Marketing is how businesses sell to consumers and other audiences. Through traditional media, such as television, radio and print, as well as new media like mobile, social and digital, you can help connect to and persuade potential and existing customers.
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An associate degree in marketing from Strayer prepares you for a role developing communication solutions within any size business, non-profit or government agency. Get the marketing tools you need to help your company succeed.
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BUS 300-Public Relations
Survey the practice of public relations in business, non-profit organizations and governmental institutions. Examine the major forms of media used in public relations: news releases, broadcast publicity, public service announcements and institutional advertising.
MKT 305-Consumer Behavior
Learn to perform consumer analyses to develop an effective marketing strategy. Examine the principles of individual, group and social dynamics influencing consumer behavior. Review the consumer decision-making process and marketing approaches that can be used to improve consumer sales performance and customer satisfaction.
MKT 312-Marketing Communications
Explore the essential elements of marketing communication. Topics covered include media and messages, word-of-mouth, Internet marketing and the ever-changing communication market. Select appropriate communication channels to highlight products, brands and services to sustain a competitive advantage.
MKT 100-Principles of Marketing
Get introduced to basic marketing principles and concepts. Focus on the development of marketing strategy and the major components of the marketing mix, (product, price, promotion and distribution). Review the critical environmental factors of markets — domestic and international — and customer behavior characteristics that affect marketing operations. Understand how marketing integrates with other functions in a business organization.
MKT 310-Retail Management
Examine strategic retail management using various forms of store-based, online and non-store-based retailing. Review critical principles such as strategic planning considerations, the structure of retail firms, consumer behavior, market research and location considerations. Examine the key functional areas of managing retail operations including merchandising, finance, human resource management, operations management, logistics, retail image and atmosphere, and the marketing functions of pricing and promotion.
MKT 320-International Marketing
Get an overview of the concepts and practices of marketing worldwide and the modifications and adaptations required to meet the different challenges involved. Develop marketing plans to address international audiences.