Marketing Career Academy

Marketing Academy students will learn the skills needed to develop and execute strategies to maximize profits for the promotion of a product, service, or brand. This hands-on academy will look beyond what is being marketed and consider how it can be adjusted to meet the demographic and psychographic demands of consumers. Ethical and financial outcomes are also considered in this career academy which encourages learners to test their marketing knowledge in realistic simulations.

Job Outlook


Real World Experience

  • Job-shadow, internship, or Exploring program
  • Work Seminar / Employment Skills

Foundational Required Courses

  • Sports & Entertainment Marketing
  • Web Design & Application/Coding

Choose at Least Three of the Following

  • Word Processing / Keyboarding I
  • Computer Applications (MOS Certification)
  • Introduction to Computer Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • College Introduction to Business

Recommended Courses

  • AP Statistics or Statistics
  • AP Psychology
  • Psychology of Human Behavior
  • Yearbook
  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • AP/College Economics
  • Technical Writing

Career Options

  • Market Analyst
  • Market Research Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Vice President of Marketing
  • Marketing Director
  • Account Supervisor
  • Commercial Lines Manager
  • Commercial Marketing Specialist
  • Market Development Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator

Job Skills

  • Persuading Others
  • Monitoring Performance
  • Reading
  • Thinking Critically
  • Learning New Things
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Being Aware of Others
  • Making Decisions
  • Managing People

Postsecondary Programs

  • Bemidji State University – Bemidji, MN
  • Minnesota State Ujiversity – Mankato, MN
  • Cloud State University – St. Could, MN
  • Southwest Minneosta State – Marshall, MN
  • University Of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • University Of Minnesota – Crookston, MN
  • University Of Minnesota – Duluth, MN
Kevin Voeller

Kevin Voeller

Kevin Voeller graduated from Sacred Heart High School in East Grand Forks, MN. Kevin attained his bachelor’s from Valley City State University and has taught in Langdon, ND, and Walker, MN. His Bemidji High School career began in 2017 as a Business Education instructor and football coach. He has taught Keyboarding, Accounting, Law, Personal Finance, and Computer Applications so far at Bemidji. Kevin has taught numerous other classes and clubs over his teaching career and looks forward to bringing new opportunities to the students at Bemidji High School!

Business and Industry Experiences/Partners

Students in the academy will participate in job shadowing, internships, and possible part-time employment with area businesses.

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