STRATEGIC MARKETING - 2021/2
Module code: MANM434
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This module considers, discusses and evaluates the market orientation concepts and processes necessary for gaining sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace. Emphasis is placed upon identifying key strategic issues, competitive positioning and strategy formulation. Marketing strategies are examined from a strategic perspective with a particular focus on Environmental analysis, STP and strategic marketing planning.
Surrey Business School
SIAMPOS Anastasios (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: N500
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
· Market-driven strategy and the context of corporate, business and marketing strategy.
· Environmental analysis
· Competitive strategy and strategy formulation
· Strategic market segmentation, targeting and positioning
· Strategic marketing planning
· International marketing strategy
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||2 hour individual examination - Case study based||60|
Individual assignment (1,500 words report)
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
- the ability to define complex marketing problems and to relate to core strategic marketing strategies;
- advanced knowledge and application of marketing theories and concepts;
- the ability to investigate marketing strategies and present findings in a logical and coherent manner;
- the ability to identify and analyse marketing problems through the use of case studies.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- group assignment (40%), 3,000 words and,
- closed book examination (60%) based on a case study provided in advance of the examination. This will be during the exam period.
Formative assessment and feedback
This module adopts an enquiry based approach to assessment and feedback where resources are provided to students to enable them to identify their own strengths and weaknesses prior to an assessment, and in turn decide their own learning strategies. These resources include, although not limited to:
• seminars that will be designed to address the preparation process, team management, and other key issues associated with the group project;
• a detailed marking scheme will be supplied to students to explain the assessment criteria used and the weighting of each criterion. Criteria have been developed in line with the learning outcomes and reflect those;
• summative feedback, explaining what students did well and less well, will be published on SurreyLearn once the marking process of the group assignment is completed;
• the generic feedback, including a statistical breakdown, will also be posted on SurreyLearn so that students can gauge their own performance in relation to the whole cohort’s performance;
Marks will be returned to students within 3 weeks of submission (excluding bank holidays and university closure days), via SurreyLearn. Exam marks may be released later pending ratification at the Board of Examiners.
- To introduce and exemplify the concept of market-driven strategy development.
- To discuss key success factors and major trends in today’s business environment, with a focus on how these elements impact future market planning and strategy execution.
- To enable students to analyse market environments and formulate strategies to address key strategic issues.
- To develop the ability to apply marketing knowledge and skill in a management capacity, through the analysis of case studies.
|001||Identify, synthesise and apply relevant marketing theories within different contexts.||KC|
|002||Identify and analyse different marketing problems.||KT|
|003||Critically evaluate various marketing approaches and applications of strategy within a specific context.||KC|
|004||Organise and communicate ideas clearly.||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 22
Seminar Hours: 11
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The teaching and learning strategy is built upon contemporary issues and provides a synthesis of key strategic marketing concepts.
Teaching, learning and assessment on the module is focused on case study analysis. The use of case studies is central to the module and the teaching and learning methods as well as the assessment methods were chosen with this intention.
The teaching and learning methods include a mix of lectures, laboratory sessions and seminars. A range of methods will be incorporated including but not limited to: online resources, case studies, simulation games and student-centered active learning.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Strategic Marketing MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.