Examine the roles of advertising theory and practice in business. Marketing coursework explores patterns of consumer behavior along with the underlying psychology and gives you an in-depth look at the guiding principles of international marketing. Note: The marketing concentration is also offered as a nine-credit graduate certificate.

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The course is designed to provide graduate students the knowledge and skills for identifying global opportunities and developing international marketing strategies in a fast-changing global business environment, and to develop analytical and decision-making, professional communication, and market research skills in the global marketing context.

MKTG 561 – New Product Marketing

This course is designed with the intention of analyzing both theory and practice in developing, managing, and marketing a new consumer product. Students will work to evaluate new product development and new product marketing processes, including idea generation and selection, concept development, market research, marketing goals, demographic assessment, objective development and testing, marketing strategy, and business analysis. By the end of the course, students will have acquired the knowledge and tools to develop appropriate launch strategies for new products, taking into consideration customer price perception and price sensitivity factors, competitive pricing strategies, and costs, while understanding intended market positioning and target markets.

MKTG 577 – Promotional Management

This course is designed to assist students in obtaining a basic understanding of and appreciation for the communication tools used in planning, implementing, and evaluating promotional strategies. Students completing this course are expected to have acquired the expertise necessary to develop and/or critically evaluate a promotional plan for a company, product, or service of their choosing. Course discussions, activities, and graded assignments will rely upon theoretical insights applied to marketing/advertising practice.

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