MANAGEMT 7104PT - Marketing Management

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 3 - 2015

Marketing lies at the core of all business. Whatever the character or size of your entity, its profit can come from only one place; the marketplace. All businesses are dependent on the income they earn from their customers, clients or buyers. In most larger businesses it is marketing managers who are primarily responsible for keeping their company close to its customers. In any case, all those who have a direct responsibility for identifying, reaching and satisfying customers are engaged in marketing and everybody in a business needs to understand its marketplace activities. This course offers a complete introduction to professional marketing thought and action. The course explains the nature and purpose of marketing, followed by the fundamentals of each of the most important marketing tasks. It analyses the business need for customer orientation, the evaluation of markets and the targeting of market opportunities. There is then assessment of buyer behaviour and the role of market information. In addition, the course explains how to integrate product and service decisions with those on pricing, distribution and promotion - and why this is necessary.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MANAGEMT 7104PT
    Course Marketing Management
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Restrictions Restricted to Certificate, Grad Dip and Master of Business Administration students only.
    Course Description Marketing lies at the core of all business. Whatever the character or size of your entity, its profit can come from only one place; the marketplace. All businesses are dependent on the income they earn from their customers, clients or buyers. In most larger businesses it is marketing managers who are primarily responsible for keeping their company close to its customers. In any case, all those who have a direct responsibility for identifying, reaching and satisfying customers are engaged in marketing and everybody in a business needs to understand its marketplace activities. This course offers a complete introduction to professional marketing thought and action.
    The course explains the nature and purpose of marketing, followed by the fundamentals of each of the most important marketing tasks. It analyses the business need for customer orientation, the evaluation of markets and the targeting of market opportunities. There is then assessment of buyer behaviour and the role of market information. In addition, the course explains how to integrate product and service decisions with those on pricing, distribution and promotion - and why this is necessary.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Cullen Habel

    Course Staff:

    Name: Dr Cullen Habel
    Location: Room 10.20
    Building: 10 Pulteney Street
    Telephone: +61 8 83134763
    email: cullen.habel@adelaide.edu.au

    I will be available for consultation via email and by appointment, please contact me to organise a time. Please check your student email and MyUni, as announcements may be communicated electronically.

    Brief Bio:
    Cullen Habel completed his PhD thesis in 2007, entitled “Formalising Double Jeopardy and Deconstructing Dynamics in Repeat Purchase Markets”, using mathematical modelling methods to understand marketing phenomena. His publication record so far includes the Journal of Business Research, the Marketing Bulletin and refereed conference proceedings at the Australia New Zealand Marketing Academy and the European Marketing Academy.

    Cullen has taught a range of marketing courses, including Marketing Principles, Consumer Behaviour, Market Analysis, Brand Management, E-Marketing and Advanced Wine Marketing at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has also taught offshore on a regular basis in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, and has been a program director for postgraduate programs in Marketing at the University of South Australia.

    Prior to an academic career, Cullen spent 15 years in a number of sales and marketing roles, most recently in the packaging industry as a supplier to some of Australia’s largest consumer and export food brands. Cullen has acted as a research associate with the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, contributing to a global research program that services companies such as Unilever, Mars, General Motors, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Turner Broadcasting, and British Airways.

    Cullen was a lecturer in the University of Adelaide Business School from 2008 – 2012 and still remains responsible for a number of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as supervising a number of PhD projects, some student internships (undergraduate) and MBA consulting projects.

    Cullen spends a lot of the rest of his time pursuing his own academic research projects as well as commercial market research and consultancy. Plus some skydiving as a freefall cameraman and instructor.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Knowledge and Understanding

    This course aims to provide you with the foundations of marketing where you will be introduced to a series of system frameworks that will enable you to identify your customers, analyse the nature of the competitive and industrial environment and develop or evaluate the specifications of a marketing plan based on market research and analysis.

    Within an MBA program the goal is to enable you to develop an understanding of the firm and its customer from a marketing viewpoint, to enable better decision making and strategic planning through understanding the concepts and system framework of marketing.

    Specific Learning Objectives
    This course is designed to develop:
    1. Understanding how complex business situations require systemic integration of a wide range of functional issues
    2. The ability to evaluate and synthesise information and existing knowledge from numerous sources and experiences
    3. Application of relevant marketing theories to the demands of business and management practice
    4. Recognition of the limits of marketing management practice and a capacity to identify, develop and apply alternative methods to coincide with diverging interests
    5. Identification of complex business and systems issues, ascertain their causes and effects through application of appropriate systems frameworks and analytical tools, develop feasible and constructive solutions and provide advice to relevant marketing managers for successful implementation
    6. An appreciation of the ethical issues within marketing management functions
    7. Writing skills relevant for senior managerial roles
    8. Constructive participation in team situations to complete tasks and meet deadlines

    Communication Skills
    The continuing development of good inter-personal and communication skills is widely recognised as important for all graduates. This course specifically seeks to develop students’ abilities to discuss case studies and write a management style report outlining the marketing profile of an organisation. The MBA Communication Skills Guide is available from the course MyUni site.

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,3,4
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2,5
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 8
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 8
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 7
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 4
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 4
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Text Book: Kotler, P. And Keller, K. L. (2012) Framework for Marketing Management, 5th edition, Pearson, New Jersey. ISBN 978-0-273-75251-6 (or other appropriate text)

    Readings: See Course Materials - Assigned reading material has been provided to generate greater depth of understanding on particular topics and may be discussed during class sessions. It is likely that this material will provide useful examples and references during assessment.

    Additional information is provided for some topics at the end of your course folder. This includes:
    • Session 3 - Gabbot, M, (2004) Principles of Marketing: A Value Exchange Approach, Chapter 3, 116-144, Pearson, Sydney
    • Session 5 - Neal, C, Quester, P and Hawkins, D (2005) ‘Evaluating and Selecting Alternatives’, Consumer Behaviour Ch 5, McGraw-Hill, North Rhyde
    • Session 6 - Wright, R (2004), ‘Decision Making and Segmenting Business Markets’ Chapter 4 in Business-to-Business Marketing: a step by step guide, FT-Prentice Hall, Essex
    • Session 7 - Doyle, P & Stern, P (2006) ‘Building Successful Brands’ Ch 6 in Marketing Management and Strategy, FT Prentice Hall, Essex
    Online Learning
    Course Website: www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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