Marketing is positioning a product to be competitive in the marketplace. Successful product positioning means that a firm must be able to define a target market, effectively communicate the value of the product and make the product widely available at an attractive price. The process is the same whether it is a new product or the reinvention of a classic. The world of marketing is constantly changing, with new products, new consumers and new ways to connect the two.
You will learn communication, teamwork and analytical research skills with real-world problems in case-based marketing classes. Combining analytical and creative skills, you’ll be prepared to conduct market research, analyze trends, or develop a new product or service. You’ll learn to think “big picture” as you create marketing strategies to develop the sales revenue for your firm.
Krannert graduates are prepared for a variety of careers ranging from brand and product management to marketing research and analytics to advertising and public relations in companies like Nielsen, PepsiCo, General Electric, Amazon, Deloitte, and Eli Lilly.
Plan of Study
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Careers in Marketing
Job titles of recent Krannert graduates:
• Marketing analyst for a global performance marketing firm
• Marketing manager for a US-based IT security consulting firm
• Marketing representative for a global agricultural machinery manufacturer
• Marketing analyst for a global signal transmission manufacturer
Transfer to Marketing
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Additional Requirements: Must have a grade of B+ or better in a college-level calculus class.
Contact InformationMatthew Knight, Director of Recruitment