Marketing Consulting Project (Part 1) (MKTG6209)

UNIT OF STUDY

This is the first of two units which comprise the final project for the Master of Marketing. This consulting project provides an opportunity for students to use learning gained during the course in a real life case. A successful project applies analytical tools, research design, strategic thinking and project management skills to a real marketing issue. Students identify and approach a company and topic of their own choice. Examples of topics include: (new) product development and launch; developing a marketing strategy for geographic extension; entering a new market segment; or implementing a new marketing initiative such as CRM. Students work individually on their project with the support and guidance of a professional mentor. The unit starts with plenary sessions that introduce project scoping, project design and consulting skills. Students scope and design their project and deliver a project proposal that is approved by the client. In this first part of their project, students are assessed on quality of problem identification, analysis, creativity and relevance of the research proposal, client management skills and persuasive presentation.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Structured supervision and 2 seminar days

Assessment

project proposal (40%), in-class participation (20%), and project plan (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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.