Contemporary Consumer Behaviour (MKTG6204)


This unit explores contemporary consumer behaviour and how this knowledge can be useful in assisting marketing managers to enhance their decision-making in contemporary markets. To achieve this objective, the unit moves beyond basic consumer behaviour theory to understand how contemporary consumers behave across a wide variety of contexts, including commercial and not-for-profit markets. Where appropriate the unit explores various techniques of investigating consumer behaviour and developing a consumer centric approach. The unit also highlights how knowledge of consumer insights can appropriately be linked to various marketing practices so as to increase the likelihood of achieving marketing goals.

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Intensive - 6 days, 9am - 4:30pm


fundamental quizzes (10%), written report (25%), report presentation (20%), class participation (15%), exam (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge includes the funadamentals of marketing and consumer behaviour theory.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.