Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business


Program Opportunities

  • Major in Marketing


As a marketing major, you’ll dive into project-based learning experiences that prepare you for a wide range of entry-level jobs in this dynamic field. You might conduct marketing research for real-world clients such as Welch Packaging in Elkhart, IN., or you might develop an advertising plan for Fort Wayne’s professional basketball team, the Mad Ants. These projects will prepare you to become a marketing coordinator, an assistant product manager, or a marketing specialist, to name a few.

Program Highlights

  • Recent marketing graduates are working for companies such as Winnebago Industries, Fort Wayne Newspapers, Beeman Marketing, and Welch Packaging.
  • In 2013, the Marketing Research class divided into teams, each using different research methods to address the same question, “Why don’t people garden?” At the end of the semester, the students presented their findings to the National Garden Bureau and the results were published in Grower Talks, the premier magazine of the horticulture industry.
  • In the capstone course Case Studies in Business, required of all majors in the College, students organize and operate a business for a semester and then donate their earnings to a nonprofit of their choosing. Manchester business students have donated more than $102,200 and over 8,900 hours of service to various nonprofit organizations.

Successful Graduates

  • Allison Rowe ’16, a double major in marketing and business management who also played soccer while at Manchester, joined Claiente in Fort Wayne, IN as a marketing coordinator.
  • Rebekah Rich ’17, a double major in marketing and finance, also earned a double minor in physics and mathematics.  Rebekah was the president of the 2017 capstone Case Studies in Business project, Joe for Joe, which earned over $5,300 and donated that money to the Wounded Warrior Project.  Rebekah is a market and product research coordinator at Dometic Corporation in Elkhart, IN. 
  • Cassy Dibley ’17 served as an Executive Cabinet Member for the College of Business Club, and she also played tennis at MU.She accepted a position as a marketing administrator at Winnebago Industries in Middlebury, IN.
  • Colin Singer ’17 played soccer at Manchester and accepted a position as a marketing assistant at Beeman Marketing in Williamston, MI.
  • Zach Stiers ’18 completed a marketing internship with Rochester Homes in Rochester, IN, and it turned into a full-time job.He is now the company’s marketing assistant.