Surrey University Stag

MARKETING - 2023/4

Module code: MANM017

Module Overview

This module is designed to provide MSc students with a rigorous theoretical framework for analysing and understanding Marketing in national and interantional contexts.  Integrating theoretical concepts and models with practical application, students explore the contribution that Marketing can make to successful businesses and multi-national enterprises (MNEs)  Theory and case studies from the UK and across the globe are used to analyse environmental conditions, marketing competition, consumer behaviour, marketing strategy, marketing planning, tactics and operations, and the growing influence of technology.

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

PITARDI Valentina (SBS)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: N500

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 106

Lecture Hours: 11

Seminar Hours: 11

Guided Learning: 11

Captured Content: 11

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Indicative content includes:


  • Marketing Environment

  • Consumer Behavior

  • Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning

  • Marketing tactics and channels

  • Relationship Marketing

  • Marketing Research


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework GROUP PRESENTATION 40
Coursework INDIVIDUAL REPORT (1500 WORDS) 60

Alternative Assessment

For Group Presentation: Individual assignment (1000 words)  

Assessment Strategy

Coursework 1: GROUP PRESENTATION (40%)

The first assignment is a group work presentation where students are required to conduct a situational analysis of a real-world brand based on primary and secondary research and insights analysis. The assignment submission is a presentation in PowerPoint (or similar format). General feedback on coursework performance will be available via SurreyLearn.

 

Coursework 2: INDIVIDUAL MARKETING STRATEGY REPORT (60%)

The second assignment is an individual report where students are requested to analyse a real-world brand marketing strategy. General feedback on coursework performance will be available via SurreyLearn.

 

The two assessments are designed to demonstrate;


  • a wide range of  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 define complex marketing problems and make suitable recommendations.



 

Formative assessment and feedback

Prior to the assignments, seminar time will be spent discussing the assessments and feedback process. Ongoing feedback will be provided on SurreyLearn and verbally in tutorials. Students will be given indications of achievement in relation to the assessment criteria published with the brief in week one.

 

Module aims

  • To examine Marketing strategies employed by businesses in national and international contexts.
  • To develop an understanding of the key theoretical concepts of Marketing
  • To apply Marketing concepts to real business cases

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Appreciate the scope and character of marketing in today's dynamic markets K
002 Synthesise knowledge of marketing strategy, marketing operations and tactics and apply concepts to national/ international case studies KC
003 Accurately identify and apply relevant marketing related theories within different contexts KCP
004 Apply decision-making skills related to marketing PT
005 Demonstrate the ability to formulate and present a concise, insightful analysis which exposes issues logically and coherently KPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The teaching and learning strategy is designed to provide a framework of theoretical marketing concepts supported by real world examples. Students will be provided with a range of delivery methods to facilitate their learning and also to address various levels within the cohort. A one-hour lecture will take place every week and a two-hour seminar biweekly. The seminars will be based on Marketing cases studies and will give students practical understanding of current issues.

Lecture notes and additional material will be made available on SurreyLearn and regular exercises will be set to test students’ understanding on an on-going basis.

 

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.

Reading list

https://readinglists.surrey.ac.uk
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: MANM017

Other information

N/A

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management MSc 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
International Marketing MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
International Business Management MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Intercultural Business Communication and Marketing MA 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 2023/4 academic year.