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BSc Marketing

Portland State University School of Business Administration’s Business (Concentration in Marketing) Program is designed to give students a comprehensive approach to modern marketing, teaching students to combine intuition with data. Innovative, intuitive, and data-driven marketing professionals are in high demand.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $639 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Blended / Online

From non-profit organizations to retail powerhouses to tech start-ups, marketing is a pervasive and central component to running a successful organization. The modern marketing landscape across all industries is shifting. Increasingly, businesses rely on creative and analytical marketers to inform growth trajectories, understand the marketplace, bring in target audience perspectives, and measure key performance indicators.

The Marketing Program

The Business (Concentration in Marketing) concentration within the business major is one of the most popular programs at Portland State University. The program aims to provide students with expertise in marketing management, marketing communications, and international marketing, with emphases on consumer packaged goods, retail, and technology & innovation.

The marketing program is highly customizable. Marketing students are often also interested in advertising. While the marketing program focuses on strategic product innovation and creating brand value, the advertising program focuses specifically on the messaging and communication of this value to targeted personas and consumer demographics. As marketing plays a larger role in guiding business development, having an accounting and finance understanding is also essential. Our faculty and professional academic and career advisors can help you customize your business degree so you’ll be equipped to walk into any organization and clearly demonstrate your value.

The Marketing Curriculum

While some marketers are doers, others focus on the strategy. At PSU we cater to both, and put emphasis on the importance of collaboration. You’ll gain the skills to research, analyze, strategize, and execute a successful marketing plan from start to finish.


Courses Included

  • Consumer Behavior and Customer Satisfaction
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Strategy and Management
  • Retailing
  • Consumer Package Goods Marketing
  • International Business and Trade Practices
  • International Marketing