Introduction to Careers in Marketing

The Introduction to Marketing course will provide students with an overview of marketing, which is an essential element for any company that produces products that are bought and used by individuals. Students will learn about what marketing is and how the process of marketing works, the role of market research and how companies incorporate ethics into their marketing strategies.

They will also learn about the importance of strategic planning for marketers, the five step marketing strategic process, and strategies for growth.

Students will learn about the environment in which marketers operate. This includes the microenvironment, which refers to entities and influences close to the company or marketer, and the macroenvironment, which refers to influences that impact all of society, such as culture, social trends, and technology.

They will also learn about the Four P’s of the marketing mix: product, price, promotion, and place. Students will evaluate the importance of each of these four elements and learn specifically about how technology has changed the approach to the marketing mix. They will also learn about international markets and how to approach marketing at a global level.

After completing this course, students will have a fundamental understanding of the principles of marketing. They will be able to explain the marketing process, marketing strategic planning, the marketing environment, and the trends, opportunities, and challenges in the marketing world today.


  • Understand what marketing is and its role both within the company and society.
  • Understand how marketing achieves its primary objective of adding value.
  • Learn the marketing process and how it impacts marketing strategic planning.
  • Understand the various components of the marketing environment.
  • Analyze the elements of the marketing mix (the Four P’s) and determine how each element contributes to the marketing effort.
  • Become aware of the impact technology has had on marketing.
  • Recognize the need for ethical practices and know the types and consequences of unethical behavior.

State: National, California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Marketing
Course Length: Semester