Marketing is fundamental to all profit and non-profit organizations. From connecting with your customer to competing in a global marketplace, a degree in marketing opens students up to a wide range of career possibilities applicable to any industry.
With a major in Marketing Management, you will learn how to conduct effective market research and analyze data, manage promotional activities and formulate brand strategies, use consumer behavior theories to better connect with consumers, create new products from idea formation to execution, and formulate effective digital communication strategies. You will work on solving hands-on business problems while enhancing your teamwork and leadership skill through experiential projects.
Pacific students in Marketing Management benefit from close working relationships with dedicated and passionate professors. Our distinguished faculty members are firmly engaged in the Marketing industry as well as the latest Marketing research, providing students with exceptional opportunities for experiential learning.
With the help of the Eberhardt Career Management Center, Marketing Management students will compete for credit-bearing internships opportunities with companies across industry sectors located in the Central Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, and Silicon Valley. Our students have gone on to marketing careers at global companies such as Starbucks, Gallo, and Clorox. Many have also started their own businesses!
Each year at Pacific, an international marketing class and a graphic design class team up to do a service-learning project for a global social entrepreneur. The project gives students the opportunity to gain real-world experience while simultaneously making a difference in disadvantaged communities around the world.
Marketing major Megan Nishimura ’25 interned for Becker Communications, a public relations agency in Honolulu, Hawaii. She tells us all about her experience, from networking with industry professionals to conducting marketing research. Plus, Megan shares her tips for making a great first impression and getting the most out your internship.
When Sahila started her summer wealth management internship with Wells Fargo, she was nervous. As a marketing student, she’d never worked in finance before and had doubts about how she would adapt to an unfamiliar field. She quickly came to realize her business education at Pacific — and unique perspective as first-generation, Pakistani American student — enabled her to think outside the box and make valuable contributions to the company.
"I never had a specific company I wanted to work for but knew I wanted to market a product I believe in.
I applied for countless internships to get experience under my belt before graduation. With guidance from the ESB Career Management Center, I narrowed my search to boutique wineries in my hometown, landing an internship that became a full-time role after graduation. My studies at Pacific, relations with faculty, and that first job, plus a lot of hard work, led me to my dream job as Senior Marketing Coordinator for the Duckhorn Portfolio – the number one luxury wine company in America."
- Aragon Research
- Bankers Life
- Barokas Public Relations
- Duckhorn Vineyards
- Flashpoint PR
- Fleishman Hillard
- Gallo Sales Company
- Holt of California
- Kaiser Permanente
- Lewis Global Communications
- Oakland Raiders
- Pacific Construction
- PepsiCo/Frito-LayPowerschool Group
- San Diego Legion
- San Joaquin RTD
- SAP Labs - Innovation Center Silicon Valley
- Southern Wine & Spirits
- Tenth Street Hats
- Woodruff Sawyer
- Workbridge Associates