Marketing associate programs at business schools are an ideal way for aspiring college students to earn a bachelor's degree in the realm of marketing, as well as a variety of other related degrees. While some associate programs at colleges only offer bachelor's degrees, those at business schools are designed specifically for working professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in the marketing field, and who can already hold a bachelor's degree from another institution.
Marketing associates get training in various topics like consumer behavior and how to develop and write effective marketing materials. They can also be involved in doing certain administrative tasks like filing financial reports or collecting statistics about customer responses to promotional material.
These programs require students to earn either a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree from another school, in order to complete the program. The associate programs are available at both public and private colleges, although the government often sponsors some of the programs.
Students who choose to earn their associate's at a college with a bachelor's program will need to attend a bachelor's-level program, complete their associate's program and complete their bachelor's degree at another institution. Those who choose to pursue a master's degree will have to complete a master's program at a college with a bachelor's degree program.
Many colleges that offer associate's programs require students to complete either one or two years of course work, but some may require students to complete a bachelor's program and then complete two years of course work at a college with a bachelor's degree program. These programs are sometimes referred to as “interdisciplinary” courses, since they will focus on different areas of study, including research methods and the marketing field itself.
If a student is attending a college where he/she expects to earn his/her associate's degree at the same time as the bachelor's degree program they are attending, it is a good idea to check with that college to find out if they have an associate's degree program offered and what requirements they require to complete the degree. This will save the student time and money.
When looking for a college to join up with, a prospective student should talk to his/her advisor or the college's department of marketing and ask them if they have any associate's degrees programs available. Most schools that offer associate's degrees have departments that provide advice on choosing a program. These people may also be able to point the prospective student to a program that fits their educational goals, and that will lead to a successful career in the business world.
Once a student has decided on a college, it is important . . . . . . for him/her to choose a program that offers the classes that they want to take and the type of program they want to finish in that time frame. There is a learning curve when earning an associate's degrees, and many students who choose to finish all of the coursework in one year will actually learn more in a year than in two years.
For students who are unsure of what associate's degree programs offer or are not sure which college to go to for their associate's degree, it is always best to do research online before making any commitments to attend the program. Online classes allow students to choose from a wider range of programs and make the most of their time, money and energy.