University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Oct 29, 2020  

Marketing, B.S. in Bus. Ad.

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The Department of Managerial Sciences offers a major in Marketing that aims to provide students strategic insight and practical tactics for one of the most vital components of modern business. Marketing major students will acquire the knowledge and skill sets to identify and satisfy customer needs to help organizations achieve their marketing goals. The specific topics are broadly categorized into those of product, pricing,  promotion and distribution strategies, evolving around the understanding of consumers. Student will also learn how to conduct marketing research, and apply modern marketing tools and strategies. We also offer a number of elective courses that fulfill more specific needs of our students.

Marketing is both a social and managerial process that helps companies to execute mutually beneficial exchanges with their customers. It is how firms create sustainable competitive advantage, superior value and enjoy long-term growth. Graduates entering into the workforce with the Marketing major are equipped with a strong foundation in business and the tools to build and execute a successful marketing plan for any sized business. Employment opportunities include marketing manager, media analyst, sales representative, purchasing agent, pricing analyst, brand manager, market research expert, logistics manager, operations supervisor, retailing manager and many others. Detailed description of employment opportunities can be found at

Contact Information

Marketing Department 
313 Ansari Business Building
(775) 784-6993

Pre-majors should contact the College of Business Advising Office
409 Ansari Business Building
(775) 784-4912

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning.

Admission Requirements

All students who are interested in graduating with a B.S. in Business degree in Marketing start by being declared as “pre-majors.” Pre-majors must complete Core Writing, Core Mathematics, the Pre-Business Core, and a total of 60 units before meeting with an advisor to declare the Marketing major. Students must declare their major before they may take any courses in the Upper-Division Business Core.

Graduation Requirements

Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units
Business Course Time Limit Coursework used to complete College of Business and Major  requirements must have been completed within the 10 years prior to the year of graduation.

I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (24-30 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO2

C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .

D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6

E. Silver Core Fine Arts (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (0 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10

C. Global Context Course - CO11

D. Ethics Course - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13

F. Application Course - CO14

III. Additional College Requirements (57 units)

B. Nonbusiness Course Requirements (12 units)

Economics course (3 units)

  • Additional ECON course 300-499 level (3 units)

International Business course (3 units)

IV. Major Requirements (24 units)

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VI. Electives (12-15 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

A. First Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (15-16 units)

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (13-15 units)

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