|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Admission to MRes
In order to compete effectively in increasingly dynamic markets, firms must be cognisant of the importance of marketing and how it contributes to the achievement of strategic goals. This cognition is enhanced when they can effectively apply marketing theories to solve marketing problems. Marketing theories explain how and why value is created and offered to consumers and captured by the firm. Through appropriate identification and utilization of marketing theory, firms can deal with challenges from consumers as well as markets that may simply go beyond the traditional boundaries that are thought to operate.
In this unit, students will develop knowledge of differing perspectives and schools of thought about marketing theory, and contemporary debates on marketing theory and practice. Students will learn different insights into the foundations and evolution of marketing, and the effectiveness of applying differing perspective and school of thought about marketing theory in specific contexts.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Late assessment submissions must also be submitted through the appropriate submission link in iLearn. No extensions will be granted unless an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available.
Note: Further information on submitting an Application for Special Consideration can be found at https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration
|Participatory Task||20%||No||Week 1 - 13|
|Critical Analysis||40%||No||Week 7|
In participatory task, students will be assessed based on the extent of their contribution to discussion, accuracy of their answers to questions, and the relevance of comments and questions to the weekly topic discussed in workshops/forum.
Students are to select one marketing theory / concept from their seminar material, prescribed/recommended readings, or any teaching materials provided to them from Week 1 - Week 5 and explain how the theory has evolved over the years, identify the similarity/differences between this theory and other related theories. Further, students have to apply the chosen theory and recommend how marketing practitioners can address a contemporary marketing issue based on the theory. Students have to provide a 2000 words ±10% written analysis.
Students will be asked to identify a relevant gap between marketing theory and practice in the essay, and recommend future research directions to address this gap – what should marketing theorists do to enhance the relevance of the theories and what should marketing practitioners do to adapt/adopt theories in practice.
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The unit has both face to face and online delivery. The delivery time for this unit is 3 hours per week over 13 weeks period, which consists of:
The unit is delivered in a flipped mode. Students should watch the online lecture and engage in online practical activities prior to participating in the workshop. In addition to the 3 hours described above, students are expected to spend a minimum of 3 hours per week for class preparation and studying the online resources and reading materials.
There is no prescribed textbook for the unit. All required and recommended readings are journal articles that are accessible on iLearn.
Please refer to iLearn
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