• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
This Business Administration - Marketing major at Colorado State University will provide its students with a comprehensive knowledge of marketing along with the skills necessary for effective decision making in a business environment that is diverse, global, and highly competitive. 
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As defined by the American Marketing Association, marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customer, clients, partners, and society at large. Organizations engage in marketing activities, such as conducting market research, developing new products, establishing pricing approaches, designing marketing communications, and building customer relationships. 

Marketing is people-oriented and ever changing. A person’s analytical and creative abilities are brought to bear on developing solutions to various marketing problems while operating within a continuously evolving marketplace. In addition to the All-University Core Curriculum, course work for a major in business administration/marketing includes calculus, economics, statistics, and business foundation classes along with courses that specifically examine marketing issues and practices.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the Business Administration - Marketing major at Colorado State University will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify a marketing problem and key influences on that problem, to use appropriate qualitative and quantitative analysis and market research techniques to evaluate the marketing problem, and to evaluate alternative solutions
  • Make a final recommendation that thoroughly addresses the problem/opportunity based on: making reasonable assumptions; considering appropriate customer, competitor, and company constraints; clearly addressing the marketing issues; and demonstrating an understanding of the interrelationships of marketing concepts
  • Use marketing terminology correctly
  • Develop persuasive and convincing arguments that support recommendations
  • Design a marketing plan

Potential Occupations

Between one-fourth and one-third of the civilian labor force is employed in marketing-related positions. Examples of possible careers include, but are not limited to: marketing strategy planning, brand management, product development, market research, digital marketing, pricing management, sales management, advertising, and promotion management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ethics in Contemporary Organizations 
  • Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics With Business Applications 
  • Business Writing and Communication
  • Business Analytics
  • Principles of Finance

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

    • All first-year freshman students will submit an application using the Common Application. Your application will be reviewed after we receive all of the required items.
    • Transcripts: Submit your most recent transcripts or mark sheets. We will ask for additional materials if necessary. Only transcripts sent directly from the school or stamped and sealed are considered official.
    • Personal statement: Your personal statement, commonly called an essay, is your opportunity to help us understand what makes you unique beyond your grades and transcripts. Your personal statement will be reviewed during your admission decision, for consideration for any competitive majors, and for financial aid decisions.
    • Recommendation: One recommendation from a counselor or teacher is required.
    • English proficiency test results
    • Immigration documents (for international students)
    • ACT or SAT results (optional for international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12260 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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