MARKETNG 7032 - Strategic Marketing (M)
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 3 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MARKETNG 7032 Course Strategic Marketing (M) Coordinating Unit Adelaide Business School Term Trimester 3 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites MARKETNG 7104 Course Description The course examines the development and implementation of marketing strategy by providing a framework from which to identify and evaluate strategic options and programs. Topics: forecasting and contextual possibilities, product category life cycles and strategic implications, product-market definition, relationships with channels of distribution, relationships with customers, competitive analysis, models for marketing strategists, portfolio models, strategic assessment of offerings, marketing strategy implementation systems. This course requires that students have a strong foundation of marketing knowledge gained from Introduction to Marketing (in particular a knowledge of market segmentation).
Course Coordinator: Amelie Burgess
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the key principles of marketing strategy
- Explain marketing and strategy concepts and ideas in their own words
- Think strategically about marketing issues and provide recommendations
- Successfully work as a team
- Deliver an oral presentation in a professional, engaging manner
- Prepare a professional, logical and coherent report in the form of a marketing plan
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesDue to the complexity of the subject, many texts can aid understanding. The main text is:
- Walker, O,. Gountas, J,. , Mavondo, F,. Mullins, J,. Marketing Strategy: A Decision-Focused Approach. McGraw-Hill, 2015 (or an earlier version).
- The key references (as recommended resources) are listed in 3.2.
Best R, 2005, Market Based Management, 4th edition, Pearson
Brown L, 1997 Competitive Marketing Strategy, 2nd edition, Nelson ITP
Jain S, 2004 Marketing Planning and Strategy, 6th edition, Thomson
Hou W C, 2013 Sun Tzu and The Art of War, Pearson
- Aaker, D.A., and Mills, M.K, Strategic Market Management, (Pacific Rim Edition): Brisbane, Wiley, 2005;
- Best, R., Market-Based Management – fourth edition, Pearson, 2005;
- Brown L., Competitive Marketing Strategy - second edition, Nelson ITP, 1997;
- Jain, S. Marketing Planning & Strategy – sixth edition, Thomson. 2004;
- Wee Chow Hou et al, Sun Tzu War & Management, Addison-Wesley, 1991
- A range of additional articles is also provided to add depth of understanding on the subject area and to provide information on the latest thinking within the discipline.
- Asian Wall Street Journal;
- European Journal of Marketing;
- Harvard Business Review;
- The Economist.
- Read also the Business Section of The Australian and The Age.
Additional case studies and articles will be distributed in class or via MyUni.
Online LearningSome students may be offshore so will undertake the course through online learning. Sessions will be recorded.
For participation those who are offshore may send a weekly question posed in the lecture by a due date.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesSeminars are 3 hours each week. The classes will be a mix betweeen discussion, class exercises and/or student presentations along with the presentation of a new topic by the lecturer. Students in this course are expected to attend all classes throughout the trimester.
Students will be expected to have reviewed the topic to be discussed and attempted any set questions/exercises prior to each seminar. There is a strong assumption that students will engage in seminar discussions in an informed way as class participation is a major aspect of the learning experience. As some students are offshore due to COVID 19, there will be a participation question each week they can send through by the required deadline on the MyUni site to gain participation marks.
Students will be involved in a marketing simulation exercise and must be prepared to fully participate in a a group in order to make ongoing strategic decisions.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The University expects full-time students to devote a total of
48 hours per week to thier studies. This means that you are expected to
commit approximately 9 hours for a three-unit course or 13 hours for a
four-unit course, of private study outside of your regular clasess.
Students in this course are expected to attend all classes througout the semester.
Learning Activities Summary
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Marketing Investigation Plan Group 10% Simulation Review Presentation (PPT & Script) Group 5% Simulation Review Report Group 15% Case Studies (in class or online via Myuni) Individual 10% Participation in class or online via MyUni Individual 10% Final Exam Individual 50%
Assessment Related Requirements1. Criteria that will be used to assess student's work are available in course Assessment Detail.
2. To gain a pass for this course, a mark of at least 50% must be obtained on the examination as well as a total of at least 50% overall.
3. Students not achieving the minimum exam mark will be awarded no more than 49.All assignments are to be lodged by the due date and time.
4. A late assignment where no extension has been granted will be penalised by a reduction of 5% of the mark given for each day, or part of a day, that it is late.
No information currently available.
All assignment submissions should be via Turnitin on MyUni.
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
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