Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Marketing Education is the instructional program designed to prepare individuals for the major occupational areas within marketing and management (Gordon, 2008). Marketing, simply defined, is the selling of ideas, products and services of all kinds to identified and qualified markets.
Since Business Administration is the number one declared major of college freshmen and it accounts for 39% of all US jobs, including the largest number of career positions annually , it is imperative that students in Wisconsin’s high schools have access to Marketing Education programs. These programs must evolve and create new opportunities for the success of their students, schools and communities.
Marketing includes channel management, recruiting, image building, promoting, marketing information management, market planning, product service management, selling and training, financing, and communicating. Marketing is a process that can be adapted to virtually every economic, social, or public activity and is an essential ingredient in making our free enterprise system work (DECA Inc., 1992).
Marketing Education embodies competency-based instruction, the project-based method, portfolio assessment and cooperative learning. Instruction for marketing education is a combination of hard and soft skills (Gordon, 2008) where students learn occupational skills that are transferable to many careers as well as technical college and university degrees.
What's New in Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship Education
- The 2019 Business, Marketing, & Information Technology Spring Update is being held on February 8, 2019 at UW-Stout. All BM&IT Professionals are encouraged to attend. For location and registration information, visit our event page.
- The 2019 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is open for applications. These applications are due on February 22, 2019. You can find application materials here along with video submissions from prior applicants. These videos illustrate outstanding examples of Wisconsin entrepreneurs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
This We Believe Statement...This document is a collaborative reflection of the current priorities in business, marketing, and information technology—imperative to education for today’s youth. In Wisconsin, Business and Information Technology and Marketing are two distinct content areas. Therefore, there are two separate sections that address the uniqueness of each content. Finally, the last section showcases the overlap and collaborative aspects of both areas that make them truly interdependent. The intent of this document is for practitioners to evaluate current programs and shape the future of these programs. The document includes the following sections:
- This We Believe about the Future of Business and Information Technology in Wisconsin
- This We Believe about the Future of Marketing Education in Wisconsin
- In Conclusion…This We Believe about the Future of Business, Marketing, and Information Technology in Wisconsin
- Dissemination Plan
- This We Believe About Business, Marketing, and Information Technology--August 2011
- Quality B&IT Program Standards Self-Evaluation[.doc, 502K, 9 pages]
- Quality Marketing Program Standards Self-Evaluation [.doc, 589K, 12 pages]
Business, Marketing, & Information Technology (BM&IT) Advisory Committee
Promote the recognition of BM&IT coursework as students transition to WI colleges & universities
Improve the public image and contemporary purposes of career & technical education
Promote business and marketing education as applied academics, moving toward a balanced content with skill oriented curriculum
Promote work-based learning as an integral part of the business and marketing education curriculum
Endorse the career & technical student organizations (i.e., FBLA or DECA) as an integral part of business and marketing education curriculum