Courses & Units

Foundations of Marketing XPD508

Hobart

Introduction

The aim of this unit is to equip you with the foundational knowledge and skills required to engage in and manage the process through which a firm’s value offerings are marketed to customers. The unit prepares international students for post graduate studies in Business by developing their knowledge of what marketing is, how it works and why it is important in a business context. You will also develop advanced knowledge and skills in effectively using vocabulary in marketing contexts. The unit provides you with a comprehensive description of the, key theories and concepts upon which the marketplace can be understood, assessed and targeted Marketing is a business function that goes beyond the mere act of selling or advertising—it encompasses the entire process through which value is created, captured and offered to customers. It is critical that organisations establish and maintain relationships with customers to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage. In order to compete effectively in an increasingly dynamic global market, managers must be cognisant of the importance of marketing and how it contributes to the achievement of strategic goals.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Marketing
Unit code XPD508
Credit points 12.5
College/School Academic Division
Provost
Discipline University Pathways
Coordinator Barry Hemmings
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Third Party (UP Education)
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the fundamentals of marketing;
  • Discuss and apply the theories upon which the marketplace can be understood, assessed, and targeted;
  • Apply the marketing mix to analyse marketing problems;
  • Analyze and communicate marketing problems and solutions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080505 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

BMA506

Teaching

AssessmentCase Study - Part B (50%)|Application Presentations (25%)|Case Study Part A (25%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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