For students interested in a career in promotion and sales, marketing is the stream to pursue. The graduate of Business - Marketing will possess the presentation skills necessary to promote and sell products or services. Graduates will gain knowledge of the new technology being utilized in marketing and will learn the intricacies of marketing research. Graduates will be prepared to work in retail sales. This program will appeal to students who are outgoing and self-confident with a strong interest in business and sales. To succeed students must be self-motivated and able to interact well with others.
- Field work includes marketing research projects in the community allowing for hands-on experiential learning and networking opportunities with possible future employers.
- Become proficient in current software programs used for social media.
- Curriculum is consistently updated to keep up with current trends and techniques in the dynamic and ever-changing field of marketing.
- Marketing Design Technologies teaches students how to build organizational websites.
- Program and Event planning course provides students with the opportunity to learn various aspects of staging and marketing events, by developing and launching a promotional event.
- Students will gain an understanding via simulation labs and business applications in banking, merchandising, consumer finance, and payroll.
Marketing management opportunities exist in a number of broad-based fields including retail sales, insurance companies and social service agencies. Some opportunities also exist in public relations or communications. Graduates often get involved in entrepreneurial activity opening their own businesses. Others go into market research in small, medium and large national firms.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Business-Marketing (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 52900)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Contribute to the development of a marketing* plan that will meet the needs or goals of a business or organization.
- Contribute to the development of an integrated marketing communication plan* of a product*, concept, good, and/or service based on an identified market need or target.
- Contribute to the development of new and/or modified marketing concepts, products*, goods, and/or services that respond to market needs.
- Contribute to the development of strategies for the efficient and effective placement/distribution of a product*, good, and/or service to respond to an evolving market.
- Contribute to the development of strategies related to pricing for a product, good and/or service.
- Analyze the viability of a concept, product*, good, and/or service in local, national or global markets.
- Participate in conducting market research to provide information needed to make marketing decisions.
- Communicate marketing information persuasively and accurately, in oral, written, graphic and interactive media formats.
- Plan, prepare and deliver a sales presentation or pitch to address the needs of the client.
- Develop strategies with clients, customers*, consumers*, co-workers, supervisors, and others to maintain and grow working relationships.
- Develop learning and development strategies to enhance professional growth in the field.
- Apply entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new career opportunities that might include contract employment, and self-employment initiatives.
- Operate within a framework of organizational policies and practices, when conducting business of the organization.
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