Several Christian colleges around the country are home to good marketing programs. These schools vary in size, spiritual growth opportunities and other characteristics that set them apart. Find out more about a few of these schools and their marketing programs.
There are a few different Christian colleges in states like Texas, Virginia and Michigan that offer good marketing programs. In the table below you can compare some of these schools and their undergraduate tuition rates.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*|
|Dallas Baptist University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Baptist||Dallas, TX||$27,480|
|Union University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Southern Baptist||Jackson, TN||$31,510|
|Liberty University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Evangelical Christian||Lynchburg, VA||$21,310|
|Messiah College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Interdenominational||Mechanicsburg, PA||$34,160|
|Calvin College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Christian Reformed College||Grand Rapids, MI||$33,100|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of the Christian Colleges with Good Marketing Programs
Good marketing programs typically involve hands-on learning experiences and give students a well-rounded education in business. Christian colleges with good marketing programs also help develop students' spiritual lives. Here we discuss some of these unique experiences for a few of the Christian schools with good marketing programs.
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas Baptist University in Texas had about 3,160 undergraduate students in 2017, per the NCES. Through the school's College of Business, students can pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in marketing that requires students to maintain a 2.0 GPA. Students in the program also complete a course with a field-based service-learning component and must pass the Major Field Test (MFT) in one of their later courses to demonstrate their acquired skills in the field. For their spiritual lives, students can participate in Campus Ministries, like Baptist Student Ministries, Intercessory Prayer or the Ministry Student Fellowship (for students interested in careers in ministry).
Union University in Tennessee is home to the McAfee School of Business that offers an undergraduate major in marketing. The school has top accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), offers a wide range of internship and/or study abroad opportunities to business majors and has several business-related student organizations on campus, including the American Marketing Association. Spiritual life on campus consists of chapel services; outreach organizations at the local, national and global levels; Bible studies (Men's and Women's Cooperatives); Life Groups; and other University Ministry activities and events. In 2017, the NCES reported that the university had about 2,180 undergraduate students.
Students at Liberty University in Virginia can deepen their faith by participating in various worship services, such as Convocation and Campus Community, Bible studies, mission trips, community service opportunities and spiritual direction from Residence Life or Community Group Leaders. As of 2017, the university had a little over 45,750 undergraduates (including online students), according to the NCES. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor's degree programs in business administration with concentrations in marketing analytics, strategic marketing management and marketing: sales management and professional selling, as well as online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing or online Master of Science in Marketing degree programs with various concentrations, including sports marketing and media and public relations. Students in these programs may pursue internship opportunities and/or participate in student organizations, such as the American Marketing Association.
Pennsylvania's Messiah College had about 2,760 undergraduates in 2017, per the NCES. Students interested in marketing can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, an MBA in Digital Marketing or a graduate certificate in digital marketing. Students in the undergraduate program can participate in Business Club, internships, research opportunities, study abroad trips and/or real-world experiences with clients developing marketing plans. The college provides chapel services, small groups, student-led worship events, Bible studies, local and global service opportunities and student ministries, like World Christian Fellowship, to help students grow spiritually.
Calvin College in Michigan offers a business major with a concentration in marketing that trains students in marketing strategies, segment markets and product development and promotion. According to the school's website, more than 90% of business students participate in internship opportunities to gain hands-on learning experience. Students can grow spiritually by attending chapel services, Bible studies, service-learning programs and/or the Barnabas Program (spiritual encouragement in the residence halls). The college had close to 3,750 undergraduate students in 2017, per the NCES.