Marketing Management

Subject MKTG90004 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week (Semester 1, Semester 2). Two 3-hour seminars per week (Summer Semester)
Total Time Commitment:

Approximately 2.5 hours of personal study per hour of class time is required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance





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Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Colin McLeod / Associate Professor Angela Paladino

Semester 1:

Dr Anish Nagpal

Semester 2:

Dr Amanda Spry

Dr Michal Carrington

Subject Overview:

This subject provides an introduction to the basic concepts, principles and activities of marketing and how to manage an organisation's marketing effort. Some of the principal topics include the analysis of market opportunities, selecting target markets, product planning and management, marketing communications (advertising and promotions, as well as personal selling), management of distribution channels, and pricing decisions. Students are also introduced to the nature of buyer behaviour, including decision-making patterns, purchase behaviours, and customer satisfaction.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Analyse the fundamental principles involved in managing markets;
  • Explain the critical importance of marketing for superior business performance;
  • Analyse marketing problems and be capable of applying relevant models/themes to generate appropriate solutions; and
  • Understand the various ethical issues facing a marketing manager.
  • 2-hour end-of-semester examination (50%)
  • Written assessment(s) totalling 4000 words (40%) (one mid-semester assessment of 1000 words worth 10%, one assignment of 3000 words worth 30% due end of semester)
  • Oral assessment (10%) (once during semester)
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Critical evaluation of an argument. For example, that market share does not necessarily create shareholder value because market share often comes at a cost;
  • Application of marketing theories to real world marketing practice;
  • Problem solving, which should be fostered through the application of appropriate theories or principles. For example, determine when to lower a product price permanently as opposed to using a series of price promotions;
  • Oral and written communication;
  • Collaborative learning and team work;
  • Strategic thinking.

Students in the Master of Accounting, the Master of Management suite of programs, the Master of Business and Information Technology and the second year of the Master of Finance are eligible to undertake this subject.

Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management
Graduate Certificate in University Management
Master of Accounting
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Finance
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Management
Master of Management
Master of Management (Marketing)
Master of Management (Marketing)
Master of Operations Research and Management Science
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Journalism
150 Point Master of Journalism
150 point program - full time over 18 months
200 Point Master of Journalism
200 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 24 months

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