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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Innovation in Strategic Marketing
UoS Code SMBA6006
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1, Semester 2 and Intensive July
Prerequisites None
Corequisites SMBA6001
Assumed Knowledge MBA Primers
Additional Information
Lectures Combination 4hr and full-day participatory lectures/workshops over semester
Assessment Reflective summary of online simulation (20%), Developing a personal brand (40%), Identifying existing opportunities for value co-creation (40%)
Description Marketing is at a cross roads in its evolution. Today, marketing strategy is less about focusing on the competition and more about innovating and collaborating within a broad network of relationships. These changes mean a fresh approach to every aspect of marketing - using customer insights, creating value, designing market offerings and implementing marketing strategies. This foundational unit provides a novel approach to strategic marketing, incorporating many practical frameworks with exemplars drawn from a wide variety of managerially relevant contexts. By the end of this foundational unit, students will have a clear perspective of how marketing relates to other functional areas of the business and they will have a good working knowledge of some practical tools and frameworks to assist them as managers. They will also understand the implications of how marketing is changing, especially in terms of a new generation of technologies that is enabling fresh approaches to strategic marketing.