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MN10573: Principles of marketing

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period:
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW30EX70
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Aims: In this unit our aim is to introduce students to, and encourage them to critically evaluate, the key principles and practices of marketing. These principles and practices will act as a foundation for pursuing other marketing related courses on the degree programme.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this unit students will be able to:
* Understand and critically evaluate core marketing principles.
* Apply and evaluate marketing models, theories and concepts commonly used in marketing practice.
* Analyse and evaluate contemporary marketing practice
* Understand the importance of marketing in advanced industrialized economies.

Skills: This unit is designed to develop students' intellectual, practical and key transferable skills in the following ways:
* Written communication skills (F/ A)
* Independent study skills (F/ A)
* Group working skills (F/ A)
* Analytical and evaluative skills (F/ A)
* Critical reflexivity towards the subject matter (F).

Content:
* What is marketing?
* The Marketing Environment
* Segmentation /Targeting/Positioning
* Products and Services
* Branding
* Promotion and Advertising
* Pricing
* Distribution Strategy
* Marketing Planning and Strategy x 2
* Global Issues.

Programme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021

MN10573 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 1)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 1)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 1)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
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