The Phillips School of Business’s Marketing Minor teaches students from all majors to think strategically and to make smart business decisions that benefit not only companies and individuals, but also society at large. This minor will give a student five experientially rich courses in the life skills of listening, crafting messages that attract the desired audience, and strategizing to build a loyal following. In the foundation course, students learn marketing’s primary functions—consumer behavior, market research, advertising, and marketing strategy; then conclude the course with a unique four-week module of confidence-building professional Selling. They then choose three electives in specialized marketing topics and conclude with the capstone Marketing Management course that leads them toward the jobs they want.
|MKT 2110||Principles of Marketing and Personal Selling||4|
|MKT 4400||Marketing Management||4*|
|Select three courses from the following list:|
|MKT 3180||Marketing Communications||4|
|MKT 3200||Consumer Behavior||4|
|MKT 3300||Marketing Research||4|
|MKT 3600||Sales in Dynamic Environments||4|
|MKT 3750, MKT 3850||International Marketing or Marketing in Spain||4**|
|MKT 4100||Social Media Marketing Strategy||4|
|MKT 2881/3881/4881||Special Topics||4|
Students at High Point University who enroll in marketing classes are offered unique classroom experiences with hands-on marketing projects. Examples abound, but one specific project was conducted in a Marketing Communications class, led by Dr. Cynthia Hanson, Associate Professor of Marketing. Students took on High Point University’s Women’s Lacrosse camps as a client. Students worked with the assistant Lacrosse coach to develop an integrated marketing communications campaign that included competitive research, a player focus group, a SWOT analysis, a positioning map, a creative brief, a slogan and logos, a target profile, player testimonial posters, and a video. This comprehensive process provided real-world experience from concept through to implementation.
This was one of many marketing projects offered in marketing classes within the Phillips School of Business. Other examples with area companies include:
As you can see, opportunities abound for hands-on experiential learning for our PSB marketing students!