Master of Science in Marketing Degree Now Available at Walton College

Craig Geiger
March 27 , 2023  |  By Lori McLemore

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To meet the needs of the retail and consumer goods marketing industry, the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is now offering a Master of Science in Marketing degree which focuses on brand and retail management, consumer behavior and analytics.
“We are so excited to launch this new program, where students will be immersed in a comprehensive, leading-edge curriculum in the dynamic world of marketing. Students will experience the challenges faced by organizations in an environment altered by changes in consumer behavior, technology and personalization. The Master of Science in Marketing degree is designed to foster customer-focused innovation and decision-making skills essential for success in brand management,” said Craig Geiger, program director for the graduate marketing program.
“The Master of Science in Marketing degree is vital to the industry in our region,” said Matt Waller, Walton College dean. “Retailers, consumer goods companies, supply chain management service providers, and early-stage companies need professionals who understand all aspects of marketing, from digital marketing to shopper insights, analytics to brand management. This program can meet that need.”
The graduate degree, available in a one-year, full-time format, was developed for recent college graduates and young professionals. The curriculum includes marketing and sales analytics, consumer research and behavior, new product development, digital marketing, social media and retailing strategy.
The program provides networking opportunities for students through internships and exposure to industry leaders. It also offers measurable personal and professional growth in an exciting, relevant curriculum for participants.
Applicants may register now for the fall 2023 semester.

Lori McLemoreSince 2013, Lori McLemore has served as the marketing and communications officer for the Sam M. Walton College of Business. In this role, she writes press releases and features articles to promote the work of students, faculty and staff. 

Prior to working at Walton College, she worked as the director of web strategy and operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the national headquarters for 3,500 Boys & Girls Clubs. She was part of the core team to establish an intranet site for Clubs around the globe and the public internet site for the national nonprofit located in Atlanta.

Lori holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Auburn University ... and loves BOTH the Arkansas Razorbacks (Woo Pig!!) and the Auburn Tigers (War Eagle!!)