MKTC 1000 Introduction to marketing terms, concepts, and skills useful in analyzing marketing problems. Covers legal, behavioral, ethical, competitive, economic, technological and international factors affecting product, pricing, promotion, and marketing channel decisions. Identify factors marketing managers take into account when creating a marketing plan, including buying behavior, market segmentation, product life cycle, packaging, branding, pricing, advertising, sales promotion, public relations, personal selling, and product distribution methods. DUAL NUMBERED WITH IDES2300. Prerequisites: None.
MKTC 1100 Introduction of the basic principles and applications of the sales process as they may apply to industrial, wholesale and retail selling situations. This would include prospecting and qualifying, planning and pre-approaching, approaching the customer, the sales presentation/demonstration, handling objections, closing the sale and post-sale service and follow-up with customer. DUAL NUMBERED WITH IDES2310.
MKTC - 1150: Consumer and Professional Buying Behavior
MKTC 1150 Course examines the principles of the behavioral sciences of psychology, sociology and anthropology and how these sciences are used in creating marketing communications plans aimed at consumer or professional buyers. Specific topics include perception processes, lifestyle analysis, personality psychographics, motivation analysis and influence of groups on buying behaviors.
MKTC 2000 This course studies advertising fundamentals. Students will explore the marketing communications plan, product and service positioning, consumer behavior theories, uses of various media, relationship advertising, and the process of developing creative strategies. Examination of advertising's relationship to other promotional elements of selling, sales promotion and publicity, and the functions and operation of an advertising agency.
MKTC 2105 Course examines how to write advertising copy for all areas of marketing communications such as the Internet, public relations, news media, scriptwriting, business writing as well as for print, radio, television and collateral media. Prerequisites: None.
MKTC 2310 This course explains the nature and uses of public relations as a promotional tool. Training in the writing and preparation of press releases and press kits, publicity campaigns, conduct of press conferences, and other public relations tools. Course also includes current practices and problems in the field of public relations. Emphasizes successful case histories and planning techniques.
MKTC 2506 Digital marketing uses marketing strategies through electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and other mobile devices to engage with consumers and other business partners. Internet Marketing is a major component of digital marketing. In this course, we will cover the what, why, and how of major current approaches, including online listening and monitoring, search engine optimization, search ads, email marketing, and participating in social media. The course is designed to offer knowledge on digital trends and teach students how to remain current as technology and devices evolve. In addition, students will receive relevant hands-on experience through assignments and exercises.
MKTC 2550 This course introduces students to the concepts and disciplines of international marketing. Students develop an understanding of the international environment and its impact on marketing. Topics include social and cultural influences; political, legal and financial considerations; exporting and importing; organizational alternatives; information sources; marketing-entry strategies; pricing and distribution; sales and communications practices; counter trade; and other current international marketing issues.
MKTC 2600 This course examines the processes and techniques used in securing, analyzing and creatively using information to identify marketing problems and opportunities. Businesses need current information on which to base their marketing decisions; this course studies research to help business determine marketing strategies and create plans for such objectives as product development, marketing promotional evaluations, operation efficiencies and client satisfaction.
MKTC 2815 Examine workplace issues impacting supervisory responsibilities and explore the influence of ethics on individuals and organizations. You will be introduced to the American legal system. Understand civil, contract, employment, and labor laws and how they affect business, such as harassment, discrimination, TORTS, documentation and terminations.
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student?s awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people?s personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7.
** Select General Education electives from any MnTC goal area.
*** Select General Education electives from MnTC goal area.
** Students must complete a minimum of 17 elective credits from at least two of the following goal areas: Goal 2: Critical Thinking, Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Goal 6: Humanities and Fine Arts, Goal 8: Global Perspective, Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility, and Goal 10: People and the Environment.