

  • BA252 Business Communication (2)
  • BA400 Applied Ethical Leadership (3)
  • BA452 Professionalism (1)
  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN140 Rhetoric & Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA116 Precalculus A or MA123 Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling (3)
  • MI101 Intro to Computer Applications (3)
  • QM257 Business Statistics I (3)
  • QM258 Business Statistics II (3)
  • SC105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each support course.

NOTE: All 100 and 200 level core and support courses are pre-requisite to all 300 level business core and business major courses.

Marketing Major Courses – 24 Hour Major – No Minor Required

Required Marketing Core:

  • MK343 Integrated Marketing Communication (3)
  • MK344 Consumer Behavior (3)
  • MK345 Introduction to Business Research (3)
  • MK449 Marketing Management (3)
  • Choose 3 Hours MK Courses (300-500 level except MK 301), MG560*, MK560, ER361, ER461, or BA560
Real World Experience** – Choose one option:
  • Participate in departmentally approved international academic program
OR
  • Complete departmentally approved internship

Integrated Marketing Communications Option:

  • MK443 Digital & Integrated Marketing Communications Practicum (3)
  • MK555 Digital Marketing Strategies (3)
Choose 3 Hours:
  • MK341 Public Relations (3)
  • MK342 Professional Selling (3)

If selected as elective, cannot also count for international course requirement for the BSBA degree.
**Class used to fulfill the real-world experience requirement may also be used to fulfill the elective requirement.

“Critical Courses” are italicized and bolded. Data shows that students who have completed this course in the first two years and have earned the noted grade are most likely to complete this program of study.

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year 

Fall Semester (16 Hours) 

  • UI100 (1) 
  • EN100 (3) 
  • BA101 (3) 
  • MA116 or MA123 (3) 
  • MI101 (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (15 Hours) 

  • EN140 (3) 
  • SC105 (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA 

Sophomore Year 

Fall Semester (17 Hours) 

  • AC221 (3) 
  • BA252 (2) 
  • EC215 (3) 
  • QM257 (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (15 Hours) 

  • AC222 (3) 
  • BL255 (3) 
  • EC225 (2) 
  • QM258 (3) 
  • MK301 (3) 

Milestone: Achieve a minimum 2.25 overall GPA 

Junior Year 

Fall Semester (16 Hours) 

  • BA452 (1) 
  • FI361 (3) 
  • MG301 (3) 
  • QM352 (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (14 Hours) 

  • MI375 (3) 
  • MK343 (3) 
  • MK344 (3) 
  • MK345 (3) 
  • Elective (2) 

Milestone: Maintain 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA 

Senior Year 

Fall Semester (15 Hours) 

  • International Course (3) 
  • MK341 or MK342 (3) 
  • MK443 (3) 
  • MK555 (3) 
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (12 Hours) 

  • BA400 (3) 
  • BA490 (3) 
  • MK449 (3) 
  • Real World Experience (3) 

Milestone: Maintain 2.25 overall GPA and 2.25 major GPA 

A minimum 2.25 GPA in the major and overall are required to graduate with a BSBA degree.

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What Can You Do with an Integrated Marketing Degree?

Graduates are prepared to work in social media, event marketing, digital marketing, advertising, marketing research and strategy. When it comes to digital marketing, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a sharp increase in digital media jobs. Our grads work at large corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, and agencies including:

  • AT&T
  • CBS Radio KMOV
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Maritz Marketing Research
  • Mondelez/Nabisco
  • Red Letter Communications
  • Wells Fargo Financial

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Accelerated Master’s Degree

Southeast offers an accelerated master’s degree for current students. You can get both undergraduate and graduate credit for some 500 level courses, meaning you can graduate with an MBA sooner.

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