MKT1002 : Introduction to Marketing
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Elena Chatzopoulou
- Other Staff: Professor Christopher Ritson
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module provides students with a comprehensive introduction to marketing, its key principles, core concepts and strategic tools. The range of concepts that students will be introduced to include consumer behaviour, market research, the 7P’s of marketing, marketing strategy and environments. By the end of the module, students will be fully equipped with the knowledge and skills required to undertake more advanced marketing modules.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Marketing Fundamentals
2. Marketing Mix Decisions
3. Competition and Marketing
4. Marketing Applications
5. Marketing Strategy
6. Sector Specific Marketing
7. Contemporary Issues in Marketing
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||30||1:00||30:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||60:00||60:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||54:00||54:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures convey the key principles of marketing strategy and give the opportunity for further discussion to take place. They provide the best format for introducing new theory, presenting case studies and stimulating, where appropriate, in-class discussion.
The lectures will be a combination of the explanation of key principles and theory and illutrative case study examples drawn both from the essential text and other cast study sources.
Lectures are supported by online MCQ’s where students can practise and test their understanding of the lecture material.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||1||A||50||Multiple Choice Exam|
|Written Examination||120||2||A||50||Closed book exam|
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|MKT1028||Essentials of Marketing - Part 2||2||N/A|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The multiple choice exam in semester 1 is appropriate for testing knowledge and understanding of key introductory marketing principles.
The examination in semester 2 is a closed book exam and focuses on testing students’ knowledge and understanding of principles of marketing theory and frameworks studied in semester 2 ie strategy and sectoral marketing. The format will be 1 compulsory question (50%) and 2 from 4 questions. This will complement the computer generated MCQ exam in semester 1 which tested knowledge of fundamentals of marketing eg the P’s.
SEMESTER ONE ONLY STUDY ABROAD: The examination assessment would need to be taken earlier, in the designated early exam period to be managed by exams office