Sauk Academic programs

Marketing and Management


This program has been designed for persons seeking employment or advancement in middle management positions in business and industry. The program offers a student the opportunity to combine classroom instruction with on-the-job work experience. The program is designed to prepare a student for positions in human resources, sales, advertising, merchandising, and production.

Work and Employment

Marketing and management offer a wide range of career opportunities.  The skills needed for each job vary by level of responsibility.  Graduates from this program can pursue a variety of job opportunities such as wholesale or retail buyers, salespersons, management, and mid-level management.

Buyers purchase the best available merchandise at the lowest possible prices and expedite the delivery of goods from the producer to the consumer. Salespersons represent their products to potential buyers. Wholesale and retail sales are integral parts of a complex system of production, distribution, and merchandising. Wholesale buyers purchase goods directly from manufacturers or from other wholesale firms for resale to retail firms or to commercial establishments and other institutions. Retail buyers purchase goods from wholesale firms or directly from manufacturers for resale to the public.

Managers are needed in every business to plan, control and direct major functions toward organizational goals. The many job titles used for managers demonstrate the variety of responsibilities and positions in which managers work.

Mid-level managers hold intermediary positions between supervisory and top management. They might be responsible for a specific region, division, or activity in sales, service, or production.

Special Considerations

Graduates usually have the following skills and aptitudes: maintain high employee morale; communicate clearly in speech and in writing; show organization, objectivity, tactfulness, and responsibility; think logically; make ethical decisions, and create a resourceful network.


Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2024-25 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required minimum number 61 credit hours.

Tuition $9,150.00 $21,960.00 $24,522.00
Fees $1,098.00 $1,098.00 $1,098.00
Course Fees * $360.00 * $360.00 * $360.00
Total Tuition and Fees $10,608.00 $23,418.00 $25,980.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.