Undergraduate Marketing Minor

Undergraduate Marketing Minor

Marketing Minor Program

The Marketing Minor is only open to non-business majors, who wish to complement and augment their current degrees with a focus on marketing. The minor program is predesigned to help students gain a holistic perspective of marketing and its applications in a variety of business settings. The objective of the program is to provide students with skills that set them apart as dynamic thinkers and strengthen their collaborative potential.   

The Marketing Minor program is an accelerated online summer program, so please keep this in mind while planning during the program’s timeline. The two pre-requisite classes for the program do not need to be completed before application nor admission, though completion of the classes would require passing grades. View this year's brochure for more information. 

Applications For Summer 2024 Are Now Closed

The Marketing Minor program is ONLY offered during Summer session online as iCourses

Student Testimonials

Complete the entire program in just ONE summer.

2024 Summer Dates:
June 3 - August 7, 2024

Summer Pre-Session will be held from May 13 - June 1, 2024.

​​Pre-Requisite Classes

Prerequisites do not need to be completed before you apply for the minor program, but all must be completed by the first day of the minor program. 

  • You are responsible for enrolling in pre-requisite courses.
  • AttentionEller does not permit double use of courses in their majors or minors with majors or minors outside of the College. Unique units are required for the student’s major and minor.
  • Minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) needed to add minor.

BNAD 303 Marketing Concepts & Tools

PLUS One of the following courses:
  • (3 units) Offered during fall, winter, spring and summer pre-session.

ECON 150C,  An Economic Perspective (3 units)

  • Offered during spring

MIS 111 Computers and Internetworked Society (3 units)

  • Note: MIS 111 is only available to minor students during the spring and summer sessions. Fall semester sections are reserved for Eller pre-professional students.

ECON 200 Principles of Economics (3 units)

  • Offered during fall, winter, spring and summer pre-session.

ACCT 200 Intro to Financial Accounting (3 units)

  • Offered during fall and spring.

ACCT 250 Survey of Accounting (3 units)

  • Offered during fall and spring. 

When Can I Take Pre-Reqs?

Please refer to the Schedule of Classes: a comprehensive listing of all credit-bearing courses available each semester. The Schedule of Classes is publicly available at schedule.arizona.edu; students wishing to register for a semester can view the Schedule of Classes using the Search for Classes button found in the UAccess Student Center. 

Summer Marketing Courses

All core courses in the program are 2 credits each, pre-designed for all students. Upon acceptance, you will be automatically enrolled in all required minor courses. Classes are completed across two 5-week sessions over Summer.

Overview of common marketing research techniques and their usage in making effective marketing decisions; topics include collection and analysis of data, interpretation and reporting of results.

Overview of how fundamental concepts, principles and theories from psychology, sociology, anthropology can be used to understand why customers purchase products, the decision processes they use, and the social influences upon them.

The theory and practice of advertising with an emphasis on methods used by advertising professionals to enhance informational and persuasive communication.

The role of personal selling techniques, customer relationships, and negotiation in organizations; the application of personal selling skills in sales occupations, business interactions and personal development.

Overview of various topics in marketing communications to include public relations, direct marketing, collateral materials, event marketing, and guerilla marketing techniques.

Integration of the knowledge and skills from the required marketing and business courses; the creation of a marketing plan is the primary learning activity in this course.

Additional information on requirements:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies: IDS concentrations require 21 units. See the major advisor for marketing recommendations.

How Does Marketing Compliment My Major?

The program, with its vast potential and applications, can be a strong and unique source of competitive advantage for several majors. Talk to your Major advisor about adding a Marketing Minor to your plan today!

majors of past minor students:
Animal Sciences English/Creative Writing Graphic Design Other majors with non-profit or entrepreneurial interests Regional Development
Computer Science Family Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Program Psychology Sociology
Communications Fine Arts (Music, Art) Journalism Rehabilitation Studies & Services  

Foreign Language

Media Arts Retail and Consumer Studies  

Increase Your Career Possibilities!

Using the connections and skills learned in the program, many Marketing Minor students have gone on to pursue careers in Marketing related fields.



As part of the Eller family, you'll receive exclusive access to our Marketing Career Coaches, and invitations to our career fairs: Eller Expo and Career Showcase. Companies that attend these events are specifically looking for Eller students, and you'll be one of them. 


I was able to gain immense knowledge from the professors in the program that have real-life experience in the Marketing field! It has given me a great experience that I will remember forever.

Ari Goldman, Communication
 Marketing Minor

Student Success Stories



Avni Gupta, Marketing Minor 2019



Brisa Tzintzun, Marketing Minor 2019

Finding a New Home: Avni Gupta ’19 BA (Communication and eSociety) A Minor Program with Major Benefits: Brisa Tzintzun ’20 BFA 

Applications For SUMMER 2024 Are Closed

  • Applications will be due April 5, 2024
  • Applying to the Marketing Minor Program is a fast process with NO application fee
  • Decisions will be made on a rolling basis so that you will know your status within a short period of time after your submission and you will be able to plan your regular coursework

For more information about the Marketing Minor, please email us at bjmarinan@arizona.edu.