Marketing is a dynamic field which prepares students for a variety of careers ranging from brand and product management to marketing research and analytics to advertising and public relations. What makes marketing exciting is that it has both an analytical and creative aspect. A marketing career can be a good fit for students with liberal arts as well as technical backgrounds.
Marketing involves the exchange of goods or services from an organization to a customer. This process requires the organization to decide who will value what we have to offer and why targeted customers will buy from us versus our competitors. Successful product positioning requires a firm to effectively communicate its value proposition and make the product conveniently available at a competitive price. Since marketing is concerned with meeting the needs of customers at a profit, a specialization in marketing provides a good background for a variety of career paths including a start-up or a small business. Marketing also plays an important role in non-profit organizations such as museums, hospitals, and charities.
Krannert graduates in recent years have found marketing positions with firms such as Accenture, Amazon, Anheuser Busch, Beckman Coulter, Caterpillar, DISH Network, ExactTarget, Frito-Lay, IBM, Procter and Gamble, and Sears.