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Department of Marketing and Legal Studies

Dockery 300I
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4246
Email: dyer@ucmo.edu





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Opportunities for Involvement at UCM

The Department of Economics, Finance & Marketing sponsors the student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and a student chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF).  Participation in these student organizations is essential to the professional development of marketing majors.  AMA/Ad Club provides numerous opportunities for students to gain leadership experience and participate in student competitions.  These organizations hold regular meetings and bring business professionals to campus to share their experiences with students.  AMA/Ad Club students also participate in various conferences and sponsor field trips during the academic year.  Marketing majors are encouraged to participate in additional student organizations as their schedule allows.

Marketing majors are strongly encouraged to participate in internship opportunities after they have completed Mkt 3405 Marketing Policy and have been officially admitted to the Harmon College of Business Administration.  The college internship office assists students with finding appropriate internship placement.  Marketing majors may count up to six hours of Mkt 3435 Internship in Marketing, in the marketing elective category.

Marketing majors are strongly encouraged to consider participating in either (study abroad programs or academic study tours).  Students should discuss these options with the Department Chair to determine which credits might be counted in the marketing elective category.

The Harmon College of Business also offers Integrative Business Experience (IBE), a 12-hour block of courses that allow student teams to create a company, write a business plan, obtain a loan from a local bank, generate an actual product, and then sell the product with the profits benefiting a local charity.  For students with an entrepreneurship interest, this is an ideal sequence of courses to take. Nine of the hours in this block fulfill business core course requirements.

Scholarships and Awards

Information about current scholarships offered by the Department of Economics, Finance & Marketing may be found at our department web site, http://www.ucmo.edu/market. Applications for these scholarships are normally due around the first of March for the coming academic year.

Students of the Mkt 3430 Professional Sales class; Mkt 3460 Advanced Professional Sales; and Mkt 4420 Sales Management; have the opportunity to compete for two scholarship awards at the end of each fall and spring semester.  Scholarships are also available for the students selected as finalists for the National Collegiate Sales Competition during the spring semester.