Sales & Marketing Management
Do you want a career with high-income potential? Do you like working with people and helping others find solutions to their problems? Then a career in sales and marketing may be the perfect fit for you.
In our dual-track Sales and Marketing Management program, you’ll gain the skills and training necessary to succeed in the industry. With the opportunity to earn a diploma or an Associate in Applied Science degree, you’ll complete courses in visual merchandising, selling, advertising, marketing, management and accounting. Through the practicum portion of the curriculum, you’ll gain hands-on experience in real work settings.
Prepare for a stimulating and rewarding career with plenty of versatility. Whether you want to be a sales representative, travel agent or marketing coordinator, you can take this career a number of ways. The Sales and Marketing Management coursework and on-the-job training will ensure you’re competent and confident upon entering the workforce.
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BUS 161 – Human Relations†
Students are given the opportunity to apply human relations concepts and evaluate experience and observations. Social skills required in various occupational settings will be developed, emphasizing how appropriate personal attitudes lead to social and business success.
BUS 175 – Business Seminar I
Introduces business and accounting students to career opportunities in the business world. The course includes methods of networking and the processes needed to successfully begin a career.
MKT 140 – Principles of Selling
Studies the concepts of selling. Includes an understanding of the customer; realizing the importance of product knowledge; securing and conducting sales presentations, analyzing and handling different types of customers; steps in selling; and the importance of maintaining good will.Personality development and principles of selling are stressed.
MKT 142 – Consumer Behavior†
This course is designed to teach the principles of consumer behavior. Topics included are the following: external influences such as culture, social class, family and situations; internal influences such as motivation, attitudes, lifestyles, and learning; various models of consumer behavior; and how consumer behavior fits into marketing strategy. We will look at what makes consumers buy what they buy, when they buy, how they buy, and why they buy. Once marketers have a better understanding of this, a more efficient and effective method of marketing can be accomplished.
MKT 155 – Visual Merchandising
A study of the principles and elements of design and their relationship to an effective display. Hands on experience in creating effective displays and planning a visual merchandisers schedule. The students learn about display materials and store layout in relation to effective selling.
MKT 290 – Professionalism I: DEX/DECA
This course helps develop competent professionals in marketing management and merchandising. Professionalism contributes to occupational competence by promoting greater understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our private enterprise system.
MKT 938 – On-The-Job Training
A course designed to give the student trainee actual work experience in the operational phases of the modern retail market. The assignment given students will be tailored to the student’s needs. They include: basic merchandising, displays, cash register experience and selling to customers. Students will be under the supervision of the coordinator of the program and be assigned to work directly under a specific store manager who serves as the on-the-job-trainer.
ACC 111 – Intro to Accounting
Introduces the basic principles of accounting and the recoding of simple business transactions using the double entry system. Includes the accounting procedures of journalizing transactions, posting to the ledger, making a trial balance, creating receipt and disbursement of cash.
ENG 105 – Composition I
Emphasis on expository and argumentative writings including a review of usage and mechanics.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the ACT, Accuplacer, ASSET,COMPASS as determined by Iowa Lakes policy
MGT 101 – Principles of Management†
Principles of Management provides the student with a conceptual framework for understanding the basic theories of management. Emphasis is placed on the internal and external environment, ethics, planning, goal setting, decision making, organizational structure, motivation and group dynamics, and effective control mechanisms for establishing and accomplishing business objectives.
MKT 110 – Principles of Marketing
This course is designed to give students a clear understanding of the elements of the marketing mix (4P’s) and explanation of environmental issues that are employed in business to gain a competitive edge in the global economy. Includes identification of consumer and organizational needs and an understanding of the basic consumer behavior components.
MKT 150 – Principles of Advertising
Fundamentals and principles of advertising as they pertain to the marketing process. Understanding consumer motivation, identifying the target market, types of media and creation of ads are included.
MKT 291 – Professionalism II: DEX/DECA
Continuation of the MKT 290. This course helps develop competent professionals in marketing management and merchandising. Professionalism contributes to occupational competence by promoting greater understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our private enterprise system.
MKT 293 – Professionalism IV: DEX/DECA
Continuation of MKT 292 with more opportunities for professional advancement.
Choose either MKT 291 or MKT 293
BUS 932 – Internship
To give the student hands on experience in a business related occupation and to apply what they have learned in class to real life situation. It also will introduce them to some business activities that will be or have been covered in class.
CSC 110 – Intro to Computers
CSC-110 is an introductory course that surveys a variety of topics to include history, hardware, software, terminology, communications, computer ethics, and societal impact of computers. In addition to computer literacy, students will complete hands-on modules using operating systems, word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software; such as Microsoft Office programs.
MAT 110 – Math for Liberal Arts
This is a general survey course which includes sets; number systems; elementary algebra; exponents; equations and inequalities; fractions; ratios; proportion and variation; probability and statistics; elementary graphing; consumer mathematics; and an introduction to geometry.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score
SPC 101 – Fundamentals of Oral Communication†
The fundamentals course develops the basic skills involved in a variety of communication situations, including oral presentations and interpersonal speaking. Emphasis is placed on organization, audience analysis, vocal and physical delivery, listening, nonverbal communication, critical thinking, and methods of dealing with communication apprehension through class discussion and activities.
BIO 105 – Introductory Biology
Introduction to all biology, ecology, physiology, and biological principles. Intended for non-science majors. Lecture and laboratory.
ECN 120 – Principles of Macroeconomics
Reviews national income and output; employment and prices; money and credit; government finance; monetary and fiscal policy; economic growth and development; and international finance.
PHI 105 – Intro to Ethics
This introductory course examines contemporary ethical conflicts and provides an understanding of the language, concepts and traditions of ethics.
POL 111 – American National Government†
Review of basic fundamentals of government including federalism, the political process, the presidency, the congress and the judicial system.
† indicates a course that fulfills the diversity requirement. This course may also fulfill another general AA requirement.