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College of Business

John L. Grove College of Business
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg PA 17257
(717) 477-1435
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Department of Marketing

Dr. William Oberman, Chair
224 Grove Hall
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1439
E-mail: wdober@ship.edu
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Shippensburg, PA 17257
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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in


Marketing is the heart of all exchange. 

Effective marketing is best facilitated by informed, talented, and motivated people—the marketers. The marketing curriculum at Shippensburg University supports this need by preparing students for marketing-related positions in industry and other organizations.

Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. Ingersoll-Rand, Capital BlueCross, and Hershey Foods are among the companies providing internship opportunities to Shippensburg University's marketing students. Internships often turn into job offers, according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.

Qualified marketers are in demand. Marketing ranks very high when comparing salaries with other professions. Typical starting salaries tend to be in the mid-thirties. Shippensburg graduates have obtained jobs at numerous organizations such as: Proctor and Gamble, IBM, AT&T, Black & Decker, Eli Lily, Gallo Wines, Hershey, Enterprise, and Capital Blue Cross. Many graduates have also successfully started their own businesses or pursued advanced degrees.

Get Involved

The John L. Grove College of Business has a number of clubs for students to participate in and learn more about their area of study outside the classroom. Student Professional Organizations provide a variety of opportunities for students to develop professional contacts, enhance their course of study with hands-on application, and build lasting friendships within the business community. The Marketing Club, a local chapter of the American Marketing Association, provides opportunities for students to apply marketing ideas and concepts in planning, organizing, and executing club activities. The club also offers its members the chance to hear marketing practitioners' presentations about their individual firm's marketing strategies.

Degree Requirements

The undergraduate B.S.B.A. degree in Marketing requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours in the following areas:

  • General Education Courses: All students are required to complete the university's general education program, which provides a balanced liberal arts foundation.
  • Business Core Curriculum: Finance majors take the same core curriculum as other business majors. This core includes economics, finance, information systems, marketing, organization behavior, and business law as well as other business subjects. See the College of Business website for complete course listings: http://www.ship.edu/business/.
  • Marketing Courses: The courses required of the major provide students with the academic background necessary to be successful professionals. See a complete list on the Marketing department page.