MARKETNG 1001 - Introduction to Marketing I

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the principles of Marketing. There will be a focus on the management of the marketing activities and how marketing relates to overall organisational functioning, including the management of exchange processes between business units and consumers and between firms. It will include topics such as environmental analysis, industry and competitor analysis, objective setting, marketing strategies, market mix components, and finally implementation and control mechanisms. Additionally, the course will provide opportunities for the practical implementation of the concepts covered and the development of problem solving skills by means of face-to-face seminars and tutorials, online learning and a marketing practice simulation.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MARKETNG 1001
    Course Introduction to Marketing I
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the principles of Marketing. There will be a focus on the management of the marketing activities and how marketing relates to overall organisational functioning, including the management of exchange processes between business units and consumers and between firms. It will include topics such as environmental analysis, industry and competitor analysis, objective setting, marketing strategies, market mix components, and finally implementation and control mechanisms. Additionally, the course will provide opportunities for the practical implementation of the concepts covered and the development of problem solving skills by means of face-to-face seminars and tutorials, online learning and a marketing practice simulation.
    Course Staff
    Lecturer in Charge: Dr Dean Wilkie

    Location:Room 10.11, Nexus 10
    Telephone: 8313 4514
    Email: dean.wilkie@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Website: www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au

    My consultation hours are by appointment. If you would like to see me, please email me to set up atime. Please make sure you liaise with your tutor as a primary contact point.

    Tutor contact details will be uploaded once finalised

    Course Timetable

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

    Week Date Topic Readings Tutorials
    1 27/ 28
    July
    Introduction to Marketing 1 No tutorial
    2 2/3
    Aug
    Marketing Strategy and Environment 2, 3 Overview and group formation
    3 9/10
    Aug
    Buyer Behaviour 4, 5 Prepare the following general marketing question for discussion:
    · Your company president has decided to restructure the organisation and become more market-oriented. She is going to announce the changes at an upcoming meeting. She has asked you to prepare a short speech outlining the general reasons for the new company orientation. Prior to the tutorial, write down some dotpoints reflecting these reasons, ready for discussion in the tutorial.

    · Explain why you think that a course in marketing will help you in your career in some field other than marketing.

    · You are given the task of deciding the marketing strategy for a transportation company. How do the marketing mix elements(product, price, place and promotion) change when the target market is (a) low-income workers without personal transportation, (b) corporate international business travellers, or (c) companies with urgent documents or perishable materials to get to customer.
    4 16/17
    Aug
    Market Research and Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning 6, 7 Tutorial  Activity to be held in the Computer suit

    ***Check tutorial location on Course Planner***

    · Familiarise yourself with the simulation by registering for a practice game prior to Monday 9am of Week 4  (register to your tutor’s link on MyUni with your official enrolled
    name and student email address (i.e., firstname.surname@student.adelaide.edu.au)

    5 23/24
    Aug
    Brand Equity and Positioning 8 Discussion on the individual assignment 

    Prepare the following Positioning question for discussion:
    · Exam the perceptual map for the airline category and the quadrant analysis for Qantas and Virgin: Why is positioning important? How can marketers use this information to make strategic decisions?
    6 30/31
    Aug
    Product Strategy 9 · No tutorial - Group meetings
    7 6/7
    Sept
    Pricing and Distribution 11, 14 Prepare the following Branding and Product question for discussion:
    · Find a category of consumer goods sold within your local supermarket. Evaluate the similarities and differences in terms of packaging, product attributes and prices. Given this analysis, is there an opportunity for a challenger strategy? Identify products that are in each stage of the product lifecycle. Explain why you believe it belongs in that particular stage.
    8 13/14
    Sept
    Integrated Marketing Communications 12, 13 Prepare the following Pricing question for discussion:
    · Collect two price-oriented advertisements from the local newspaper. What pricing approach is being used and why?

    Prepare the following Distribution question for discussion:
    · Decide which distribution intensity level - intensive,selective or exclusive – is used for the following products, and why: Piaget watches, Land Rover sport utility vehicles, M&M’s, special edition Barbie dolls and Colgate toothpaste
    Mid Semester Break
    9 4/5
    Oct
    No Lecture: Simulation and Tutorial Mentoring Session Mentoring Session in tutorials - to be held in the computer suit ***Check tutorial
    location on Course Planner***

    Prepare questions your group would like to discuss relating to strategic marketing decisions required for the simulation—send it to your tutor in preparation.
    10 11/12
    Oct
    No Lecture: Simulation and Tutorial Mentoring Session Mentoring Session in tutorials - to be held in the computer suit ***Check tutorial location on Course Planner***

    Prepare questions your group would like to discuss relating to strategic marketing decisions required for the simulation—send it to your tutor in preparation.
    11 18/19
    Oct
    Marketing Ethics and Global Marketing 3,15 · Presentations - groups 1 to 3

    12 25/26
    Oct
    Course Review · Presentations - groups 4 and 5
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Knowledge and Understanding
    This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of Marketing. There will be a focus on the management of the marketing activities and how marketing relates to the overall organisational functioning and how the individual elements of marketing are coordinated in a strategic manner. Additionally, the course will aim to provide some opportunities for the practical implementation of the main concepts covered and the development of problem solving skills through the use of case studies.

    Leaning Objectives
    By the end of this course students should be able to:
    1. Understand fundamental principles of marketing
    2. Explain marketing concepts and ideas in their own words
    3. Develop an organisation’s marketing strategy and implementation as part of a simulation
    4. Think strategically about marketing issues
    5. Successfully work as a team
    6. Develop an argument and express themselves clearly in written and oral communication
    7. Consider ethical issues
    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, 3, 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
    1, 2, 3, 4
    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
    5, 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
    All objectives
    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
    7
    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
    5, 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The textbook for the course will be Lamb, C.W., Hair, J.F., McDaniel, M., Summers, J., and Gardiner, M. (2015) MKTG3, 3rd Asia-Pacific Edition, Cengage Learning Australia Pty Ltd (ISBN 9780170355506). 

    This text is also available as an e-book. The textbook has a related website address which provides additional and updated material including relevant websites and self-testing tools.

    The simulation required for this course is Practice Marketing from McGraw Hill. You will be provided with information on how to purchase simulation access in the first lecture.
    Recommended Resources
    Pay as much attention as possible to the marketing activities going on around you. You can do this in a number of ways:
    • Develop close liaison with marketing managers where you work (if you are employed);
    • Regular monitoring of the local business media;
    • Daily scrutiny of a business newspaper;
    • Attend relevant seminars and networking events (e.g. AMI, Emerging Marketers)
    • Accessing business publications on the internet (e.g. Marketing Magazine, B&T).
    • Observation of marketing during daily activities (e.g. shopping, watching TV)
    If you do this in combination with studying this course, it will help you get a deep understanding of marketing activities and related strategic thinking.
    Online Learning
    Resources for this course are available from the relevant MyUni site.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    As outlined in the course timetable, this course uses face-to-face lectures with discussions and tutorials, online video and learning content, as well as a marketing simulation game. The timetable will be discussed in depth in the first lecture.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This means that you are expected to commit approximately 12 hours for a three-unit course in total per week.

    Students in this course are expected to attend all lectures and view all video content online throughout the semester plus one tutorial class each week and engage with the online learning content in the relevant weeks.

    Tutorial classes will be held weekly commencing week 2 beginning Monday 1st of August. Membership of tutorial classes is to be finalised by the end of the third week of the semester.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Discussions within lectures and tutorials are an important component of your learning in this course. The communication skills developed by regularly and actively participating in discussions are considered to be most important by the Business School and are highly regarded by employers and professional bodies.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    As part of this course, you will work with a group of students on developing and marketing your own backpack as part of a marketing simulation. To support your learning process as you engage with the simulation and compete against other student teams, two mentoring sessions will be scheduled for each group to meet with the lecturer in charge during tutorials. During those sessions you can ask any questions, discuss your decisions and strategies, as well as more generally reflect on your learning.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    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.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Due Date and Time Weighting Related Learning
    Outcome
    Individual Assignment Week 8, Friday 16th of Sept 20% 1, 2, 4, 6
    Simulation Result  (Group Assessment) Simulation Weeks 9-10 10% All (excl. oral presentation)
    Simulation Reflection Presentation
      (Group Assessment)
    Weeks 11-12. All presentations need to be uploaded
    into Turnitin by Monday 9am, 17th of October
    10% All
    Tutorial Participation N/A 10% All
    Final Exam (3hrs; closed book) TBA 50% All (excl. oral presentation)
    Total 100%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    To gain a pass for this course, a mark of at least 45% must be obtained on the examination as well as a total of at least 50% overall. Students not achieving the minimum exam mark will be awarded no more than 49.

    All assignments are to be lodged prior to the due date and time. A late assignment where no extension has been granted will be penalised by a reduction of 10% of the mark given for each day, or part of a day, that it is late.

    Extensions to the due date of individual assessment may be granted under special circumstances. An extension request or application for supplementary exam based on illness or compassionate grounds must include the "Supporting Statement / Certification Form" that is page 4 of the Supplementary Assessment application available at: www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/pdfs/supp_applic.pdf Students applying for an extension based on medical reasons must visit their medical practitioner, with that approved University form, and have the medical practitioner complete it. A normal doctor's certificate will not be accepted.

    Legible hand-writing and the quality of English expression are considered to be integral parts of the assessment process. Marks may be deducted in the final examination because of poor hand-writing.
    Students in this course are not permitted to take a DICTIONARY (English or English-Foreign) into the examination. In this course, the use of calculators in the examination is not permitted. Also, students are not permitted to bring mobile phones into the examination.


    Assessment Detail
    The Individual assignment and group asssessments are largely based on the simulation. To get started on the simulation:

    1. Go the web address provided by your Instructor on the MyUni Simulation section.
    2. Click the “Register Now” Button.
    3. Enter your email address.
    4. Enter your access code, select “Buy Online”.
    5. Complete the registration form, click “Submit” .
    6. Log into mhpractice.com and start playing Practice Marketing.

     N.B. 1. You will need to register with your official enrolment name(as per university records) tobeidentified and allocated a   grade.2. You will also need to register with your University email address i.e. firstname.surname@student.adelaide.edu.au (do not use you astudentid email address). Students must ensure they have followed instructions to access the practice games and the final assessed simulation game.

    It is each individual’s responsibility to have access to the simulation practice game by Week 4 (tutorial 2). Week 4 tutorials will run through the game in computer labs and each student will be able to access practice games. You will need to register with your tutor’s link (on MyUni)


    Assignment (Individual Assessment)         20%

    Due Date:     Week 8, Friday 16th of September. All assignments to be submitted through Turnitin.

    This assessment is basd on the simulation. It is designed to prepare students for the decisions that have to be taken to complete the simulation game and successfully market their product (i.e., backpack). As part of this assignment, students will expand on the alternative strategies that could be adopted as well as their advantages and disadvantages. The assignment should not exceed 1000 words.
    Choose one area of decision making:
         - Selecting a target segment
         - Choosing a product strategy
         - Deciding on the pricing strategy
         - Determining the distribution strategy
         - Selecting the promotion strategy (optional for all groups, as the assignment is due prior to relevant lecture)

    Your assignment should include the following points:
    1.Think creatively and generate a list of alternative strategies;
    2.Briefly discuss the advantages and disadvantages ofeach strategy;
    3.Choose one strategy and discuss your reasoning for this choice. Please ensure that you integrate relevant marketing theory and concepts into your discussion.

    To achieve maximum benefit of this exercise, each group must cover at least four different areas of decision making (e.g. target segment, product strategy etc). Hence, please make sure that you allocate different areas of decision making to individual members of the group. Please ensure that you are familiar with the relevant marking rubric prior to completing your assignment (available on MyUni).

    Simulation Result (Group assessment)    10%

    In groups of approx. 5, students are expected to compete against other groups in their tutorial in a marketing simulation game. All the relevant informationon the simulation will be provided in the first lecture and during the first tutorials, with additional information uploaded on MyUni. Two mentoring sessions will be held in Week 9 and 10 to discuss your strategy and any related questions. Please assign a team captain that is responsible for contacting your tutor on your group’s behalf and keeping a group diary/meeting minutes.

    All students within a group will share the same mark for the simulation game result. It is your responsibility to ensure that all members of the teamwork together in deriving decisions that need to be made for each round. Your group is expected to make one turn per the due date, which means your group must make one decision for all of the marketing strategy components before each turn (please note that this decision could be that in some instances would be to keep your strategy as is). Teams experiencing problems with one member should report this to their tutor as soon as the problems emerge.

    The deadlines for each round are include in the course timetable. There will be no excuses for missing the deadline for each simulation round.

    Following the final round of the final simulation game, groups will be provided with an overall score. This is based on a number of performance indicators, including return on marketing (40%), market share (30%) and customer satisfaction (30%). The final score is out of 100 and will be converted to a score out of 5.

    The following calculations are used by the simulation in calculating your final score:
                                                                  
                                                                             Return on Marketing (40%)

                        [Net Profit -(Marketing Costs + Distribution Costs)] / (Marketing Costs + Distribution Costs)
                           ***N.B. Net Profit = (Sum of (Net Price x Units Sold) for each channel)–Total Costs***

                                                                                   Market Share (30%)
                                                                 Company’s Market Share after the final turn

                                                                       Customer Satisfaction Score (30%)
                          (Characteristics Score + Features Score + Price Score + Message Score + Interest Level) / 5

    N.B. If you are having problems with accessing Practice Marketing, please refer to the simulation trouble shooting documents on MyUni or go to www.mhhe.com/supportor call 1800 646 572. McGraw Hill representatives are able to assist you with technical problems, not your tutor/lecturer.

    Simulation Reflection (Group assessment)    10% 

    Due Date: Weeks 11 and 12; differs depending on the tutorial enrolment

    The purpose of this 15 minute (max.) group presentation is to demonstrate what you have learned through the process of marketing your backpack, developing and revising your marketing strategy, including all marketing mix elements, analysing target markets, competition and performance, as well as receiving insight from the various departments of your virtual organisation. As part of this reflection presentation, groups are required to identify two marketing strategies implemented in the simulation (one that was successful and another that was unsuccessful) using marketing concepts and terminologies learned throughout the course, and explain why the decisions were made. Finally, groups should identify alternative strategies that they could implement in the future if they were to encounter a similar problem as a marketing professional. Groups should draw from and reflect on their individual assignment.

    Your power point slides need to be uploaded into Turnitin by Monday 9am, 17th of October. In addition, a handout of the slides (3 slides per page) should be provided to your tutor in class on the day and time you present.

    Tutorial Participation              10%

    A mark is awarded for tutorial participation and attendance. Students are required to not only attend tutorials but to prepare the questions outlined below and to actively participate in the tutorial discussions. Tutorial content and required preparation are outlined in the course timetable.

    Final Exam           50%

    There will be a three (3) hour closed book exam plus 10 minutes reading time. The general format and nature of this exam will be discussed in class in week 12. The final exam will cover materials from the entire course. Students must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the course and interpretive and analytical ability in multiple choice and written sections.
    Submission
    Extensions to the due date of individual assessment may be granted under special circumstances. An extension request based on illness or on exceptional personal circumstances must include the "Supporting Statement / Certification Form" that is page 4 of the Supplementary Assessment application available at: www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/pdfs/supp_applic.pdf

    Students applying for an extension based on medical reasons must visittheir medical practitioner, with that approved University form, and have the medical practitioner complete it. A normal doctor's certificate will not be accepted. For supplementary examination on compassionate grounds refer to:http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/pdfs/supp_applic.pdf

    Quality of English expression is considered to be an integral part of the assessment process. Marks may be deducted because of grammar and spelling.

    Presentation of Assignments

    • Please retain a copy of all assignments submitted.
    • Markers can refuse to accept assignments which do not have a signed acknowledgement of the University’s Policy on Plagiarism: www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/230/.
    • For this course, students are required to submit their assignment via MyUni
    • It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that copies of assignments have been received by the teaching staff.
    Assignment Guidelines including Referencing Details
    A copy of the Communication Skills Guide will have been given to you at the beginning of your program. This guide will assist you structure your assignments. A copy of the guidecan also be downloaded from http://www.business.adelaide.edu.au/about/publications/colour_communication_skills.pdf

    This publication also provides guidelines on a range of other important communication skills including writing essays and management reports, making oral presentations etc. In preparing any written piece of assessment for your undergraduate studies it is important to draw on the relevant ‘literature’ to support critical analysis. Also essential is to reference the literature used. Correct referencing is important because it identifies the source of the ideas and arguments that you present, and sometimes the source of the actual words you use, and helps to avoid the problem of plagiarism. Further assistance with referencing is available from the Faculty’s Learning Support Advisors. The contact details are provided on page 6 of the Communication Skills Guide.

    Late Assignment Submission
    Students are expected to submit their work by the due date to maintain a fair and equitable system. Extensions will generally only be given for medical or other serious reasons. All requests for extensions must be emailed to the lecturer in charge of the course before the due date. Each request will be assessed on its merits. A late assignment (without prior arrangement) will be penalised by a 5% mark reduction for each day that it is late.

    Return of Assignments
    Lecturers aim to mark assignments within two (2) weeks of the due date with written feedback
    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.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

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

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