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MS2006: MARKETING (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This course provides students with an overview of the underpinning concepts of marketing, and the requirements for the development of a market oriented organisation. Specifically introduces the basic concepts of buyer behaviour, market research, the marketing mix and the strategic context of marketing. The linkages between marketing and other key functional areas of management, notably operations and human resource management are highlighted by this course, encouraging the adoption of a systems perspective.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Timothy T Stone

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  1. Marketing Concept: Introduction to key principles underpinning the modern concept of marketing. Comparison with other organisational orientations. Identification of key marketing tasks.
  2. Marketing Environment: Contextualisation of the marketing function. Impact of environmental factors on marketing activities. Relationship between the marketing organisation and its customers. Influences on consumer behaviour.
  3. Marketing Mix: Introduction to the core marketing tools. Address market research, product management, managing distribution, promotion and pricing. Develop an integrated perspective on marketing.
  4. Marketing in Practice: Examines examples of marketing successes and failures. Highlights the centrality of effective information management in the marketing process.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1x MCQ test (40%)

1x Briefing document (60%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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