Marketing Research

Subject BUSA90258 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

Term 4, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject will focus on how both qualitative and quantitative aspects of marketing research can help managers address substantive marketing problems including: market segmentation, targeting and positioning, estimating market potential, forecasting demand, developing advertising and pricing, and introducing new products. The subject uses a combination of lectures, case discussions, and exercises to develop a better understanding of the process of marketing research. An important aspect of the subject involves getting hands-on experience with marketing research problems through a field project. This project will require students to integrate everything that they have learned to conduct an actual research project from problem definition through a final report and presentation.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • translate marketing and management issues into marketing research problems that are suitable for investigation.
  • develop a marketing research plan to investigate the problem (s) under consideration.
  • conduct qualitative and quantitative marketing research using a variety of marketing research techniques.
  • design and implement a survey instrument to conduct primary research.
  • interpret the results of various statistical analyses and understand the limitations of these analyses.
  • write a concise marketing research report to detail the research process, recommendations, and implementation plan.
  • understand the role of marketing research in helping marketing managers make better marketing decisions.
  • Contribution to class learning (5%)
    • Throughout subject
  • Research proposal (5%)
    • 250 words
    • Week 2
  • Qualitative research report (10%)
    • 500 words
    • Week 5
  • Project presentation (10%)
    • 10 minutes
    • Week 10
  • Final report (30%)
    • 2,000 words
    • End of subject
  • Final Examination (40%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 2 hours
    • End of subject
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Master of Marketing
Master of Marketing

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