MARKETNG 3504 - Services Marketing III
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code MARKETNG 3504 Course Services Marketing III Coordinating Unit Business School Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites MARKETNG 1001 Course Description Theoretical foundations and practical application of marketing of services examined. Topics include the nature of services, marketing framework and the marketing mix for services, service encounter, human factor and service quality. This course focuses on the key elements (culture, communications, strategy, operations, people and technology) that marketers must integrate to establish and sustain service excellence and provide customer value. While the course examines broad issues in managing service businesses and the service component of manufacturing firms, a core theme is a how customer value is created. Topics include nature of service products, consumer behaviour in service settings, service quality and satisfaction, developing service strategies, managing customer service, servicescape strategies, service recovery and service technologies.
Course Coordinator: Professor Arvid Hoffmann
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Lectures for this course start in week 1, see the timetable for details. Tutorials start week 1, see the timetable for details.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand and explain the nature and scope of services marketing and present about this in a professional and engaging manner;
- Use critical analysis to perceive service shortcomings with reference to ingredients to create service excellence;
- Provide a theoretical and practical basis for assessing service performance using company examples and report on this in a professional, logical and coherent way;
- Identify and discuss characteristics and challenges of managing service firms in the modern world including cultural implications;
- Discuss key linkages between marketing and other business functions in the context of designing and operating an effective service system.
- Work effectively and efficiently in a team addressing services marketing topics.
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2, 4 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 3, 4, 5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1, 6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesLovelock C, Patterson P, Wirtz J, 2015, Service Marketing: An Asian Pacific and Australian Perspective, 6th edition, Pearson Australia, Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia.
Recommended ResourcesStudents are encouraged to utilise the following texts which are available in the library:
Zeithaml V, Bitner M, Gremler D, 2009, Services Marketing: Integrating Customer Focus across the Firm, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin, USA.
Kaspe H, Helsdingen P, Gabbott M, 2006, Services Marketing Management: A Strategic Perspective, 2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester UK.
Other useful journals include:
The Journal of Marketing
The Journal of Service Research
The Journal of Marketing Research
The Journal of Services Marketing
The Journal of Consumer Research
The European Journal of Marketing
Managing Service Quality
Harvard Business Review
Online LearningOnline support is available through MyUni course website.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course offers a two hour weekly lecture and one hour tutorial. Students are assessed on their participation and engagement in tutorials which involves preparing questions and actively engaging with the tutor and other students. Tutorials start week 1.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.This course offers a two-hour lecture and one-hour tutorial each week.
Learning Activities SummaryWeek 1
Marketing in the Service Economy
Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality
Managing People for Service Advantage
Positioning Services, Supplementary and Core Services
Distributing Services Through Physical and Electronic Channels
Crafting the Service Environment
Managing Customer Relationships
Integrated Services Marketing Communications
Understanding Costs and Developing Pricing, Balancing Capacity
Managing the Customer Service Function
Handling Customer Complaints and Managing Service Recovery, Exam Revision
No lecture, no tutorial
Specific Course RequirementsPrerequisites: MARKETNG 2500 or MARKETNG 1001
Corequisites: Not applicable.
Incompatible: MARKETNG 3013, WINEMKTG 2033 and WINEMKTG 2502EX
Restrictions: Not applicable
Quota: Not applicable.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- 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 Item Weighting Related Learning Outcome Tutorial attendance and participation 5% Case study presentation (group) 10% Service Encounter Diary and Analysis (individual) 15% Literature Report (group) 20% Final exam (individual) 50% Total 100%
Assessment DetailAssessment requirements are clearly covered in the Course Outline and also within MyUni and in lectures and tutorials during the semester.
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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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