Through Penn Foster College, students are able to earn an Associate’s Degree in Marketing. Marketing professionals often work with new products, overseeing product development, working with managers to promote the products. Penn Foster College's Marketing degree program is completed independently, online, to allow students the flexibility to complete the assignments at a time convenient for them. This four-semester program provides students the essential knowledge and skills needed for working in marketing.
By earning a degree in marketing, graduates often work in public relations, advertising, account coordination, or sales. After students have completed the degree basics, they have the capability to move on to more specialized marketing courses. Students study about the marketing environment, such as product distribution, promotion and pricing, and consumer behavior. Expected to also learn the financial side of marketing, students complete courses in accounting to better their understanding of product pricing, budgeting, transactions, and capital investment analysis. In Business Statistics, students are taught time series analysis, frequency distribution, and probability and statistical inference. Students should learn the ethical responsibility of influencing consumer behavior in research and marketing. Students choose one elective course from each of the following categories: arts and humanities, science, business, and social science.
By completing Penn Foster’s program in marketing, graduates should have learned how to successfully perform research, develop marketing strategies, analyze products, and maximize potential earnings.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster College is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score
- Some programs may require 15 credits of general education prior to enrollment.