The Internet is expected to play many important roles within a traditional marketing effort and it may also come to serve as the foundation of a firm’s marketing effort. Marketing is about anticipating and satisfying buyers’ needs. One purpose of this subject is to acquaint students with the special behavioural considerations for buyers when the Internet plays a role in the firm’s marketing effort. The second purpose is to evaluate how the special characteristics of the electronic environment alter traditional marketing tactics (products/services, pricing, promotion and distribution) and dictate a need to create new forms of product and service delivery.
|Academic unit:||Bond Business School|
|Subject title:||Internet and Social Media Marketing|
Delivery & attendance
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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of internet and social media marketing relevant for the online business environment.
- Apply an integrated knowledge of concepts, techniques and frameworks to solve a complex online marketing problem.
- Identify problems, define objectives, analyse quantitative and qualitative information and leverage available technologies to creatively solve marketing challenges and achieve stated business goals.
- Demonstrate effective written skills across a range of business situations and audiences.
|Problem-based Learning||A series of in-class and take-home quizzes and small problem-based case studies are conducted throughout the semester.||25%||Ongoing||1, 2, 3.|
|*Online Activity||An online Internet Marketing Simulation where students get hands-on practice executing, analysing and fine-tuning Internet marketing campaigns.||30%||Week 8||1, 2, 3.|
|*Blog||A reflective essay of outcomes and learnings after completing self-paced online learning modules that culminate in the completion of a social media management platform certification.||15%||Week 11||1, 4.|
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||Comprehensive final examination||30%||Final Examination Period||1, 2, 3.|
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
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Policy on late submission and extensions
Unexplained late submissions will not be considered for marks. Penalties of 20% per day late will apply for late submissions (including weekends). More than 5 days late will therefore result in no grade. As assignments are team efforts, one member being ill for a portion of the preparation time typically does not justify an extension. Equally, should one team member be absent, for whatever reason, on the day of your presentation, is not reason to delay. However, should such a situation arise, please discuss it with me.
Policy on plagiarism
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Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
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Additional subject information
A peer-evaluation system will be used in this subject to help determine the individual marks for all group assessments. As part of the requirements for Business School quality accreditation, the Bond Business School employs an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
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