The Marketing major at Avila

Prepare for the fast-paced, dynamic field of advertising and marketing with a B.S.B.A. degree from Avila’s Marketing program. You’ll learn concepts key to the industry, including market research, external relations, product management, and others from our highly accomplished business faculty. And thanks to the program’s comprehensive curriculum, you’ll enter the workforce comfortable with the inner workings of modern businesses and organizations.

The program is built on a foundation of individualized instruction and small class sizes, meaning you’ll be able to count on direct interactions with your professors in and out of the classroom. And with our extensive network of businesses and organizations throughout the region, you’ll begin building your professional portfolio thanks to our guaranteed internship experience before graduation.

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Do Business Degrees Pay Off?

A new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) reveals the economic value of business programs is high compared to the financial returns from other programs.

According to the CEW study, Avila’s bachelor of science in business administration degrees are a top three program among other business programs in the Kansas City metropolitan area and a top six program across the state of Missouri.

BE SEEN.The mentoring mentality of Avila’s faculty not only gives you personal connections to your professors, but also access to their networks outside of the classroom.
Marketing minor, Natalia Kidder

Be Prepared for Your Career

Incoming first-year students are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila students have completed hands-on learning experiences at: 

  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Rock & Brews Corporate
  • National WWI Museum and Memorial

“I’m a transfer student so I was nervous about adapting to a new school. But so many of my professors have been so supportive and encouraging. I know I made the right decision.”
— Natalia Kidder, marketing minor

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Avila Marketing graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • Brand Manager
  • Advertising Manager
  • Public Relations Officer
Avila School of Business graduates choose to work at:
  • Sprint
  • Burns & McDonnell

Transferring to Avila?

We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

An Environment to Enhance your Education

Hooley-Bunschu Learning Commons

This is not your mother’s library. State-of-the-art study rooms, public workstations, tutoring services, and access to 50,000 on-campus volumes, plus millions of database articles await you.

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Guaranteed Internship Opportunities

All first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed an internship or research experience opportunity.

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Close to Everything Kansas City

At Avila, you’re only 15 minutes away from world-class museums, historical landmarks, professional sports venues, and centers of culture, commerce, and industry.

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Find Your Mentor

Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.

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4+1 MBA Degree Option

Earn your Bachelor’s degree and MBA together

Interested in earning your MBA faster? The Avila School of Business offers an early admission option to outstanding business students. This option allows you to earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as few as five years. Students are eligible to apply after completion of at least 55 credit hours. Once in, you can begin taking graduate-level courses after 75 credit hours are earned.

Alumni Dylan Carnahan Marketing major

“The class size coupled with the professors, allow for a personalized experience that exceeded my expectations.”

Dylan Carnahan / ’20 Marketing


Avila University School of Business, Whitfield Center
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816-501-3720


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