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What is Marketing?

Marketing encompasses business activities related to connecting consumers with goods. It includes the study of the consumer and how to use data to create business insights. In turn, this helps companies better target those consumers. You'll also learn how to manage customer relationships.

Classroom experiences focus on current marketing practices, including digital marketing and branding. They include in real-world examples and hands-on experience. You’ll gain skills in teamwork, analytical reasoning, and oral and written communication.

Career Options

  • Consulting
  • Market research
  • Marketing management
  • Retail
  • Sales

Post-Graduation Success1

94% employed or continuing education

89% employed after graduation

5% attending graduate school

$56,125 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Allstate Insurance Company, Deloitte, PepsiCo View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Denver View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

29 - 33 ACT score

1310 - 1470 SAT score

3.50 - 3.86 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

96% freshman retention rate

83% four-year graduation rate

93% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876

International

  • Tuition: $37,190
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $56,884
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