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Marketing strives to understand customers’ needs and develop a plan that fulfils those needs. Marketing studies strategies that underlie sales techniques, business communication and business development. An important area of this discipline is marketing analysis, which deals with identifying potential customers and what products or services to develop in order to meet their needs. Marketing analysis also involves researching about competitors and to figure out the best options to distribute products and services to target markets.
Marketing degrees combine the mathematical and statistical courses with communications, design and organisational behaviour knowledge. Pursuing a Bachelor or Master degree in marketing, future marketing professionals achieve interpersonal and communication skills, commercial awareness and learn how to interpret complex information, integrate operation analysis so that they understand product requirements to create the design, message and strategy.
Graduates often look for career opportunities in advertising agencies, PR firms, corporate marketing, marketing research, brand management sales and retailing departments, and customer relationship management. Popular jobs in marketing include: marketing manager, market researcher, media planner, advertising planner/director, event organiser, public relations officer or executive, public affairs consultant, product manager, sales manager.Read more View all Short Courses in Marketing