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Marketing - Geographic Information Science

Program(s) Available: B.S.

Are you interested in becoming a market research analyst? Starting fall 2024, Students who major in Marketing-GIS learn how to use mapping and geospatial data to identity potential customers. 

Why Study Marketing - Geographic Information Science at Northwest

The Marketing-Geographic Information Science (GIS) major is an interdisciplinary major between the School of Business and the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. This major combines expertise and knowledge from both fields to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the intersection between marketing strategies and spatial data analysis. 

Students will gain a unique educational experience and necessary skills to excel in marketing roles that involve spatial analysis and data-driven decision-making. They will learn how to leverage spatial data to enhance marketing strategies, optimize advertising campaigns, and make informed decisions based on geospatial insights. They will also explore various GIS applications in marketing, such as location analysis, market segmentation, consumer behavior mapping, and spatial targeting. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for market research analysts is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations at a rate of 13 percent from 2022 to 2032.

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Career Opportunities

  • Marketing manager
  • Advertiser
  • Product manager
  • Industrial purchaser
  • Sales manager
  • Marketing researcher

What Can I Do With a Major in Marketing - Geographic Information Science?


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