What Are You Inspired to Do?



Inspiring competitive marketing in the business field.

Success in today’s business field is influenced by a quality marketing and sales strategy. Working to meet customers’ needs, Marian University’s adult accelerated marketing major, within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, prepares you to become a professional with strong marketing and sales skills.

The Program
Through the marketing program, you’ll take courses that address a variety of topics ranging from consumer behavior, advertising principles and public relations, to intercultural communication, design, writing for media and professional presentations. You’ll acquire the skills to navigate the world of business, all while engaging in flexible, convenient courses that meets your needs as a working adult.

The Convenience
At Marian, you’ll apply knowledge gained in class to solve real-world problems through a broad business education with emphasis on professional training for the development of marketing strategies and managing marketing operations. You’ll acquire the skills to navigate the workplace and the world, all while engaging in flexible, convenient courses that meet your needs as a working adult. Marian’s program is offered on ground in Fond du Lac, Appleton and West Allis, allowing working professionals to earn their bachelor’s degree in a way that meets their needs.

The Marian Reputation
Marian’s business faculty will prepare you to achieve your goals through a classroom experience centered on a personal, applied approach. Through the marketing program, you’ll be prepared with the skills and knowledge to work in nearly any industry, all while achieving your personal and professional goals.


The marketing profession is as dynamic as it gets, and is absolutely critical to the success of any company, corporation, or organization. Marian's BBA in Marketing program will position you to develop and strengthen your understanding of key marketing principles-from market research and analysis, to forecasting, to merchandising and pricing-while also sharpening your skills to be an adaptable, creative problem solver in a rapidly changing field.

Designed to meet the academic and professional needs of Wisconsin working adults looking to advance their careers, the Marketing program will deliver a solid theoretical base in the interactions between buyer and seller, while also providing the broad and deep knowledge that it takes to succeed as a marketing professional.

The Core

The BBA core curriculum will position you to explore a variety of essential areas related to business, from statistics, accounting, and microeconomics to business law, strategy and policy, business ethics, and many more. Additionally, the business core will enable you to develop and sharpen crucial skills in communication, critical thinking, leadership, and writing, among others.

The Curriculum

From things like consumer behavior, advertising principles, and public relations, to intercultural communication, design, writing for media, and professional presentations, the Marketing program curriculum delivers the knowledge and skills that Wisconsin companies, agencies, and firms are looking for in their marketing professionals. You'll engage in case studies, small-group discussions, and work-related research projects, developing knowledge that can be applied at your current job the very next day. The curriculum has been crafted with significant input from executives at some of the state's most respected companies and organizations.

The Convenience

As your neighbor, Marian is local, connected, and respected-employers know us and trust our graduates. We offer you convenient learning centers in Appleton, Fond du Lac, and West Allis Milwaukee, as well as convenient evening courses from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Some courses are available online; you can start your program in the fall, spring, or summer; and you'll be able to proceed through the program at your own pace by taking one or more courses per 7-week term.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Marian University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Care Administration, Management, Marketing, Sport & Recreation Management.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with major in Information Technology.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with majors in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • Master of Science with concentration in Organizational Leadership and Quality

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
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Lenexa, Kansas 66215, USA
(913) 631-3009

Liberal Arts Core

30 credits as follows:

3 credits:

ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.

12 credits:

HIS 114 World History since 1900, 3 cr.

HIS 2xx Elective, 3 cr.

MAT xxx Elective, 3 cr.

THE xxx Elective, 3 cr.

6 credits(must be from at least two areas):

ART xxx Elective, 3 cr.

ENG xxx Literature elective, 3 cr.

MUS xxx Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

PHI 2xx Elective, 3 cr.

THE 2xx Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

BIO xxx Ecological or Environmental Science elective, 3 cr.

PHS xxx Physical Science, Chemistry, Meteorology, or Physics elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

PSY xxx Psychology Elective, 3 cr.

SOC xxx Sociology Elective, 3 cr.

Business Administration Core

37 credits:

ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.

BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.

BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.

BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.

BUS 495 Synthesis Portfolio, 1 cr.

COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.

ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.

FIN 300 Finance: Theory and Applications, 3 cr.

MAT 123 Introduction to Statistics and Probability, 3 cr.

MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.

MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.

PHI 231 Business Ethics, 3 cr.


Marketing is the creative and dynamic interaction between producer and consumer and is a critical and comprehensive business function. Marketing responds to environmental and social needs, and stimulates business growth in both domestic and international markets. Marketing deals with the selection of markets, analysis of customer wants and buyer behavior, market research, market forecasting, packaging, merchandising, personal selling, advertising, physical distribution, and pricing.

18 credits as follows:

12 credits:

MKT 302 Principles of Advertising, 3 cr.

MKT 311 Consumer Behavior, 3 cr.

MKT 322 Sales Management, 3 cr.

MKT 400 Marketing Management, 3 cr.

6 credits from the following:

ART 201 Design, 3 cr.

COM 202 Writing for Media, 3 cr.

COM 215 Introduction to Public Relations, 3 cr.

COM 302 Intercultural Communication, 3 cr.

COM 322 Argumentation and Persuasion, 3 cr.

COM 420 Professional Presentations, 3 cr.

MKT 401 Marketing Research, 3 cr.
Marian University

Fun Fact

On May 1, 2008, Marian College was officially recognized as Marian University (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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