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Consider a marketing profession
Marketing has proven to be a competitive and high energy business. As you study marketing, you will be exposed to the most up to date marketing techniques including the ever-changing world of social media, significance of sales skills, the where, when, and how to advertise, and the role of public relations. 

Is marketing right for you?
To be a successful marketing professional, you need to:

  • have a broad range of skills including discipline and the ability to multi-task
  • be a team leader with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • have a good understanding of business fundamentals
  • be innovative and ready to take creative risks

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, advertising, promotions, and marketing managers earn a median pay of $138,730 per year. 

Offered: On campus, online, Bismarck State College

Be inspired . . . earn your marketing degree

Our internship program gives you the chance to apply classroom knowledge to real world settings. Many internships are initiated by employers, but you may seek out and develop your own internship opportunity. Internships may be full-time, part-time, or project-oriented. All internships provide you with great hands-on learning opportunities and often lead to offers of employment.
Get involved
Enhance your skills and boost your knowledge by being involved in one or more of Minot State’s seven student-run business clubs and organizations. Many of these clubs participate in state, regional, and national competitions or attend business-related events, traveling to major U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, Omaha, and Washington D.C.
Employment outlook
Marketing professionals work in large corporations and small companies, advertising and public relations agencies, government, and consulting. The employment outlook varies by industry, but overall job growth is expected to be on par with other professions.

Learn with us
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include the Slaaten Learning Center, which features:

  • Entrepreneurship academy
  • Boardroom for student organizations and groups
  • Financial trading lab 
  • Leadership institute
  • Learning center

As a marketing major, you’ll take core classes in business fundamentals, accounting, business communication, marketing, economics, and statistics, and then delve into higher level coursework, including marketing strategy, applied business research, consumer behavior, logistics, and managerial accounting.

This program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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