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Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University
Department ofMarketing

Marketing: Driving the Consumer Process

Why do people buy Gucci handbags and Newman’s Own salad dressing? Why choose Coke over Pepsi? Adidas over Nike? Marketing is a crucial part of any business, and it’s about more than just promoting products. Drawing from economics, psychology, sociology, and finance, it entails understanding the competition, connecting with customers, and building brand recognition.

We stay at the top of our field with a faculty equally steeped in research and professional experience. They’ll teach you the latest in web and mobile marketing as well as quantitative methods for gathering precise, useful data. You’ll have the chance to work on real-world projects for companies while learning to apply ethical business practices.

About Our Program

Development of students' decision-making and managerial skills are the major objectives of Santa Clara University's marketing program, with special emphases in innovation, high technology, retailing, and digital marketing. 

About Our Undergraduate Major and Minor
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As a marketing student, you will have the opportunity to apply what you learn in the real-world, working with local Silicon Valley companies on team projects or in individual internships.

New Fall 2024–The Department of Marketing offers a minor in marketing that provides a broader understanding of the customer experience that is critical to companies today.

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The Retail Studies Minor is both curriculum and experience-based programming. Our curriculum offers strong business theory in the classroom through a diverse set of core requirements covering marketing, economics, data analytics, consumer behavior and technology and information systems.

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Graduate Program
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This online marketing master's degree program has been designed in the heart of Silicon Valley to help you grow into a visionary leader conversant in the burgeoning field of marketing technology, or “MarTech".

If you have any questions regarding accounting department programs and events, please contact the following individuals:

Undergraduate Accounting Program Admission Inquiries

Jo-Anne Shibles

All Other Inquiries

Marketing Administrative Assistant

Marketing Faculty

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Desmond (Ho-Fu) Lo

William T. Cleary Professor of Marketing Al Bruno Head Shot


Albert Bruno

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Rebecca Chae

Associate Professor of Marketing Xiaojing Dong head shot


Xiaojing Dong

Beyond the Classroom

Get involved outside of the classroom!

Join one of our student networks to participate in SCU's marketing community and to meet others interested in marketing. Check out our Beyond the classroom page.

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As a participant in the Contemplative Leadership and Sustainability Program (CLASP), you'll learn to examine your values and explore how your leadership aligns with those values, especially as organizations begin to grapple with sustainability.

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Brandon Sage Class of 2022 Student Profiles

Leavey School of Business students have been very busy this summer. We asked a few of them to share their summer experiences.

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