Business and Marketing Education

A degree in Business and Marketing Education (BME) prepares you for a variety of careers, from positions in Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial startups, and international organizations, to nonprofit management. You will take courses in sales and marketing to gain a broad set of business skills.

"Take pride in how far you've come and have faith in how far you can go."

Michael O'Toole - BME B.S. Student

Michael works in the Basketball Operations department for the Minnesota Timberwolves where he focuses on tracking and analyzing their advanced statistics for the coaching staff and front office to use. He also enjoys leading his Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraising team named "Hike for Mike".

Did you know?

This major's flexibility gives you the option to add an additional area of expertise. In CEHD, earn a minor or certificate in areas such as adult education, leadership, or sport management.

Activate your potential

Our students are motivated to get a jumpstart on their careers. As a final part of your program you will complete at least one applied experience at a company or organization of your choice.

Go global

What does business culture look like in Australia or Denmark? Find out by completing an internship or learning abroad experience through one of the Learning Abroad Center's sponsored programs. Additional opportunities exist through the Higher Education Consortium on Urban Affairs (HECUA) and the National Student Exchange (NSE). The University of Minnesota has 300 programs in over 80 countries and offers a variety of short-term, semester, or yearlong options.

Connect to your future

CEHD's Career Services office meets you where you are in your career exploration. Career counselors guide you from orientation through graduation, providing resources and opportunities that will help you throughout your career. Career services include individual appointments, workshops on topics such as interviewing and networking, and employer events specific to your major.


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Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
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