Marketing Major Students

Marketing Major

Undergraduate Program in Newark

NEW Online Marketing Program

Rutgers Business School has launched a new online Marketing Program for transfer students. Learn more about the program structure and requirements.

The Field

Marketing is the management process through which goods and services move from concept to the customer. Whether it is communicating offline or online, marketing is an integral part of business. Career opportunities in marketing are quite extensive and diversified. Many marketing positions give a considerable amount of discretion to people early in their careers. A marketing career is excellent preparation for a path to top management positions which are responsible for creating and guiding the messaging in all types of organizations.

Marketing offers career opportunities for people with varying educational backgrounds. A bachelor’s degree is generally required for most management training positions in marketing, sales, public relations and advertising. A master of business administration degree is increasingly necessary for marketing research, marketing consulting, brand management, senior management and industrial sales positions. Frequently, marketing consultants, marketing research directors, and marketing professors have earned Ph.D. degrees in marketing or related subjects.

The Marketing major provides students the opportunity to develop skills that enable them to function in different marketing roles while working closely and effectively with other business functions. With courses ranging from traditional marketing analytics and research to the new rules of digital marketing and consumer behavior, students leave the program with a solid foundation in marketing.

Career Paths

Marketing students are prepared for positions such as copywriters, media directors, account executives, marketing researchers, product development managers, public relations managers and more. They land jobs in some of the biggest marketing agencies in the world, and in large corporations that have in-house marketing departments. They work with sales departments, creative, and even IT when working in online marketing. From creative advertising work to quantitative market research, marketing majors help manage a brand and sell products and services. A marketing background can also train a person to operate his or her own business.

Rutgers Business School students graduate from the marketing program with a strong business foundation and are well prepared to enter the job market.

Sample Occupations

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Development Officer
  • Insurance Agent Promotion
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Media Planner
  • Public Relations Director


According to the 2012 U.S. Bureau of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, bachelor’s degree candidates in marketing received offers with a median salary of $60,000.

How to Apply


In addition to the RBS Core Courses, students must take at least 18 major credits, including 9 credits of the required courses and at least 9 credits of electives.

RBS Core Courses (42 Credits)

Course Credits Notes and Prerequisites
29:010:203 Financial Accounting 3  
29:010:204 Managerial Accounting 3 Prereq: 29:010:203
29:011:301 Foundations for Your Career Journey 1  
29:011:302 Building Your Brand 1 Prereq: 29:011:301
29:011:303 Conquering Your Transition 1 Prereq: 29:011:302
29:623:220 Management Information Systems  3  
29:623:340 Business Research Methods 3 MIS and Statistics
29:623:311 Production & Operations Management 3 MIS and Statistics
29:522:334 Ethics in Business OR 29:010:319 Business Law 3 Prereqs: 355:102, 220:101&102 & 29:010:204
29:390:329 Finance* 3 Prereqs: All Business Foundations Courses Including Calculus
29:620:301 Intro to Management 3  
29:620:302 Management Skills 3  
29:620:368 International Business 3 Prereq: 29:620:301
29:630:301 Intro. to Marketing 3  
29:799:301 Intro. to Supply Chain Management 3  
29:620:492 Business Policy and Strategy 3 Prereqs: Finance, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, and 86+ Earned Credits.
Credit Total 42  

Required (9 credits)

Course # Title CR
29:630:374 Consumer Behavior 3
29:630:385 Marketing Research 3
29:630:452 Marketing Strategy 3

Electives (9 credits)

Course # Title Cr
29:630:363 Advertising 3
29:630:368 Retail Marketing 3
29:630:369 New Product Planning 3
29:630:370 Business-to-Business Marketing 3
29:630:371 International Marketing 3
29:630:372 Services Marketing 3
29:630:401 Sales Management 3
29:630:428 Marketing and Society 3
29:630:475 The Branding of Fashion & Other Creative Pursuits 3
29:630:485 Special Topics: Professional Selling 3
29:630:486 Independent Study in Marketing* AR
29:630:488 Special Topics: A.I. in Marketing 3
29:630:491 Internship/Cooperative** AR
29:630:495 Marketing Cooperative Education** 6
29:630:497 Special Topics 3
29:630:498 Brand Management 3
29:630:499 Marketing Consulting for Small Business 3

*AR = Credits by arrangement.