Marketing Minor

Requirements 18-21 hours
Marketing Minor (18-21 hours)
BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
Five electives from the following (at least two courses must be marketing-focused electives).

*Marketing focused electives

**Marketing focused electives; These courses are offered remotely via NWU’s partnership with a Consortium. The partnership allows students to earn NWU credit for specific courses. Classes are designed by top academics and industry leaders, vetted by NWU, and taught by experts in the field.

15-18 hours
BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)

Students examine the role of marketing in society with an introduction to the fundamentals of strategic marketing planning and the development of the marketing mix. Topics include buyer behavior, market segmentation, distribution, pricing policies, communication strategies, and product development.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 2150 Social Media Marketing (3 hours)

This course explores using social media effectively to move consumers to action. To be a successful marketer, you must be able to plan a campaign that aligns with strategic goals, execute using the appropriate channels and tactics, and measure the success or failure of your efforts. This course is an online class offered through the Lower Cost Models Consortium. The class has optional live sessions.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing.

BUSAD 2250 Email Marketing (3 hours)

Email marketing is vital to modern businesses and a primary tool in any skilled marketer's toolkit. This course will teach you to craft successful email marketing campaigns for sales, engagement, and activation. By the end of this course, you'll know how to write emails that drive customers to take desired actions and how to structure campaigns for maximum effect. You'll also build your marketing campaign. This course is an online class offered through the Lower Cost Models Consortium. The class has optional live sessions.

Prerequisite(s): First-Year Writing class and a grade of "C- " or better in BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing. BUSAD 2150 Social Media Marketing is recommended but not required.

BUSAD 2350 Viral and Organic Growth (3 hours)

"Going Viral" is the goal of most web-based marketing content. Companies that generate content that can spread through the internet organically are the most successful in growing their brand. This course will teach you what drives people to share content and build shareable and meme-worthy content. By the end of this course, you will understand what drives viral sharing and learn how to facilitate it. This course is an online class offered through the Lower Cost Models Consortium. The class has optional live sessions.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing.

BUSAD 3350 Search Engine: Optimization and Marketing (3 hours)

How do you find what you're looking for on the internet? Chances are, you turn to a search engine. Companies use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to make sure you see them first every time you turn to a search engine. By the end of this course, you'll learn how to optimize a website to show up first on a search and build search ads that will drive customers to your website. This course is an online class offered through the Lower Cost Models Consortium. The class has optional live sessions.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing.

BUSAD 3400 Promotional Strategy (3 hours)

Focuses on developing the appropriate mix of promotional tools used in marketing communications, including advertising, sales promotions, public relations, sponsorship, point of purchase, and personal selling. Examines the relationship of promotional strategies to the communication process. Students develop an integrated marketing communications plan for an area business.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

BUSAD 3500 Consumer Behavior (3 hours)

Application of behavioral science theories, concepts, methods, and research findings to the understanding and prediction of consumer behavior as the basis for decision making by marketing managers. Designed to provide additional insight into sociological, psychological, and environmental factors affecting the consumer decision process and their importance to marketing strategies.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing and a 1000- or 2000-level speaking-instructive course.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
BUSAD 3600 Negotiation (3 hours)

This course presents the fundamentals of business negotiation, strategies and tactics of a variety of negotiation styles and contexts, in addition to, individual differences and negotiation across cultures. Negotiation principles are analyzed through readings, cases, class discussion, presentations, and guest speakers. Application of these principles is provided during the course through a variety of negotiation exercises.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

BUSAD 4200 Marketing Management (3 hours)

This course is taught from the leader's decision-making perspective with an emphasis on the marketing manager's role in the development and analysis of goal-oriented marketing strategies. Students explore how marketing decisions impact the overall development including market research, promotion, pricing, distribution, and competitive strategies.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

BUSAD 4300 International Marketing (3 hours)

Students will investigate the opportunities and challenges facing American companies seeking to expand their markets across international boundaries. Analysis includes a study of international marketing barriers, cultural patterns, adapting the product line to international markets, selecting channels of distribution, pricing strategies, and international communication strategies.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing and a 1000- or 2000-level speaking-instructive course.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread
BUSAD 4350 Digital Marketing Analytics (3 hours)

Today, marketing professionals have access to incredible amounts of data. The ability to use this data is what differentiates successful marketing efforts from failed ones. In this course, students will learn how to analyze digital customer behavior data using various tools and use that data to test marketing hypotheses and improve customer acquisition. This course is an online class offered through the Lower Cost Models Consortium. The class has optional live sessions.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing, Department approved Math class*, and BUSAD 2150 Social Media Marketing or BUSAD 2250 Email Marketing or BUSAD 3350 Search Engine: Optimization and Marketing.

*A department-approved math course includes: MATH 1100 College Algebra, MATH 1450 Finite Mathematics or MATH 1600 Calculus I.

BUSAD 4600 Business Ethics (3 hours)

This course investigates ethical issues and moral dilemmas found in the modern business arena. The conflict between an organization's economic performance and its social obligations are studied. Various economic theories, legal regulations and philosophic doctrines are discussed. Contemporary Western moral philosophy, historic and contemporary Christian ethics, and social theory provide a context for the course. Case studies are integrated throughout the semester.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and a 1000- or 2000-level speaking-instructive course.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Justice Thread
BUSAD 4700 Entrepreneurship (3 hours)

Students use multidisciplinary business skills to identify, analyze, and execute practical management solutions to the various problems and opportunities of a small business enterprise. The major projects preparation of an actual business plan. Lectures and guest speakers from the community help provide students a clearer understanding of the link between theoretical studies and the practical world of business.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and grades of "C-" or better in ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I, BUSAD 2500 Principles of Management and BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing, or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Innovation Thread
COMM 2600 Mass Media (4 hours)

A study of the development of types of media including books, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and film. The interaction of these media and their impact on society and the individual are included.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread
COMM 3200 Persuasive Communication (4 hours)

A study of theories and practices of persuasion within a variety of communication contexts. Students will be expected to apply these concepts to out-of-class persuasive situations.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Leadership Thread
COMM 3300 Public Relations (3 hours)

The course in Public Relations is a study of the nature of public relations, the persons involved, its relationship to public opinion, and the channels of communication that are used. Special attention is given to the application of public relations strategies for particular events or organizations.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Leadership Thread
COMM 3600 Principles of Advertising (3 hours)

This broad-based course overviews the history and criticism of advertising, as well as the fundamental aspects of targeting, positioning, media selection, and creative strategy.
(Normally offered each semester.)

IDS 2020 Design Labs (2, 3, or 4 hours)

Design Labs is an intensive on-campus internship that bridges the humanities and science (technology) by offering real world design and marketing experience that challenges the status quo. Apply at: labs.iondesignco.com.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission only.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread