Marketing is the art and science of understanding and satisfying customer needs by creating value for both the customer and the marketer. Facilitating these exchanges requires several interrelated processes and activities including market research, market segmentation, product, pricing, promotional strategies and distribution. In this introductory subject, you will explore the various theories and frameworks of marketing and learn to apply them to marketing phenomena around you.
|Academic unit:||Bond Business School|
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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles, theories and frameworks of marketing.
- Demonstrate the ability to comprehensively analyse marketing phenomena and formulate an opinion, decision or conclusion.
- Identify a marketing opportunity or problem, and generate creative solutions.
- Work effectively in a diverse and cross-cultural team to complete a major project.
- Articulate ideas and decisions related to marketing, verbally or in writing, and conduct concise and well-organised presentations.
|In-Class Quiz - Individual||Quizzes to assess learning progress||10%||Progressive||1, 2, 3, 5.|
|Project §||Develop a marketing plan for a company. A peer evaluation system will be used to assess the performance of each group member during the project.||30%||Week 11||1, 2, 3, 4, 5.|
|Project §||Retail analysis group field project||5%||In Consultation||2, 5.|
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||Comprehensive Final Examination.||30%||Final Examination Period||1, 5.|
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||Week 6 (Saturday of Week 6 – Sports Hall) Mid-semester Examination consisting of short answer questions.||25%||Week 6 (Mid-Semester Examination Period)||1, 5.|
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- * 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
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|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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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 rogram 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.
Overview of the subject and an introduction to marketing.
Tools and frameworks (e.g., competitive advantage, portfolio matrix, Ansoff, etc.) to assess the organisation’s external environment and to develop a marketing strategy.
The steps involved in conducting research to solve marketing problems. Different methods and tools engaged to conduct marketing research are further discussed.
An introduction to the consumer decision making process and different factors (e.g., psychological, individual) that might affect consumer decisions. A library skills workshop reviews strategies and tips for conducting research for the marketing plan project.
The importance of and steps involved in segmenting a market.
Marketing plan projects are discussed in these workshops, providing opportunities for formative feedback from the instructor.
Introduces the concepts such as product, product life cycle, packaging and branding and differentiating between services and goods as product offerings.
Students conduct a field study in a shopping mall and work in teams to complete a structured report about retail atmospherics. The structure and role of marketing channels is further discussed.
An introduction to integrated marketing communications, including the communication process, elements of promotional mix and the role of traditional and digital media as channels of promotion.
An overview of product pricing, including objectives, strategies and key considerations for setting the right price. A presentation skills workshop provides advice for making effective presentations