College of Business

MKTG/CIS 370. Electronic Commerce. 3 credits.

This course examines commercial opportunities created by  information technology. It studies the enabling technology infrastructure and its application to fundamental business processes and strategies in pursuing electronic commerce initiatives. Prerequisite: COB 300 or permission of instructor.

MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing. 3 credits.

Deals with fundamentals involved in the marketing process; concerned with the functions, institutions and channels used to distribute goods and services from producer to consumer. Prerequisites: Junior standing (56 hours)  and a cumulative 2.0 grade point average in all courses taken at JMU.

MKTG 382. Market Database Development. 3 credits.

Course introduces the research process, with a focus on use of quantitative secondary data. Students create market databases using database management software and overview marketing tasks of database management systems. Students use geographic information systems and decision support systems applications to conduct market opportunity analyses. Prerequisites: COB 300.

MKTG 385. Buyer Behavior. 3 credits.

Deals with the behavioral science concepts of individual and group behavior of consumers and industrial buyers. Stresses the application of buyer behavior research to marketing management. Prerequisite:  MKTG 380 or COB 300.

MKTG/HTM 386. Hospitality and Services Marketing. 3 credits.

Application of marketing principles to the services sector, including the hospitality industry. The course focuses on review of customer demand for and assessment of services; the employee/customer interface; services operation management; review of the services marketing mix;  and development of marketing plans for service organizations. Prerequisite: COB 300.

MKTG 388. Retail Marketing. 3 credits.

Study of the institutions of retailing, retailing research, selection of store location and layout, retail organizational structure and merchandise planning and management. Retail store image, promotion, retail pricing, retail strategy and retail trends will be evaluated. Prerequisite: COB 300 or MKTG 380.

MKTG 391. Merchandising. 3 credits.

To develop an understanding of the merchandising industry as a major segment of the global economy, including the history and growth of the retail/apparel industry. To understand the marketing of consumer  goods, the market centers and global sourcing. Prerequisite: COB 300 or MKTG 380.

MKTG 392. Analysis of Merchandise. 3 credits.

To understand the manufacturing process of consumer goods, to evaluate the quality of consumer products and to have knowledge of material/textile composition of soft and hard retail goods. Prerequisite: COB 300 or MKTG 380.

MKTG 394. Buying Decisions. 3 credits.

Deals with the fundamentals involved with retail buying, including policies, terminology, knowledge of markups, markdowns, inventory and stock turn, vendor negotiation and pricing for profit. The student will apply mathematical formulas to create useful spreadsheets to understand and make profitable decisions.  Prerequisite: COB 300 or MKTG 380.

MKTG 405. Survey Research. 3 credits.

This course covers the techniques and principles, skills and activities that are required to conduct an effective survey project. The course will cover survey planning, survey methods, sampling, survey instrument design, data collection and analysis, and survey reporting. Survey findings are linked to future marketing decision-making. Prerequisites: COB 300, MKTG 382, MKTG 385.

MKTG 420. Data Mining. 3 credits.

Examines database applications by which marketers can build a long-term, interactive relationship between their product/service and their customers. Study of the information-driven marketing process that enables marketers to develop, test, implement, measure and modify customized marketing programs and strategies. Prerequisites: COB 300, MKTG 382.

MKTG 430. Professional Selling. 3 credits.

Provides an understanding of many aspects of professional selling including preparing for selling, selling techniques and the role of selling in our society. Prerequisite: MKTG 380 or COB 300.

MKTG 450. Business Marketing. 3 credits.

An analysis of the policies and procedures in marketing to business buyers. The course provides emphasis on special problems connected  with the segmentation and target marketing, purchase, distribution, promotion and development of business-to-business goods and services. Prerequisite: COB 300.

MKTG 460. Global Marketing. 3 credits.

Examines marketing in international environments, including foreign entry, local marketing in individual countries and global or standardized marketing across many countries. Emphasis is placed on cultural, economic and strategic variables in deciding how to enter and compete in various markets. Prerequisite: COB 300.

MKTG 470. Strategic Internet Marketing. 3 credits.

Studies the culture and demographics of the Internet and examines online business strategies. Students will learn the hardware and software tools necessary for Internet commerce, identify appropriate target segments, develop product opportunities, pricing structures and distribution channels over the Internet and execute marketing strategy in computer mediated environments. Prerequisite: COB 300 or permission of instructor.

MKTG 480. Product Development and Management. 3 credits.

The process of developing new products will be developed and explored. The marketing tasks which are unique to this operation will be investigated. An understanding of the marketing management of products throughout their life cycles will complete the course. Prerequisite: COB 300 and MKTG 382.

MKTG 484. Integrated Marketing Communications. 3 credits.

Integrated Marketing Communications includes advertising, sales promotions, packaging, public relations, publicity, personal selling, direct marketing and event sponsorship. Student will be involved in creating, planning, implementing and evaluating client-oriented projects by developing integrated marketing communication campaign. Prerequisites: MKTG 380 or COB 300 and MKTG 385.

MKTG 485. Marketing Management. 3 credits.

Case studies are used to develop analytical and decision-making skills. Knowledge gained from previous course work is applied to actual circumstances faced by marketing managers in private, public, profit and not-for-profit organizations. Extensive preparation of case materials outside of class provides the basis for case presentations and discussion of case situations in class. Prerequisites: COB 300, MKTG 382, MKTG 385 and senior standing.

MKTG 490. Special Studies in Marketing. 1-3 credits.

Designed to give capable students in marketing an opportunity to complete independent study under faculty supervision. Prerequisites: GPA of  2.80, recommendation of the instructor and approval by the director prior to registration.

MKTG 494. Marketing Internship. 3-6 credits.

A course providing an opportunity to work in and deal with local industry to gain insight into the real side of modern business. Prerequisites: Senior standing, must have application on file with Student Development Center no later than April 1 of junior year. Recommendation of the internship coordinator and approval of the director prior to registration.

MKTG 498. Special Topics in Marketing. 3 credits.

This course is designed to allow explorations of areas of current topical concern or to exploit special situations. Course content will vary.  For current course content consult your adviser. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MKTG 499. Honors. 6 credits.

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