A Brock School of Business marketing major prepares students to pursue careers in advertising, sales, market research, retailing, product management, sports marketing and public relations.
Student Market Research Opportunities
Students have conducted comprehensive market research projects for a variety of businesses including Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, The Harbert Center and Birmingham Health Action Partnership.
We offer electives in international marketing, sports marketing, marketing communications and professional sales.
Sports marketing courses offers students the opportunity to sports marketing as it relates to sports teams, events and merchandise.
Samford graduates have been placed with companies such as Eli Lilly, Daxko, Vitamin Water, Equifax, ESPN, WeWork, Buffalo Rock and Chick-Fil-A.
For more information about this major, please contact Darin White.
Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing Advisory Board
The Advisory Board for the Department of Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing plays several important roles as a conduit to the business community. Board members provide guidance on course content so that our curriculum stays current with the needs of the profession. While some of the board members offer internships and jobs with their companies, the introductions our board members give us to other professionals in the business community are extremely valuable – both in terms of employment opportunities and mentorship for our students.
Randy AdamyPresident, O'Henry's Coffee Birmingham, Alabama
Ted AllingChief Executive Officer, Access America Transport
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Michael BellFounding Partner, The Modern Brand
Laura Brooks BrightMarketing Team Leader, Baptist Health Systems
Brandy GibsonPresident and Chief Executive Officer, BFG & Associates LLC
David OakleySenior Managing Director, Berkadia LLC
Jeff StephensSenior Director of E-Commerce, Dave Ramsey Ministries
Keith BrownCo-Founder and Partner, State Traditions
Chad TrullPresident and Chief Executive Officer, HospiceLink
Dan PahosOwner, Home Instead
Greg BoggsCo-Founder and Executive Vice President, University Fan Cards
Cliff BellSenior Manager, Client Strategy and Consulting, CBRE Inc.
Joie Campeaux SmithSenior Territory Sales Manager, Mission Pharmacal
Elizabeth GettysAccount Executive, Burke Inc.
Chad GloverVice President and General Manager, MedMined at Becton Dickinson
Anderson HicklenManaging Partner, AIM Group
Charlie NelsonProjects Manager & Counsel, Nelson Brothers Incorporated