Kathy Jenson

Adjunct Faculty, Marketing

B.S., Mathematics, North Dakota State University
M.B.A., , University of St. Thomas

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Kathy Jenson focuses on marketing issues related to overall corporate improvement efforts. Through her continued involvement as a member of the board of examiners for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program for the past 16 years, she works with both undergraduate and graduate students and organizations in all sectors to ensure a customer focus in the strategic planning and operation of organizations.

Jenson has been a member of the writing team of multiple case studies for the Baldrige Program, with a focus on the customer segment of the program criteria.

Fall 2016 Courses
Fall 2016 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MKTG 340 - 03 Marketing Research - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 108
Description of course Marketing Research : CRN: 42996
In this course, students learn to develop surveys, observation, experiments, and other tools for learning about customer characteristics and requirements. They learn about analytical techniques, data sources, re search planning and costs. Students would greatly benefit from completing this course before they take MKTG 430. Prerequisites: MKTG 300, MATH 101 or 109 or 111 or 113, STAT 220 (QMCS 220 or IDTH 220)
Schedule Details
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MKTG 625 - 201 Marketing Frameworks - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 407
Description of course Marketing Frameworks : CRN: 43105
Marketing Frameworks is designed to build a practical understanding of the frameworks and tools that are frequently used to solve marketing problems. The course will examine strategy formulation and the marketing mix (product, price, place, and promotion) tied to a thorough assessment of the marketplace (company, competitors, customers, etc.). Students will develop essential skills related to using marketing research, performing quantitative and qualitative analysis, and critically thinking about marketing decisions related to strategy and tactics.
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J-Term 2017 Courses
J-Term 2017 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MKTG 340 - 01 Marketing Research See Details * *
Description of course Marketing Research : CRN: 10203
In this course, students learn to develop surveys, observation, experiments, and other tools for learning about customer characteristics and requirements. They learn about analytical techniques, data sources, re search planning and costs. Students would greatly benefit from completing this course before they take MKTG 430. Prerequisites: MKTG 300, MATH 101 or 109 or 111 or 113, STAT 220 (QMCS 220 or IDTH 220)
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
MCH 1161300-1600- T W R F - -
MCH 1161300-1600M T W R - - -
Spring 2017 Courses
Spring 2017 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MKTG 600 - 522 Marketing Management See Details * *
Description of course Marketing Management : CRN: 22123
This course offers a managerial approach to the study of strategic market decision making. It will examine the basic principles of marketing and their use in developing an optimum marketing mix. It will cover such topics as market planning; segmentation and target marketing; channels of distribution; consumer behavior; competitive analysis; pricing, demand analysis and forecasting; promotion, sales management; and product decisions. The course is designed to build a conceptual foundation for understanding and analyzing marketing situations. You will learn a managerial approach to applying marketing principles to practical marketing situations. This course provides a foundation for further education in marketing. Prerequisite: None
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
TMH 3571300-170018 Mar '17
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TMH 3570800-120006 May '17
MKTG 625 - 210 Marketing Frameworks M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 315
Description of course Marketing Frameworks : CRN: 22125
Marketing Frameworks is designed to build a practical understanding of the frameworks and tools that are frequently used to solve marketing problems. The course will examine strategy formulation and the marketing mix (product, price, place, and promotion) tied to a thorough assessment of the marketplace (company, competitors, customers, etc.). Students will develop essential skills related to using marketing research, performing quantitative and qualitative analysis, and critically thinking about marketing decisions related to strategy and tactics.
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MKTG 714 - 210 Pricing Strategy - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 TMH 350
Description of course Pricing Strategy : CRN: 22615 1.5 Credit Hours
This course is designed to help you manage the risks and reap the rewards of smart pricing decisions. Pricing theory and principles and the strategic implications of pricing are presented in an application-based environment. In this course, you will learn how to: understand the various pricing models, evaluate your market's price sensitivity for each segment; select strategies given your competition and product life cycle; establish competitive advantages that protect your price position; determine how to price services; analyze the relevant costs for a price decision; evaluate pricing ramifications of multiple distribution channels. Lectures, reading, guest speakers from diverse businesses and case studies will be included in the course structure. -- Prerequisite: MKTG600 or MKTG625
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2002 - present)
  • Consultant, Roy K. Jenson & Assoc, Edina (2001 - present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul (2007 - 2012)
  • Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Scholastica, St. Paul (2004 - 2006)
  • Trainer for examiners, NIST/US Dept of Commerce Baldrige National Quality Program, (2005 - 2005)
  • Director, Business Development/Strategic Marketing, NCS Pearson, Inc., (1992 - 2001)
  • Director of Sales and Marketing, Solutronix Corp., (1991 - 1992)
  • National Sales Manager, FaxBank Systems, Inc, (1990 - 1991)
  • Area Applications Sales Manager, Wang Laboratories, Inc, (1988 - 1990)
  • Manager/Principal Consultant, Strategic Planning, Control Data Corporation, St. Paul (1980 - 1988)

Professional Memberships
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Society for Quality

Professional Service
  • US Dept of Commerce Baldrige Performance Excellence Award,

Publications
  • Jenson, K. L. (2012). Department of Commerce - Baldrige national quality program. (written case with instructional material)
  • Jenson, K. L. (2007). Share foods non-profit Baldrige training case study. (written case with instructional material)
  • Jenson, K. L. (2005). Landmark restaurants Baldrige training case study. (written case with instructional material)
  • Jenson, K. L. (2004). Sandy Hill School District. (written case with instructional material)
  • Jenson, K. L. (2003). GeoOrb Polymers Baldrige training case study. (written case with instructional material)

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Marketing
  • Quality Management
  • Sales

Awards and Honors
  • NIST/Dept of Commerce, 2009

Presentations
  • "Using the Baldrige Assessment, 2003" Minnesota Summit for Educators, January 01, 2003
  • "Strategic Planning 2003" Minnesota School Board Association, January 01, 2003
  • "Understanding the Voice of the Customer" ASQ National Quality Auditors Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 01, 2002