Welcome! The Department of Marketing serves one of the largest student bodies on the OSU campus and is home to experienced and dedicated professors, who have a national reputation for scholarship and teaching excellence. The Department is home to both the Marketing and International Business undergraduate degree programs, the graduate level Business Analytics certificate programs, and the Ph.D. program in Marketing. We are also the home of the Center for Social and Service Marketing and the Center for Customer Interface Excellence.
Marketing is an exciting career. As a marketing major you join one of the most popular majors at OSU and at most universities. The reasons for this popularity are many. There are many job opportunities for marketing majors. It has been estimated that marketing and marketing related jobs constitute about 30 percent of all U.S. jobs. Marketing careers provide a wide variety of activities, significant responsibility and tremendous opportunities to interact professionally with other people. A marketing career is often considered one of the best training grounds to the top level of corporations.
For students wishing to prepare themselves for globally-oriented careers, the international business major is an ideal choice. The international business major provides a grounding in foundational international business courses but also provides the flexibility for students to specialize in the geographic or regional areas of their highest interest. Students majoring in international business often take advantage of the significant resources OSU makes available to students for study abroad and or international internships.
The faculty and the university provide the foundation for learning in the classroom. However, the degree of learning and professional development that you achieve is up to you. Take advantage of every opportunity to excel. Work hard in your classes. Get involved in significant extracurricular activities. If you work part-time, try to find jobs that will enhance your understanding of marketing. If any of the marketing faculty can be of assistance to you in your professional development please stop by and visit with us.