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The College of St. Scholastica
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Fast Facts: Marketing

  • Offers a unique design that emphasizes practical marketing and management coursework that incorporates the study of liberal arts
  • Provides marketing and management coursework in strategic marketing and tactics, accounting, human resource management, economics, computers, management theory, ethics and decision-making
  • Encourages students to develop the traits of successful marketing professionals, including oral and written communication, creative problem solving and a solid foundation in marketing management 
  • Requires students to work with their faculty advisor to plan the sequence of courses for the major and elective courses that best fit their career goals in marketing

Program Requirements

Major: 68 credits
Minor: 20 credits


Students may have opportunities for applied internships with various area organizations. Recent placements include: Upper Lakes Foods Inc., Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Townsquare Media Group, Target, Best Buy, 3M and Amsoil Inc.


Marketing graduates are employed in a variety of of industries, businesses and disciplines, including advertising, public relations, health care, banking, manufacturing, consumer products, e-commerce, retail sales and hospitality.

Boost your brain power and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

Sample Curriculum

Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a major or minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

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Expand and Collapse ART 3241 - Graphic Design

In this course students will apply the fundamentals covered in CTA 2041. Students will learn to apply these through exploration of typography, photography and illustration in graphic design from inception through to pre-press. A strong emphasis is placed on layout, hierarchy, advertising design, branding, visual identity systems and integration of concepts with visual elements.

Expand and Collapse CIS 2105 - Information System Application

A practical approach to how software systems are used to address business needs. Students will explore common information problems businesses face, identify the data needed to solve the problems, and how that data needs to be manipulated and presented. These tasks will require the use of a wide range of software including databases, spreadsheets, report writing presentation, and multimedia software. Students will be required to do one or more extended projects in the course that will require research, analysis, and presentation in both paper and electronic format. Prerequisite: CIS 1008.

Expand and Collapse CTA 3341 - Media Production

Research, writing and production of video and audio news stories, mini-documentaries, commercials and features. Lab assignments include location recording of actual events and studio production experiences for both video and audio. An introduction to video and audio editing. Prerequisite: CTA 2514 or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse MKT 3350 - Designing Successful Products

Explores the identification of potentially commercial products. Students learn to gather information about the marketplace, create prototypes, refine concepts, and cluster product benefits into a marketing communication to customers. Students develop a basic marketing strategy that relates to product design and segment needs.

Expand and Collapse MKT 3370 - Services Marketing

Examines the marketing of services as a separate topic. Students contrast and compare the distinctive aspects of marketing intangible products such as services with tangible products such as consumer goods. Students study customer relations, customer communications, and the delivery methods ranging from conventional to internet.

Expand and Collapse MKT 3380 - Logistics & Distribution Chann

Contemporary logistics describes the entire supply channel system from inbound movement of freight including tangible and intangible activities through materials management to physical distribution then to the end user. It provides the tactile decision making tools such as distribution channel locations, inventory rotations, storage and logistic functional concepts used for finding cost reduction and strategic opportunities. Also, integrates logistics into a supply chain management context. It will look into the current events, along with new theory, practice, basics in packaging, warehousing, transportation, inventory and material handling. Prerequisite: MKT 2320.

Expand and Collapse MKT 4360 - Marketing Strategy

Focuses on the relationship between the marketing plan strategy and the marketplace goals of the organizational strategic plan. Brand management is a central theme. Course explores choices and tactics for marketers to use.

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  • "Throughout my four years at CSS, Dr. Sabah Alwan provided an extreme amount of support and encouragement and was always willing to help with any issues or concerns. I truly believe that through his teaching methods and advisement, I have successfully entered my career in marketing with confidence and determination."

    – Michelle Fischer, ‘14