International School of Business

Marketing and Graphic Design

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Graphic Design

Where business and art collide


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The Marketing and Graphic Design program is built to provide students with the skills to conceptualize and design marketing materials, while truly understanding the marketing implications of what they’re producing. It’s a program that allows students to communicate visually, while still exploring their business interests.

The program will enable graduates to work effectively in industry-standard creative teams, moving from logically identifying and assessing consumer needs and desires to the design of effective promotional graphic materials. The program will develop a student who is proficient in marketing and graphic design which emphasizes the benefit of such dual-proficiency in a team.


Our graphic design studio is fully equipped and provides students with Mac computers, drawing tablets and collaborative spaces to unleash their creative abilities. The layout of the studio was also thoughtfully designed to promote the sharing of ideas between students and faculty, which allows for an unmatched experience in gain experiential learning to develop skills and concepts.


The beauty of the marketing and graphic design concentration is that students learn in-depth about the creative process and are able to complement it with marketing knowledge.

Students are able to develop layouts for various applications such as logos, websites, product illustrations, advertisements, brochures, magazines and corporate reports. They research the best way to market, promote and sell the work they’ve created. This degree was made for today’s job market.

Some of the career opportunities that students can choose from include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Book or Magazine Designer
  • Corporate Identity Designer
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Social Media Specialist

The Degree

Progress Sheet

The Classes

Course Descriptions


Upon completion of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program, International School of Business graduates will be able to do the following:

  1. Students will be able to communicate the Principles of Marketing and Graphic Design, while displaying their relation to each other
  2. Students can apply knowledge of marketing and graphic practices to professional ventures and produce quality design work.
  3. Students can access the strength and limitations of chosen marketing platforms/materials in relation to the business and its future.
  4. Students will display a sense of the need for the required research, analytics, and development – Can draw from and distinguish appropriate sources.
  5. Students will display competence, curiosity, drive, and determination that will persist beyond graduation


2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition

May 06, 2020

Exhibit Dates: October 22 to November 24, 2020 Reception: Thursday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.

Finlandia University Gallery has rescheduled the gallery exhibition for the 2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition for October, 2020.

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) celebrates its seniors this week as they complete their Diploma Works Exhibition artwork.  Graduates Annah Smiddy, Chelsea LaPalme, Denia Bent, Mindy Aho and Shannon Chouinard faced many challenges as they completed their culminating artwork for graduation during the […] Read More

Students Encouraged To Grow Entrepreneurial Skills with the SmartZone SmartStart Program

March 27, 2020


Students at Finlandia University with a business idea are highly encouraged to apply for the free MTEC SmartStart SmartZone program to develop essential entrepreneurial skills. The SmartZone’s approach is designed to educate and guide entrepreneurs through the process of validating and growing their idea. Upon completion of the program, students will have a more in-depth understanding of what it takes to create a manage a sustainable business.

“For Finlandia students or students in general, this program does a great job of […] Read More

Graphic Design alumna
Distributing Design in the Lone Star State with Graphic Design Alumna Marina Dalton (’19)

February 21, 2020

Class of 2019 alumna Marina Dalton has been hard at work heading the design department at Great Plains Distributors, located in Lubbock, Texas. A San Francisco native, Dalton studied graphic design during her time at FinnU. She was a force to be reckoned with on the volleyball court; in her senior season, Dalton led the team in kills, hitting percentage and blocks and is among the top five in school history for kills and […] Read More


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Faculty and Staff

Tom Adolphs

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

Kevin Manninen

Dean, International School of Business Associate Professor of Management & Marketing
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