Looking for a career that is in demand and well paid? UW-Eau Claire’s marketing program, is ranked in top 25 sales programs in the U.S., and provides you with the marketing and general business knowledge you need to compete in today’s job market. The program also helps you develop communication, interpersonal, technical and critical thinking skills, which are highly valued by employers. The annual salary range for an entry-level marketing trainee with a bachelor’s degree is $32,500-$43,000.
Our sales program has been awarded as a top university sales education program by the University Sales Education Foundation. We are one of 53 sales programs in the U.S. and Europe to receive this recognition. Marketing and professional sales students test their skills at regional and national collegiate competitions. We are host to the Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up, a competition that attracts students from across the Midwest. Our students also compete in a variety of regional and national sales competitions such as Russ Berrie Institute National Sales Challenge at New Jersey, and the National Sales Competition in Georgia.
Top ranked faculty
Our outstanding faculty are proud of the individual attention they provide. Marketing faculty have been awarded the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Teaching two years in a row. In addition, the marketing faculty regularly consult and work with an active industry advisory board, ensuring teaching curriculum is current with industry.
Students in the Department of Management and Marketing benefit from technologically sophisticated learning environments. The Mason Companies Cyberlab hosts an array of web-based, enterprise-wide and business-focused software and databases. We are one of 10 schools nationwide to provide our marketing analytics students with Nielsen's propriety software and research database. Our goal is to integrate technology throughout the curriculum and help you become a competitive, fast technology learner.
Through coursework students develop and conduct market research for location organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Chippewa Valley Theatre; in addition they hone skills by selling actual products/services. Last year they sold over $40,000 to help support the Hobbs Ice Arena renovation.
(comprehensive major; requires no minor)
Areas of concentration
- General marketing
- Professional sales
- Marketing analytics
Suggested freshman curriculum
- English composition
- Principles of
- Short course in calculus
- Introduction to Psychology
- Physical education/
- General education
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Our business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a mark of quality achieved by fewer than 5 percent of all business schools in the world.
Off campus and across continents
We have a strong business internship program. Through our International Business Education program, students can study business and economics in eight different countries.
Typical positions held by marketing graduates include
sales manager, brand manager, advertising account executive, stockbroker, retail manager, logistics manager, purchaser/buyer.
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Places you’ll find recent graduates:
- Research Analyst, Life Time
Fitness, Eden Prairie, MN
- Sales Representative, Metro
Sales, Minneapolis, MN
Island, Red Wing, MN
- Account Executive,
West Allis, WI
- Marketing Associate, YMCA,
St. Paul, MN
Department contact information
Special admission requirementsYou must be formally admitted to the College of Business before you can take junior and senior level management and business courses. Most students apply for admission at the end of their sophomore year. Check the College of Business admission requirements.
The College of Business requires its students to have a laptop computer in select courses. For more information, check out the College of Business Laptop Requirement.