Courses & Units

Marketing Insights into Big Data BMA708

Hobart

Note:

It is strongly recommended that you complete BMA506 Foundations of Marketing and BMA604 Consumer Decision Making before undertaking this unit to ensure you have the necessary level of knowledge to successfully complete assessments.

Introduction

Marketing decision-making is growing in importance in the business world. More than ever before, organisations are placing greater emphasis on the marketers' ability to evaluate, anticipate, and illustrate the contribution of marketing to organisational performance. Increasingly, senior managers are requiring greater rigour and accountability for investments in marketing activities. Within marketing, there is arealisation that practitioners need to be able to justify their strategies, tactics and the associated outcomes, using relevant metrics. Marketing analytics seeks to build a link between the marketing activity of the organisation and the outcomes that result from it.

The focus of this unit is on developing, analysing, and evaluating appropriate models to measure the performance of marketing activities. It will develop students' knowledge of key strategic and technical decision-making models and metrics that form the foundation of marketing analytics. Students will gain knowledge and skills to predict the outcome of marketing plans in order to boost return on marketing investment.

Summary

Unit name Marketing Insights into Big Data
Unit code BMA708
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Marketing
Coordinator Professor Steven D'Alessandro
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

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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

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically examine different methods of data analysis and presentation for social networks, complex systems and relational links.
  • Apply intermediate skills in spreadsheets and data visualisation software to identify trends and relationships among factors in industry and society.
  • Analyse government, industry and social media data to identify relationships and trends.
  • Critically evaluate conclusions drawn from different data and analytic tools.
  • Create interactive models using appropriate software and effectively communicate results and findings to aid decision-makers in understanding interrelationships and trends.
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
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

AssessmentSpreadsheet Analysis (35%)|Data Visualisation (35%)|Complex Systems (30%)
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Textbooks

Required

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