Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) is the integration of all marketing communication tools under one strategic communication focus. It takes all communication tools from working in isolation to complementing each other, with the objective of communicating one unified message from the organization (or the brand) to its target consumers. The objective of IMC is to manage all organizational communication in an integrated fashion and to build positive relationships between the organization on one hand and its customers and other stakeholders, such as employees, board members, the media, and society at large. Consistent with the mission of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy our program/s encompass a number of interdisciplinary courses.
Students majoring in IMC gain skills and experience in all aspects of the marketing communication process through both theoretical learning and hands-on-experience. Components of the program include exposure to the fundamentals of strategic planning, media research, budgeting, creative strategy, creative development, media planning, production, modern corporate image, branding, social responsibility, event marketing, sales promotions, direct marketing, and public relations.
Before declaring an IMC major, students must complete 24 credits of university coursework, complete RHET 1020 with a grade B or better, complete JRMC 2200 with a grade B or better, and pass an English Proficiency Test with a grade no less than 75% grade.
Admission to the IMC program is highly competitive and space is limited. Eligible students who meet the above requirements will be ranked and selected based on their cumulative grade point average (GPA).
MMCJ majors are not permitted to have a major in IMC. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits for the Bachelor of Arts degree in IMC, of which no more than 72 credits can be in IMC, with another 48 of their total credit hours to be from outside of their major. Of those 48 credits, 3 collateral credits must be in a 3000-level or 4000-level course in English and Comparative Literature (ECLT) , or any one of the following: HIST 4290 , RHET 3330 , RHET 3340 , RHET 3160 , RHET 3130 , PPAD 4111 , PPAD 4113 , LAW 4378 , LAW 4371 , LAW 4212 , GWST 5100 , GWST 5104 .
(Collaterals are subjects in supporting disciplines specified by the department of major).
Core Curriculum (40 credits)