Marketing Applications

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Marketing Applications

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Completion of BM4502 Marketing Principles, or BM4501 Marketing Practices, or
    equivalent introductory marketing study.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module focuses on building a deeper understanding of selected key marketing
    concepts and principles and their application to contemporary marketing problems
    across a range of business and non-profit scenarios. You will develop presentation skills
    and the ability to make practical recommendations for real brands, which will give you
    the chance to sample the realities and expectations of your potential future work

    Topics covered include:

    Autumn Semester:
    ? The marketing concept; marketing philosophy and market orientation.
    ? Consumer value: value as a central notion in marketing; service dominant logic;
    customer satisfaction.
    ? Understanding buying behaviour: who buys what, how and why?
    ? Defining the customer: segmenting markets; identifying target audiences.
    ? Positioning the product: positioning strategies; perceptual mapping.
    ? Branding the product: building and managing successful brands; brand strategies;
    extensions; new product development (NPD).
    ? The integrated marketing communications mix; main elements of the mix; social
    and new media;
    ? Direct and digital marketing communications

    Spring Semester:
    ? Creativity in advertising; developing advertising campaigns.
    ? Marketing of services: special characteristics of services; service quality; gaps
    model; customer experience
    ? Building marketing relationships: relationship vs. transactional marketing.
    ? Marketing of services, word of mouth communications.
    ? Research for marketing: getting information for marketing decisions; quantitative
    and qualitative research design; questionnaire development.
    ? Marketing in the non-profit and public sectors: the non-commercial marketing
    context; social marketing; issues facing charities and non-profits.
    ? Marketing strategy and planning
    ? Ethics in marketing and marketing communications: societal responses to ethical
    issues in marketing.

    Teaching: Lectures and practical workshops

    ? Practical: Group assignment (40%)
    ? Coursework: Individual portfolio (60%)
    ? In class test
    ? In class group presentation
    ? individual assignment (search and find)
    ? presentation
    ? assignment

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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