Undergraduate Major

Marketing Major: Bachelor’s Degree in Business (BSBA)

In our marketing program, you'll learn the skills to help companies stand out from the competition.

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Program Overview

Take the inside track to a career in a variety of marketing fields – from sales and promotions to marketing analytics, public relations, and advertising.

All organizations need strong marketers who know how to satisfy customers and stand out in competitive markets. Our professors will teach you to analyze customer trends, perform market research, build a brand on social media, and more. Then, they'll connect you with our network of successful alumni and help you jump into co-ops or internships with one of our many industry partners. By the time you graduate, you’ll be a solutions-oriented business professional – ready to help any organization reach its goals.

The School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This professional accreditation places Widener among the top one-third of college business schools in the U.S. and Europe.

Program Options for Marketing Majors

The marketing major ensures that all graduates are well prepared for successful careers in sales, promotions, public relations, advertising, marketing analytics, and marketing communications. When you graduate, you won't be just starting your career—you'll be continuing the work you've been doing all along.

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As consumers move online, digital marketing plays a vital role in shaping the future of business. In this concentration, you'll learn the strategies, technologies, and skills in digital marketing that are fundamental to today's ever-changing marketplace.

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Whether you are promoting yourself and your ideas or products and services to a consumer or business, professional selling is a critical skill set.  In this concentration, you’ll learn the strategy, skills, and technology to succeed in this high-demand field.

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Our marketing program provides you with grounding in business. So, in addition to marketing, you'll learn about accounting, finance, management, and all other aspects of business.

But, as a marketing major, you'll also be encouraged to take communication studies courses because writing active listening, and presenting are a foundation to any marketing degree. This will open your career options and ensure you're a well-rounded professional. 

Prepare for rapid career growth by completing two degrees in five years. When you graduate, you’ll receive a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in one of several graduate programs in the School of Business Administration.

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In addition to being offered as a major, students interested in marketing can also pursue a minor. A minor in marketing will expose any student to a dynamic and diverse business field that impacts our daily lives. This minor will give students the professional skills required in any marketing field and gives a chance for students to pursue more opportunities.

You may also choose from our expansive list of additional minors and certificates for undergraduate students to find unique combinations for your personal academic goals and unique career path.

The business honors program is an exciting opportunity for academically talented students to enrich their business education with advanced honors courses, an honors seminar, collaboration with faculty on research, civic engagement, and professional and leadership development opportunities.

Students can complete their program of study in 4 years graduating with a certificate of honors in business.

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Marketing Business Degree Program Highlights

Marketing is dynamic, fun, and exciting. It connects customers to the best products and challenges brands to innovate and deeply relate with their markets.

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Real-World Experience

Take advantage of internships or co-ops in marketing. You'll apply what you've learned in class to solve real business problems and get your foot in the door for future job opportunities.

In partnership with the Office of Career Design and Development, explore the opportunity to complete 12 months of full-time, paid co-op work and still complete your degree in four years.

Or, you can go for an internship at a company that suits your interests. In these positions, you will develop your business and technology skills, while also learning firsthand what marketing and all of its various facets involves in practice.

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A Professional Network

Join the Zeta Eta chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon, the national and professional student organization for sales, marketing, and management.

You'll connect with industry insiders at networking events on and off campus and participate in national competitions. You'll master the art of networking and public speaking at national conventions, career fairs, social events, and awards programs.

As part of the group, students have traveled to Atlanta and San Diego for national events and some received as many as three job offers from just one trip.

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Faculty Connections and Mentorship

Our professors connect you with professional insights and pipelines to success. Marketing is ever-evolving and our faculty have their fingers on the pulse of best practices and emerging trends to help you succeed. They'll challenge you in sales role-playing scenarios, lead you in research, and help you launch social media campaigns.

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Launch Your Career

From day one, we'll prepare you for a fast start and long-term career success. Career development is woven through our marketing curriculum in a variety of activities, including networking, team building, and sales role playing.

These experiences will guide you as you create a detailed career plan, build a robust portfolio, and execute a job search strategy.

Clubs & Organizations

Marketing majors have the opportunity to join various clubs and organizations across campus and beyond to expand their network, including the Money Club, Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), and many more.

Living Learning Communities

Live and learn with your classmates in the Business (Developing Entrepreneurs) LLC, while exploring the real-life experiences of entrepreneurs and spending time with business faculty who are dedicated to your success.

Faculty

Our faculty are committed to the professional and personal success of every student, offering consistent mentorship, feedback, and support.

Mary E. Shoemaker
Associate Professor

"I love taking students to national sales and marketing competitions where they learn to network and truly sell themselves to potential employers. These experiences are the foundation of not only a Widener degree but a successful career in any profession."

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Professor

"I love connecting Widener students with the many strong leaders in Philadelphia's exciting sports market. Students benefit tremendously from both the networking opportunities and the insider knowledge that comes from these connections."

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Assistant Professor

"I am always looking for ways to engage and empower students through my teaching. I want them to be prepared to compete in the fast-paced, exciting world of digital marketing, social media, and marketing analytics."

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Students like you have graduated from our business school and accepted positions with top companies. By making connections and gaining real-world experience, you’ll put yourself in a position to join them.

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Marketing research analyst
  • Communications/public relations director
  • Social media manager

More Careers

  • Advertising or promotions associate
  • Sales executive
  • Search engine optimization specialist

Recent Employers

  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • UPS
  • Wawa

Pride Perspectives

Hear from our students about their experience in the Marketing program.

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Widener gave me the opportunity to not only start my career as an undergraduate but advance it a few years later when I went back for my masters.

Aly Horton

Aly's Story

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