At a Glance

At Carthage, you will enhance your ability to work in the dynamic global conditions of the 21st century. marketing faculty will also help you put theory into practice with internship and career opportunities tailored to your interests. The end result? You will leave Carthage ready and confident to succeed in business.

Degree offered:

  • B.A., Marketing

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Carrying out our mission to develop the best-prepared business students in the Midwest, all Carthage business programs follow our proprietary READYTM (Real-world Experience And Developing You) curriculum.

Professors set “business professional” standards and expectations, embedding practical projects and industry- standard software in their classes. For example, students create a marketing or communications plan for a local business or nonprofit and present it to the client.

  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,2400/33761_567_163701665847155_1.rev.1646949401.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,2400/33761_567_163701665847155_1.rev.1646949401.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,2400/33761_567_163701665847155_1.rev.1646949401.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,2400/33761_567_163701665847155_1.rev.1646949401.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,2400/33761_567_163701665847155_1.rev.1646949401.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,2400/33761_567_163701665847155_1.rev.1646949401.JPG" alt="Zachary Gibson ?22" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,2400/33761_567_163701665847155_1.rev.1646949401.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/136/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,2400/33761_567_163701665847155_1.rev.1646949401.JPG 3x" data-max-w="2400" data-max-h="2400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “Marketing allows a person to utilize their creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. Marketing has taught me how to approach problems from a different point of view and shape ideas from a unique perspective.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1549-">Zachary Gibson</a> ’22</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
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Prof. Greg Barron teaching a BDI class while wearing a mask. Expert, approachable faculty

Our management and marketing professors boast practical experience that stems from employment at CNH, Miller Brewing, SC Johnson, Snap-On, and Motorola. Most faculty offices are located right in the Clausen Center, with an open invitation for students to stop by for discussion.

 

Student Opportunities

Scholarships

Incoming students can enter the Business Scholarship Competition, with one award covering full tuition award and two others covering $20,000 per year.

First-class Learning Center

The A. W. Clausen Center for World Business prepares students for business leadership in a global economy. You won’t find any large lecture halls; Clausen Center classrooms encourage group discussion. You will develop presentation skills while using the building’s multimedia equipment. The centerpiece is the Troha Boardroom, with all the accouterments of corporate executive offices and directors’ suites. There, you might make a presentation, engage in a debate with fellow students and professors, or meet with visiting business leaders. Afterward, continue the conversation over a latte at the Starbucks on the first floor.

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