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Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University
Department ofMarketing

Academic Programs

You can choose to major in marketing, or supplement a different major with a minor in retail studies or marketing.

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. With a degree in marketing you will develop a solid foundation for a career in business and have the basis for a more focused career in areas such as advertising, retailing, sales, brand management, and market research.

Major Requirements

All students wishing to major in marketing through the Leavey School of Business must complete both the University core curriculum requirements and the Leavey School¬†of Business core requirements for the bachelor of science in commerce. In addition, students must complete the following departmental requirements: 

MKTG 182 5 Units Marketing Analysis
MKTG 183 5 Units Customer Behavior
Plus Three Courses in an Area of Marketing Emphasis*   Selected from the Following:

Three courses from:

  • MKTG 185, 187 (strongly recommended)
  • MKTG 175, 177, 186, 189, 190, 191 (recommended)

Three courses from:

  • MKTG 165, 175, 186 (strongly recommended)
  • MKTG 187, 189, 190, 191 (recommended)

Courses are selected with the student's marketing faculty advisor. The three required courses are typically selected from:

  • MKTG 165, 175, 178, 185, 186, 187, and 189.

*The name of the emphasis will not appear on students' transcripts. 

Note: The MKTG 198 internship elective should be designed to augment the student's career marketing goals. However, MKTG 198 cannot be substituted for an elective course in the major. 


The Marketing Department offers classes to support 2 minors in the Leavey School of Business–Marketing (new Fall 2024) and Retail Studies.

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