Courses & Units

Foundations of Marketing BMA506

Introduction

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.

The focus of this unit is to develop your knowledge of what marketing is, how it works and why it is important in a business context. It provides you with a comprehensive description of the key theories and concepts upon which the marketplace can be understood, assessed and targeted. This unit will 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.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Marketing
Unit code BMA506
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Marketing
Coordinator Doctor Linda French
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the fundamentals of marketing and converse in marketing language.
  • Apply theories to understand, assess, and target particular market segments.
  • Analyse marketing mix using fundamental marketing theories.
  • Present in oral and written format analysis of marketing situations.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Recorded lectures; 4x3 workshops throughout the semester. Please refer to the timetable for dates, times and venue.

AssessmentApplication Presentations (APs) (25%)|Case Study, Part A (25%)|Case Study, Part B (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

You will need the following text

Grewal, D, Levy, M, Mathews, S, Harrigan, P, Bucic, T and Kopanidis, F 2021, 'Marketing' (3rd edition), McGraw-Hill Education, NSW (ISBN: 9781760423889).

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