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2021-2022

Marketing, Bachelor of Science

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (Thomas Nelson Community College)
Thomas Nelson Community College
Thomas Nelson Community College
Program description

The Bachelor of Science in Marketing gives students a broad working knowledge of contemporary marketing philosophy and practice. Major coursework provides a mix of educational approaches, including lecture and discussion, case problems, and in-field experience. Alumni positions in fields such as marketing management, advertising, sales, marketing research, public relations, and retailing.


The general marketing concentration provides students an understanding of the processes of creating and communicating value for customers, clients and society at large. Judicious selection of courses will also allow students to tailor their program of study to their individual backgrounds, interests and career aspirations.


The concentration in marketing communication and analytics gives students a focus on the importance of traditional media and social media marketing strategies in the marketplace.


The concentration in product and brand management gives students a focus on product and service development, as well as branding strategy.

Career opportunities

A marketing degree prepares you for careers in market research, product and brand management, advertising and marketing communication, experiential and digital marketing, and sales. Marketing researchers gather and analyze data on consumers, competitors, trends, and the success of marketing efforts. Brand managers develop a brand's lasting impact by strategically aligning all advertising, promotion, pricing, product, packaging and distribution decisions. Product managers develop a strategic vision for delivering value to customers. Product designers create product or service Innovations. Advertising and marketing communications develop the primary creative force for messages and strategically where and when to communicate them. Experiential marketing engages consumers with a brand through active participation in events and customer experiences. Digital marketers create content or brand experiences, interact with customers or communicate messages via Websites, mobile platforms or social media. Sales develops relationships with clients and creates solutions for them that will grow their business.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Account Manager
  • Brand Analyst
  • Business Development Specialist
  • Content Strategist
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Search Engine Optimization Analyst
  • Social Media Specialist
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Business Development Manager
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Market Research Director
  • Senior Consultant
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Highest level of math required
  • MATH 200 or SCMA 212 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 301
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5+ cumulative GPA to declare

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2021-2022

Marketing, Bachelor of Science

Thomas Nelson Community College (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 101.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to Marketing through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
Experience Year 2
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Explore the VCU School of Business website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi and professors.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Explore the concentrations of the marketing degree.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 101.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to Marketing through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Explore the VCU School of Business website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi and professors.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Explore the concentrations of the marketing degree.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Marketing, Bachelor of Science

Thomas Nelson Community College (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

Thomas Nelson Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
ENG 111 College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement. UNIV 111-112 3 General education
MTH 161 PreCalculus I MATH 141 3 General education
SDV 101 Orientation to Business (or SDV 100) UNIV 101 1 Elective
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Elective
Laboratory Science I Select 1 sequence: BIO 101, CHM 101, GOL 105, GOL 111, PHY 101, PHY 141, PHY 201 VCU equivalent 4 General education
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
MTH 261 Applied Calculus BUSN 212 3 Major (Ancillary)
Laboratory Science II Take second course in the sequence selected previously: BIO 102, CHM 102, GOL 106, GOL 112, PHY 102, PHY 142, PHY 202 VCU equivalent 4 General education
ECO 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics ECON 211 3 Major (Ancillary)
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 203 3 Major (Ancillary)
ECO 202 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics ECON 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II ACCT 204 3 Major (Ancillary)
PHI 220 Ethics PHIL 201 3 General education
BUS 216 Probability & Statistics for Business and Economics SCMA 301 3 Major (Ancillary)
BUS 100 Introduction to Business (substitute for BUS 200) BUSN 201 3 Major (Ancillary)
Social Science Select 1: PSY 200, SOC 200, PLS 135, 241 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Humanities Select 1: ENG 200-level literature; PHI 101, 111; ART 101, 102; MUS 121; REL 231, 232 VCU equivalent 3 General education
CST 100 Public Speaking BUSN 225 3 Major (Ancillary)
BUS 281 Managing in Global Organizations BUSN 2XX 3 Elective
BUS 241 Business Law BUSN 2XX 3 Elective
Thomas Nelson credits transferred to VCU 60
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
MKTG 302 Marketing and Brand Strategy 3 Major
MKTG 315 Buyer Behavior 3 Major
MKTG/INTL 320 International Marketing 3 Major
MKTG 310 Marketing Research 3 Major
MKTG Approved marketing electives (select six): see VCU advisor for course options. 18 Major
BUSN 301 Career and Professional Development 1 Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 499 Business Knowledge Exam 0 Major (Ancillary)
FIRE 311 Financial Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 303 Creativity and Ideation 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 310 Managing People in Organizations 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 434 Strategic Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
MKTG 301 Marketing Principles 3 Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 320 Production/Operations Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 323 Legal Environment of Business (or FIRE 325 or FIRE 459) 3 Major (Ancillary)
INFO 360 Business Information Systems (or ACCT 307) 3 Major (Ancillary)
Open electives 5 Elective
Credits completed at VCU 60
Bachelor's degree total 120