Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial weekly |
Total Time Commitment:
3 hours per week plus a minimum of 6 hours per week in self directed study
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Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Jessica Vredenburg
New products are developed to explore new market opportunities, and existing products are revised and updated to exploit existing market opportunities. These product-related exploration and exploitation activities are an important value-driver for organisations as markets become price competitive and saturated. In this subject, the management process of positioning, developing and promoting new and existing products is studied. Analytic methods that can reduce development risk and improve innovation are also considered. Strategies for how to combine a suite of products that complement each other in product portfolios are also examined.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: Apply the basic tools used in product management;
Analyse the impact of new product development on organisational growth, profitability and overall business success;
Understand the strategic issues facing product managers
Evaluate product portfolios in terms of impact on organisational value
Written assignments not exceeding 5000 words (50%) with due dates staggered throughout the semester; a 2-hour end-of-semester exam (50%)
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You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Students will develop the following generic skills through the activities designed into this subject (essay, group presentation, comprehensive case analysis, participation in tutorial discussions, note taking and participation in lectures); critical thinking about product strategies in marketing settings; oral and written communication; problem solving and collaborative learning and synthesis of data and other information
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Product Management |
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