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A winning marketing strategy is a must-have in today’s business world. Capella University's online bachelor’s in business, marketing degree helps you learn to develop and deploy strategic marketing plans based on solid research and proven sales tactics. If you’re interested in gaining foundational business skills for a career in marketing, this degree is for you.
In our online marketing degree program, you’ll build core business knowledge and dive into areas like marketing research, sales, channel management processes, brand identity, communications, change management and business ethics.
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Learners in this course examine the integrated and interrelated factors involved in e-marketing, including sourcing and sales. Throughout the course, learners gain an understanding of how to most effectively use e-marketing and e-business approaches to manage strategy, operations, supply chains, logistics, online customer profiling, and the sales cycle. Building on this knowledge, learners prepare a sourcing, marketing, and sales plan for an enterprise. Prerequisite(s): BUS3030.
|6 quarter credits|
Marketing Distribution Channel Management
In this course, learners develop and apply an understanding of how to create, manage, and optimize marketing distribution channels as an integrated process. Learners examine traditional and digital marketing distribution channels to gain knowledge of their strategic and operational functions within an organization. In addition, learners evaluate the importance of an optimized distribution channel to the success of a product or service, as well as prepare and present a distribution channel management plan for a product or service offering. Prerequisite(s): BUS3030.
|6 quarter credits|
Brand Identity and Marketing Communications
Learners in this course explore multiple forms of marketing communications media and messages, including word-of-mouth marketing and the Internet. Learners consider the communication-saturated nature of the marketplace and its practical significance in focusing brand identity and selecting marketing communications. Prerequisite(s): BUS3030.
|6 quarter credits|
In this course, learners evaluate marketing research and examine the tools and techniques used to conduct real-world marketing research applicable to a variety of business situations. Learners analyze a potential market, conduct marketing research using both primary and secondary data, and interpret the results. Learners also explore ways to apply marketing research results to managerial decision making and identify prominent marketing research trends, such as the increased use of the Internet and other forms of technology. Prerequisite(s): BUS3030.
|6 quarter credits|
Learners in this course demonstrate their knowledge of ways customers acquire, consume, and dispose of products and services. Learners analyze the buyer behavior of individual consumers, businesses, and governments and evaluate the influence demographics, popular culture, and subcultures have on buyer behavior. Learners also assess the managerial application of consumer behavior concepts, including current issues associated with ethics, law, and regulation. Prerequisite(s): BUS3030.
|6 quarter credits|
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This specialization helps you gain fundamental business knowledge with an emphasis on marketing research, sales and marketing, channel management processes, brand identity, marketing communications, change management and business ethics. Students can choose to focus on the fundamentals of sales and marketing – or broaden their study with a stronger emphasis on marketing strategy, international marketing, customer behavior, services marketing or public relations. The curriculum is designed to equip students with core marketing knowledge in addition to the management, interpersonal and professional thinking skills needed to increase organizational effectiveness.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
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The total cost of your degree will depend on academic performance, transfer credits, scholarships and other factors. See GuidedPath cost information below.
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$365 per 1000-2000 level credit $415 per 3000-4000 level credit, $150 resource kit fee, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits
*This is only an estimate, effective July 10, 2023, and is subject to change. Your price will vary depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. Books, supplies, and other fees are not included in this estimate. GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. New or recently revised program estimates are based on comparable programs.
Capella is committed to transparency in its tuition and pricing. In addition to tuition, you will be responsible for additional costs, which may include an application fee, travel expenses, and practicum costs. A resource kit fee of $50-$200, charged quarterly or per billing session, covers the cost of required books, software, and other course materials. Click here to review program-specific fee amounts in our University Catalog.
Find out more about financing and payment options to help you complete your program. Federal aid also is available to help manage the costs of higher education. Learn more about financing your education.
Connect with an enrollment counselor to further discuss the cost of the program and explore your eligibility for scholarships and discounts.
Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2022–2023
“I’ve always struggled with confidence, and this degree has helped me overcome that. I now allow myself to celebrate what I know and take the time to fully understand what I don’t. It’s taught me that I’m allowed to pause, critically think, and then answer with confidence.”
Sara Strickland* – BS Business, Marketing
*Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials.
Applicants to the BS in Business, Marketing program must provide the following information for admission:
SAT and ACT are not required for admission.
International student requirements
If you live outside the U.S. or aren’t a U.S. citizen, you may be considered an international student.
To meet the requirements for Capella admission, you must:
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Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Marketing.
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