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B2B marketing operates in an increasingly fast-paced and dynamic business landscape. New technologies, tools, and channels, when combined with increasingly complex business customer demands make the buying process strategically challenging. Marketing strategies drive marketing techniques and activities that offer customer value and secure sustainable revenue streams. This unit develops students’ knowledge of the theories, strategies, and principles underpinning B2B marketing. Students will develop skills to identify and address B2B marketing problems and make recommendations to solve B2B marketing problems. Further, students will learn how to develop B2B marketing strategies and tactics to drive competitive advantage to build and maintain market share.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Sometimes unavoidable circumstances occur that might prevent you from submitting an assignment on time and, in that case, you may be eligible to lodge a Special Consideration request.
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, please note that no extensions to assignment deadlines will be granted. Assignments that are submitted late will attract a late penalty:
|Practice-based activities||25%||No||Weeks 1-13|
|Simulation Game report||45%||No||Marketing plan Week 3-7; Report Week 8|
|B2B Strategic Plan||30%||No||Week 13|
Workshops allow students to engage in discussions and share their thoughts, help them articulate and communicate their point of view, and develop not only their own knowledge, but also assist collaborative learning to gain a better understanding of the topic. Each session students will work on specific activities.
Individual activities: 15 marks Group activities: 10 marks
More information about each class activity will be provided on iLearn.
Students take part in a computer based B2B marketing strategy simulation game. The game challenges students with decision-making exercises with respect to B2B strategic marketing practices within a realistic marketplace. This assessment is combination of individual- and group-based activities. Group-based: Implementation of the simulation game: 10 marks Individual-based: 2000 words report about strategic plan and recommendation: 35 marks More information about this assessment will be provided on iLearn.
This assignment gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of B2B theories and strategies to specific B2B company and a specific aspect of the company’s strategy and tactics. Further, students provide practical recommendations to the company on how to sustain their competitive advantage in the B2B context. Length: 2000 words More information about this assessment will be provided on iLearn.
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Classes: This unit has 3 hours of teaching per week, consisting of 1 x 1-hour seminar and 1 x 2-hour workshop as per unit schedule during the semester.
One-hour Seminar: PowerPoint Slides and pre-recording videos will be available on iLearn; students do not need to attend any seminars.
Two-hour Workshop: Workshops are presented in online mode. The workshop starts in week one. Students need to engage in weekly activities before attending workshops. The timetable for workshops can be found on the University website at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au.
Technology Used and Required
Please ensure that you have access to a personal computer so you are able to access the internet, use word processing software and PowerPoint program that are required for the preparation of assignments and presentations.
Prescribed and Recommended Texts and/or Materials Throughout the semester, a combination of textbooks, journal articles, and online materials (e.g. links to websites, online videos) will be used as learning resources. All resources are accessible from iLearn. Students are recommended to purchase the prescribed textbook.
Prescribed text: Zimmerman & Blythe. Business-to-Business Marketing Management A Global Perspective, 3rd Edition. Routledge Publications, 2018.
Please refer to iLearn
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