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Business degrees are the most sought after degrees by online college students. Many different areas of study fall under the umbrella of business, allowing for a variety of options for students to pursue.

Those who pursue a degree in marketing can graduate and pursue jobs such as marketing research analysts and advertising, promotions and marketing managers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, marketing research analysts are one of the fastest-growing occupations with an expected growth of 41% by the year 2020, while marketing managers are one of the highest-paying occupations.

A bachelor’s degree is the entry-level requirement for either of these jobs, and many schools offer online bachelor’s degrees in marketing. Here are just a few of those schools:

  • Westwood College

    Westwood College offers an online marketing degree program in which students will take core curriculum in marketing, advertising, consumer behavior, integrated marketing communications, international sales and marketing, and professional selling. Westwood was founded in Denver, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

  • National American University

    Students enrolled in an online marketing degree program through Rapid City, S.D.-based National American University are expected to graduate with skills to help them strategize, research and predict market trends. NAU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

  • Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University, regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offers its students a 120-credit online marketing degree program. Students will take courses such as economics, statistics, buyer and consumer behavior, and promotion and advertising.

  • Franklin University

    Private, not-for-profit Franklin University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and the school’s online business programs are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Students in the 124-credit online marketing degree program will take general education courses, core business classes, electives, as well as classes in their major. Courses include advertising, marketing behavior, marketing research, integrated marketing, and a choice of other upper-level courses in marketing.

  • Liberty University

    Students pursuing an online marketing degree from this private, not-for-profit university will complete 120 hours of curriculum, which include 30 hours of upper-level courses. Liberty is based in Lynchburg, Va. and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

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