Successful companies are built on the skills of their marketing teams. By focusing your business studies in marketing, you’ll mesh your creative bent and analytical stills to discover and meet customer needs. Courses spanning from creative writing to computer programming will prepare you for the gamut of marketing careers. And you’ll simulate real-world challenges by developing mock campaigns for new products from start to finish—including competitor and consumer behavior research, customer engagement strategies, pricing and advertising.
Marketing is a highly interdisciplinary—field that blends creative thinking, the arts, economics and behavioral psychology. As you work to determine why people act and purchase the way they do, you’ll better understand how to market to them. Gordon's broad liberal arts context will equip you for all those tasks and teach you how to manage your career in an ever-changing environment. Grounded in a Christian analysis of business culture, you will be ready to respond well to ethical issues and seek excellence in the workplace.
In addition to preparing you for business school and other graduate and professional programs, the marketing concentration is a springboard into a variety of careers in businesses and nonprofits, including:
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Like most business administration students, marketing students are encouraged to complete internships to focus their learning and clarify their career goals. Gordon’s location just north of Boston offers a wide range of opportunities in industries such as software technology, retail, healthcare and finance.
On campus, you will be part of a close community of supportive mentors and learners. You may have the opportunity to complete an honors project, do research with a faculty member or work as a teaching assistant. And you can take advantage of student-led opportunities, including:
Expand your scope and study economics and business on a global scale.
You may choose to add a second major or a minor to your marketing concentration in the business administration major. Common options are accounting, finance, international affairs, art, music, Christian ministries, communication arts, psychology, sociology, and recreation, sport and wellness.