Hastings College Marketing majors pursue careers as entrepreneurs, product managers, business owners, market researchers, retailers, sales managers, social media managers, chief executive officers, promoters, marketing directors and public relations specialists.
Do challenging, valuable work
Hastings College gives a broad view of the world, helping you understand current issues facing marketing for corporations and small businesses alike. In the end, you’ll be prepared to:
- Build advertising and marketing campaigns to meet goals
- Determine the marketability of new products or services
- Perform complex market and product research
- Effectively communicate new ideas and strategies
Learn the full suite of marketing skills
In addition to marketing courses, you’ll take classes across disciplines to hone the breadth of knowledge, critical thinking skills and problem solving skills you’ll need to succeed. During your junior and senior years alone, you’ll complete 30 professional presentations to fine-tune your presentation and discussion skills.
You begin with introductory classes in specific business disciplines to widen and develop your skill set while diving into marketing-specific courses. You’ll build skills in:
- Strategic Planning
- Legal aspects of business
- Financial management
- Strategic communications
Create your future
Go further with a Hastings education
Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!
Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!
Graduate with experience
At Hastings, marketing majors serve one and sometimes two internships, including through our exclusive Talent Pool program. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad, and others take advantage of our block schedule to gather additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. Every marketing major completes a capstone project, using case studies to solve real-world challenges. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.
At every step in your path you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College and you won’t find it anywhere else.
Your experience matters
Maximize scholarships — Yes, you’ll get an academic scholarship. But you’ll also get a “plus one” scholarship from the group, team or area you’re part of. It’s a great way to help pay for school — but also to find your people.
We’ve thought a lot about the ways students learn and built a four-year plan to help you navigate it all. From finding your place and in Year 1, to showing the world you’re ready for what’s next four years later.
Your transition from college to a career begins your first semester. Every class, internship, research study and activity adds up. We love to celebrate all the ways you shine — your experience matters!
Get involved beyond the classroom
- Professional Business Leader’s Club
- Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership honor society)
In addition to these business-related groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.
Find scholarships for marketing majors
Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA. Then there’s “plus one” scholarships — an additional scholarship for participating in anything from athletics to the arts to media (it’s a long list!).
If you decide to pursue a business-related major, you can also apply for the T-L Irrigation/Thom Business Scholarship.
First employers for recent marketing graduates
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Motivate Football Academy
- Duncan Aviation
- Pacha Soap Company
- The Buckle