An emphasis in marketing provides students with critical, detail-oriented thinking, and strong analytical skills. Marketing emphasizes creativity, but the ability to analyze and interpret data is equally important. Organizational skills are critical for complex projects. Strong oral and written communication skills are also desirable.
Students with an emphasis in marketing match up with the 25% of Carlson School placements in recent years that have been categorized as marketing jobs. Of these, 20-25% are brand management positions, 65% are business-to-business, and the remaining 10% are business-to-consumer related positions.
Graduates typically find positions in manufacturing, medical technology, financial services, and retail industries. Marketing research and marketing services/advertising positions are also taken. We have identified three tracks to help you organize your coursework and enterprise selection if you are interested in marketing.