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BS Marketing

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

30000 USD
30000 USD

Application fee

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National 0 USD
College of Business Administration
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)5.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)60
TOEFL-PBT (min)550

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Program Outcomes

With a marketing degree from UIC Business, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Develop an advertising campaign
  • Manage the rollout of a new product to market
  • Use social media to reach potential customers
  • Analyze consumer trends and buying behavior to formulate a marketing strategy 
  • Develop tactics to achieve record-breaking sales
  • Build and protect a strong brand
  • Develop a new product from idea to commercialization

*Located in Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is the city’s premier public research university. We are ranked among Top 125 BEST VALUE schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2018. Chicago is a living laboratory for business, politics, art, architecture, culture, religion, racial and ethnic diversity, urban issues,education and health. It is local and global, urban and green, relaxed and frenetic, cultured and down to earth, big and easy to navigate—full of opportunities for new, enriching experiences.   

Our proximity to Chicago’s financial and business centre and urban healthcare district gives UIC students an edge when it comes to finding internships and work experience related to their fields of study. Local employers include: Google, Boeing, Deloitte, Groupon, Argonne National Labs, Accenture, WGN News, National Public Radio, Steppenwolf Theatre and more. 

2018 U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges Rankings UIC is ranked 70 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, 78 in Business Programs, 73 in Top Public Schools, 124 in Best Value School.

Average salary after attending UIC undergraduate program is $51,100 vs. U.S. average of $34,300 for students who have attended college.

A UIC education is a chance to explore, engage, serve, enjoy and lead. 

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Eligibility Criteria

Please refer to the requirements per country/territory above to determine which credentials are needed in your case. For the purposes of application review, only a PDF copy of the credentials should be submitted online. Official, sealed credentials will be requested only from admitted applicants intending to enroll.

  • Academic credentials must be issued by the institution you attended.
    • Third party evaluations (such as WES or ECE) are not required by the Office of Admissions and will not be accepted in place of institution-issued credentials.
  • A degree award certificate or diploma should be submitted for all completed degree programs.
  • Documents issued in a foreign language should be submitted along with certified, literal English translations

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Course Modules


MKTG 360. Introduction to Marketing. 3 hours.

The role of marketing in business and society. The marketing decision process in domestic and international settings. Required of all students in the College of Business Administration. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161.

MKTG 452. Principles of Retailing. 3 hours.

The theory and practice of making retailing decisions regarding pricing, product, place and promotion, and the development of strategy based on market competition and trends. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360.

MKTG 460. Marketing Analytics. 3 hours.

Introduction to data-centered analysis for critical aspects of marketing, such as sales forcasting, profitibility analysis, market segmentation, promotion budgeting, and database marketing. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360 and IDS 270.

MKTG 461. Consumer Market Behavior. 3 hours.

Understanding consumer decision processes; steps in decision making, including need recognition, perception, cognition and attitude formation; effect of environmental social, psychological, and individual difference factors on consumer decision making. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360 or consent of the instructor.

MKTG 462. Marketing Research. 3 hours.

An investigation of the gathering, analyses and interpretation of information used in solving marketing problems. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are employed in developing an analytical framework. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360 and IDS 270.

MKTG 463. Marketing Channels and E-Commerce. 3 hours.

Develop an integrated distribution system; relationship to firm's marketing structure (logistics); evaluation of decisions on sources, plant and warehouse location, domestic and int'l outlets. Analysis by marketing channels & e-commerce role in distribution. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360. Business Administration students must have declared a major, or have received consent of the instructor.

MKTG 465. Strategic Marketing Planning and Management. 3 hours.

Development of marketing plans for strategic and tactical programs to achieve the firm's marketing objectives. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 462 and an additional 12 hours of marketing course work. Recommended background: MKTG 461.

MKTG 466. Comparative Marketing Systems. 3 hours.

Treats the topic of domestic marketing systems in other countries, their structures and processes, in a framework of comparative cultural, political, economic, and social systems. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360 or consent of the instructor. Business Administration students must have declared a major.

MKTG 467. Market and Business Intelligence. 3 or 4 hours.

Provides knowledge of critical concepts and tools in market and business intelligence research. Students will learn to use market and business intelligence to gain market and competitive insights and support marketing decision making. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours; 4 graduate hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 462 and IDS 270. Recommended background: MKTG 460.

MKTG 468. Advanced Marketing Research. 3 hours.

Advanced knowledge of critical concepts and tools in marketing research related to problem identification, data collection, and analysis in conventional and digital media. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 462 and IDS 270.

MKTG 469. Global Marketing. 3 hours.

The strategic and tactical marketing of goods and services to countries beyond domestic or current markets. Distinct economic, socio-cultural, and political-legal-regulatory environments are considered. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360 and BA 200; or consent of the instructor.

MKTG 470. Brand Management. 3 hours.

Examination of how firms can connect with consumers to build, measure, leverage and protect strong brands. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360. Recommended background: MKTG 462.

MKTG 471. Services Marketing. 3 hours.

An exploration of the special challenges of services marketing, including analyzing and developing solutions for new services, services quality, design and delivery of services, and services recovery. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360.

MKTG 473. The Personal Selling Effort in Marketing. 3 hours.

Analysis of selling strategies and tactics in different situations; problems of managing sales force. Cultural differences in selling techniques as well as ethical concerns will be discussed. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 461 or consent of the instructor.

MKTG 474. Advertising and Sales Promotion. 3 hours.

The management, planning, creation, evaluation and use of advertising and sales promotion. Evaluation and critique of an ad campaign. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 461 or consent of the instructor.

MKTG 475. Product Management. 3 hours.

Development and review of new and existing products during their life cycles; the evolution of products and services from a creative idea to their withdrawal from the market. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 462 or consent of the instructor.

MKTG 476. Business-to-Business (B2B) Marketing. 3 hours.

Unique concepts and strategies applied when businesses market to other organizations and institutions. Derived demand, systems selling, bid pricing, national account programs, and using distributors. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360.

MKTG 477. Interdisciplinary Product Development I. 3 hours.

An interdisciplinary team-based course developing new product concepts from ideation to commercialization. Course Information: Students complete a product development project in conjunction with students enrolled in ME 444 and AD 420. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360; and consent of the instructor. This is the first half of a year-long course. Students will be required to take MKTG 478 in the following semester.

MKTG 478. Interdisciplinary Product Development II. 3 hours.

An interdisciplinary team-based course developing new product concepts from ideation to commercialization. Course Information: Students complete a product development project in conjunction with students enrolled in ME 445 and AD 421. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360 and MKTG 477. This is the second half of a year-long course. Students will be required to take MKTG 477 in the previous semester.

MKTG 479. Digital and Social Media Marketing. 3 hours.

Creation, evaluation, and implementation of effective digital and social media marketing strategies and tactics. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360. Recommended background: BA 200 and MKTG 461 and general computer skills.

MKTG 481. Sales Management. 3 hours.

Strategy and design of sales programs and sales organizations, and the development and management of a motivated and effective sales force. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MKTG 360. Recommended background: MKTG 463 or MKTG 476 or MKTG 473.

MKTG 494. Special Topics in Marketing. 1-4 hours.

Intensive study of selected problems. Reading assignments from scholarly and professional journals; emphasis on covering relatively few areas in great depth. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Business administration students must have declared a major.

MKTG 499. Research Experience. 1-3 hours.

Research experience under the supervision of a faculty member. The faculty member and student will determine the research project. Each student must submit a written report and each student must participate at a research event on campus. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Major in marketing. Consent of the head of the department and the instructor required.

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How to Apply


These are determined by the program. See the program's website for complete details. Program requirements may include (but are not limited to) items such as:

  • GRE scores - use our Institutional Code 1851 to report your results
  • Personal statement - refer to the program for prompts or topics
  • Letters of recommendation - online requests initiated through the application checklist
  • Writing samples
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Application for graduate appointment (pdf) - general Graduate College form - some programs may require use of their own form

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