Strategic and Operational Marketing

Universidad de Barcelona

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Strategic and Operational Marketing

  • Host University

    Universidad de Barcelona

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Course Description

    The subject introduces the student to the main concepts of Marketing, paying special attention to the market and the environment from a customer-oriented perspective. Segmentation and positioning strategies are explained too. All the marketing stages are presented: the analytical stage, the strategic stage and an introduction to the marketing mix techniques: product, price, distribution and communication, within the operational stage.

    The subject of Strategic and Operational marketing will allow students to learn the theories and basic concepts of tourism marketing such as, market, segmentation and positioning and will also allow them to understand the importance of customer orientation in decision making. In addition, it will enable students to perform analysis and diagnosis of marketing situations: SWOT, PESTEL, product / service analysis, pricing, etc.

    KEY WORDS: marketing, consumer behavior, SWOT, PESTEL.

    Basic Skills 

    • Students must be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences.

    General Skills

    • Have business vision.
    • Be customer-oriented

    Specific Skills

    • Master the foundations of and apply scientific methodology to tourism research.
    • Understand and use information technology and information management systems in tourism.

    Academic Contents 

    • Unit 1- What is Marketing?
    • Unit 2- Company Analysis
    • Unit 3- Industry Analysis
    • Unit 4- Customer Journey
    • Unit 5- SWOT Analysis
    • Unit 6- Objectives
    • Unit 7- Who is your client?
    • Unit 8- Differentiation
    • Unit 9- Keep growing
    • Unit 10- Operational Marketing



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