At St. Ambrose University, students learn in ideal-sized environments, typically 15-25 students per class. Our class sizes are large enough to gain a wide variety of perspectives, yet small enough to be valuable in promoting contributions from every student.
Our professors – who possess relevant and professional experiences in the field of marketing – emphasize team-based project learning and culminate the end of the semester with oral presentations and professionally constructed marketing reports. The outcome? Our students are capable in design, analysis, execution, and presentation.
The Iowa Chapter of the American Marketing Association recognized three of our students in 2013 at the annual NOVA Awards Ceremony for excellence in marketing. The St. Ambrose AMA Chapter is the largest in the state of Iowa, and the state of Iowa was awarded the National Chapter of the Year in 2013.
Several faculty are conducting research in the areas of using social media as a tool to gauge customer feedback and marketing analytics and serve as reviewers for marketing publications.
Marketing students at St. Ambrose are urged to complete multiple internship experiences prior to graduation to prepare them for the professional world. Moreover, we provide opportunities for students right here at SAU to study abroad and interact with area professionals through the Career Development Center.
Our student-driven Marketing Club is growing quickly and has had several field trips to Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis to meet with marketing executives from organizations such as the Chicago Bears, Best Buy, Nielsen Media Research, St. Louis Cardinals, and BBDO.
We are proud to report our alumni work in various positions at the executive, middle management, and entry levels for Fortune 100 companies, not-for-profits, and proprietary businesses in every major area of marketing. Many of them are available for mentoring and consultation with students. Just ask the department chair to get you connected with them!