In response to today’s fast-changing and complex marketing landscape and born from our location in the heart of Silicon Beach, the Department of Marketing launched a progressive curriculum consisting of four career-focused pathways offering marketing majors a rigorous and flexible learning experience:
- Applied Learning in Societal Transformation (A-LIST) Pathway: designed to help students understand and serve increasingly diverse customer markets and promote positive societal change. The A-LIST Pathway offers courses designed to embrace the multi-dimensionality and breadth of modern day consumers and culture with a focus on “marketing for mission.” Students who choose the A-LIST Pathway cultivate skills to remain at the forefront of a diverse and changing marketplace.
- Creating Customer and Company Value (3CV) Pathway: designed to help students understand consumer needs and behavior and build marketing strategies that create value for consumers as well as companies and their brands. The 3CV Pathway focuses on consumer psychology, advertising and brand planning/strategy, new product development, competitive strategy, as well as tools and frameworks that enable firms to develop and provide high-value customer experiences that create long-term company value.
- Marketing Analytics (MA) Pathway: designed to help students understand and process the massive quantities of data and market studies that need to be analyzed and harnessed to help organizations effectively understand market and consumer activity. The MA Pathway explores methods and systems for optimally analyzing and leveraging the immense data resources available to organizations today as well as unique analytical skills which will enhance students’ value to employers and society.
- M-School Pathway: focuses on the 4Cs - Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication - and is designed to equip students with the skills to be future proof and real-world ready in the world of advertising and new media. Course content is co-developed and co-taught by industry professionals from the surrounding Silicon Beach creative and tech community. The M-School’s core curriculum along with supplemental elective courses deliver an immersive marketing education that prepares students for the present and future of marketing, branding, advertising and startup ventures.