Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Marketing emphasizes a vital function of a firm — identifying the customer, understanding their needs and expectations, and finding creative ways to use that knowledge to design, price, distribute and promote products and services. Lincoln's Marketing major is designed to develop superior entry-level marketing professionals who are prepared to use their creative thinking and promotional skills to start their own businesses or enter careers with marketing agencies and local, regional and global organizations of all sizes and types.
The Marketing program offered by the School of Business prepares graduates for entry into domestic or international marketing positions, including industry, government and private entrepreneurship. The program exposes the graduates to a broad range of principles, theories, models, experiences and ethics of a business organization, which will enable graduates to succeed in their chosen field.
"Marketing is the process by which companies create consumer interest in products and services. It generates the strategy that underlies sales techniques, business communication, and business development. It is an integrated process through which companies build strong customer relationships and create value for their customers and themselves". Students in the marketing program at Lincoln University learn how to develop marketing strategies for organizations. By taking Lincoln University's general education foundation courses, the College of Business "core courses", and 21 hours of required marketing classes coupled with 12 hours of related electives, the student will graduate with the skills necessary to begin a career in a variety of marketing positions. Students gain real-life marketing experience through projects with local businesses and organizations.
Each of Lincoln's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Advertising Principles||Economics, research, and strategy of selling through the mass media.|
|Principles of Marketing||Institutions, functions, and problems involved in the transfer of goods from the producer to the consumer.|
|Fundamentals of Retailing||How retail outlets operate to serve both the producer and the consumer of commodities.|
|Consumer Behavior||Examines the influence of cultural, social, and psychological factors on the market process through behavioral science research.|
|Marketing Research||The application of basic business research methods to the solution of major marketing problems. Market studies will be analyzed to determine the appropriate marketing mix for various business enterprises.|
|Marketing Management||A detailed analysis of the work of the distribution manager who plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of those in specialized aspects of marketing.|
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Lincoln. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Lincoln, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Lincoln are as follows: SAT: 6366. ACT: 3614.|
Lincoln's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Public relations
- Marketing Research
- Retail Marketing/Management
- Event Marketing (hospitality, sports, music, fine arts)
- Marketing Management