Western Michigan University’s Department of Marketing is one of the largest marketing programs in the nation. We offer you the choice of six majors along with minors in advertising and promotion and marketing. Our faculty brings years of practical experience to the classroom and maintain close ties with industries through applied research and consulting. Join WMU to pursue academic excellence through innovation approaches to learning, discovery and service.
A major gift by alumnus Robert Kaiser, owner and CEO of Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation, has transformed the sales lab at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business. A grand opening ceremony and open house will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the official opening of the facility.
One hundred percent of WMU sales and business marketing grads find full-time careers or are continuing their education within three months of graduation; 98 percent of them are in a job that relates to their degree.
Do you know a young professional who graduated from Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business and is doing extraordinary things in business? Do you know someone under 30 who is shaping their industry, making a difference in their community, or breaking new ground? If you know a young alum who is a thought leader in business, or if you are this alum, then fill out our nomination form for the college's new 30 Under 30 digital publication, brought to you by the Young Alumni Advisory Board.
Dr. Scott Cowley, assistant professor of marketing, believes that “difficult-to-use and outdated websites are a terrible curse on humanity,” so when he noticed that the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport’s website was in need of updating, he offered to help. In his quest to provide projects that are meaningful and impactful to both his students and the community, he felt that working with the airport was a great project for the advanced digital marketing strategies course that he teaches.
Megan Ellefson, spring 2018 sales and business marketing grad, made the most of her time in the Haworth College of Business. She believes the sales and business marketing program set her up for success by providing her with many opportunities and resources for professional growth, ensuring that students like her learn how to sell through practice. Ellefson landed a job with Insight Global, and she shares with us how the Haworth College of Business helped get her there.
Dr. Jim Eckert, associate professor of marketing, has been awarded the "Best Master's Module" award from Paderborn University in Germany. Eckert has taught more than 20 courses at Paderborn University since he served as faculty co-director on a study abroad trip in 2006. The award has been presented for Eckert's "Relationship Driven Selling: Theory and Practice" course, which focuses on American-style experiential learning in an otherwise formal theory-based classroom environment.