Marketing

Degree:Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
Major:Marketing
Specializations:Comprehensive Marketing
Global Marketing
Sales Management
Minors:Business
Marketing
Marketing Applications
Certificates:Digital Marketing
Sales Management
Department:Building 53, Room 120E
(850) 474-2652
http://uwf.edu/market
College:Business
CIP Code:52.1401
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The B.S.B.A. in Marketing is an included program in the University's accreditation by AACSB
International.

In today’s hyper-competitive business environment, it is becoming very clear that for any organization to prosper, it must adopt a market orientation as its guiding management philosophy. Being market oriented simply means that an organization considers the needs and wants of its customers as crucial input in every decision that it makes. To successfully accomplish this goal, the organization must develop and nurture close relationships with its customers. No matter which specialization you choose to pursue, a career in Marketing is at its heart a career in creating and managing these relationships. Marketers are literally the interface between the organization and its customers. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree prepares students for a variety of careers in the marketing profession. Historically, a large portion of top-level managers in major corporations are promoted from the marketing area. Of course, all successful entrepreneurs must possess highly developed marketing skills. Marketing program students choose one of four specializations.

Comprehensive Marketing Specialization

This specialization prepares students for a broad range of positions in marketing. Students are required to complete five marketing electives from among the courses offered at the 3000 and 4000 levels.

Global Marketing Specialization

This specialization focuses on the issues of marketing in an increasingly global market. Students are required to spend at least one semester at one of UWF’s partner universities abroad studying marketing. This cultural, as well as educational experience, prepares students especially well for positions dealing with the cross-cultural nature of marketing in the global marketplace. Students must complete a specific sequence of courses in this specialization, designed in conjunction with their advisor, at the partner university. To participate in this required part of the program, students must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA. It is recommended, but not required, that during their lower division studies students complete two additional courses in a foreign language beyond the University’s foreign language admission requirement.

Sales Management Specialization

This specialization focuses on issues involved in negotiation, professional selling, and sales management in free market economies. It emphasizes building customer relationships, managing sales staff, and analysis of marketplace opportunities.

Program Requirements

In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the B.S.B.A. in Marketing must meet the requirements listed below. A minimum course grade of “C” is required in all College of Business prerequisites, major, and major-related courses.

Students should consult with their academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.

College of Business BSBA Core

All students pursuing a BSBA major in the College of Business must complete each of the following BSBA core courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

BUL 3130Legal Environment of Business3
FIN 3403Managerial Finance3
GEB 3213Writing for Business: Theory and Practice3
GEB 3453Business Ethics and Stakeholder Management3
GEB 4361International Business3
ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
MAN 3025Management Fundamentals3
MAN 3504Operations Management3
MAN 4720Strategic Management3
MAR 3023Marketing Fundamentals3
Total Hours30

College of Business Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy

The College of Business at the University of West Florida is accredited by AACSB International, the highest level of accreditation available to a college or school of business.  As such, the College believes that it is in the student's best interest to take all junior/senior level BSBA Core, Major, and Major-related courses at UWF.  These courses are typically taught by academically or professionally qualified faculty members as defined in the College's policy on faculty qualifications.

Undergraduate transfer credit for degree programs in the College of Business is awarded consistent with specifications in the UWF Catalog  and the requirements of Florida's Common Numbering System.

Normally, the College will not accept transfer credits for courses completed more than 15 years prior to the date of the request for acceptance of the transfer credits.

Normally, the College of Business will not accept transfer credits as equivalent to UWF 3000/4000 level business-related courses from institutions not accredited by AACSB International.

Students should seek guidance from their College of Business academic advisors on these matters.