Customer Relationship Management

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Customer Relationship Management

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, Marketing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    STAT150 or STAT170 or STAT171 or PSY122, and 6 credit points at 200 level including MKTG202 or MKTG203 pr MKTG204 or MKTG208 or MKTG210 or MKTG213

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Conventional marketing theory and corporate mission statements lead us to believe that today's organisations should understand and serve customers well. The reality of our experiences as customers is often quite different; conflicting goals, the interests of stakeholders, and even traditional management theory all conspire to ensure that customers are left wondering why they "can't get no satisfaction" (Mick Jagger, 1965). In this unit we explore what customer relationship management (CRM) is really about, and present a proven, managerially-relevant approach to succeeding with CRM programs. CRM normally requires software implementation, but more importantly it involves the alignment of strategy, people, processes and information technology with a strategic focus on customers in order to succeed. Key topics include: customer strategies; customer value; loyalty; experience; life cycle management; sales force automation; marketing automation; service automation; customer profitability; benchmarking; and program implementation. The project in this unit allows students to conduct some simple research based on experience with various organisations.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.