Course Title: Establish and adjust the marketing mix

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: MKTG5811C

Course Title: Establish and adjust the marketing mix

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4228 - Certificate IV in Marketing

Course Contact : Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email:timothy.wallis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None required

Course Description

This unit applies to individuals in marketing management roles responsible for developing the marketing and promotional mix within an organisation. They may also adjust the marketing mix when new marketing opportunities have been identified.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMKG502B Establish and adjust the marketing mix

Element:

1. Evaluate each component of the marketing mix

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify key characteristics of products or services and estimate their significance to the market
1.2. Review pricing policy and analyse pricing variables to determine their effect on demand
1.3. Analyse promotional methods to determine their importance to marketing outcomes
1.4. Review channels of distribution and estimate their significance in relation to marketing outcomes
1.5. Identify and analyse level of customer service provision to determine its significance to marketing outcomes
1.6. Identify potential customer base and key pressure points for success
1.7. Analyse and test the effect of the components of marketing mix on each other, and establish their relative importance to customer base
 

Element:

2. Determine marketing mix for specific markets

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Identify and asses environmental factors for their impact on marketing mix
2.2. Identify consumer priorities, needs and preferences that affect marketing mix
2.3. Consider product, pricing, promotional, distribution and service variations, and evaluate these against marketing objectives, target market characteristics and desired positioning
2.4. Select marketing mix that best satisfies target market and meets marketing objectives
2.5. Ensure marketing mix decision meets organisational, strategic and operational marketing objectives
 

Element:

3. Monitor and adjust marketing mix

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Monitor marketing mix against marketing performance and isolate components for testing
3.2. Evaluate implications of altering one or more components of marketing mix in relation to market factors and consumer response
3.3. Adjust components of marketing mix in response to test results and evaluation of market response
3.4. Ensure adjusted marketing mix meets budgetary requirements
3.5. Ensure adjusted marketing mix continues to meet organisational, strategic and operational marketing


Learning Outcomes


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to determine the optimum marketing mix for a business through analysis of inter related marketing components.


Details of Learning Activities

 

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The self-paced activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and include your contribution to tutorial activities and interactive sessions.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
 


Teaching Schedule

 

WeekWeek CommencingTopicsAssessment
111 Feb (1) Course Induction
• Course delivery and assessment details
• Course support documents
• Online learning environment
• Grading
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
(2) Pre-Training Review
• Includes skills analysis and Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
(3) Introduction to the course
(Overview of marketing)
 
218 Feb The external marketing environment 
325 Feb Consumer & business decision making 
44 Mar Segmenting, targeting and positioning 
511 Mar Decision support systems and marketing research 
618 Mar Conduct market research#1 Assessment Task 1a
Due date – last class of week 6
(Assessed tutorial exercises)
You will receive the feedback in week 8. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of week 9.
 
725 Mar Conduct market research#2 
 28 Mar - 3 Apr Mid-semester break 
71 Apr Conduct market research#2 
88 Apr Conduct market research#3 
915 Apr Product concepts (Goods & services) 
1022 Apr Price Concepts 
1129 Apr Place (marketing channels & logistics decisions) 
126 May Pomotions mix Assessment Task 1b
Due date – last class of week 12
(Assessed tutorial exercises)
You will receive the feedback in week 14. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of week 15
 
1313 May Integrated marketing communications 
1420 May 1. Student consultation session
2. Major assignment due
NB: Due date – Last class of week 14
3. Students to prepare for oral test/interview
 
 Assessment Task 2 Due date – last class of week 14)
(Major assignment)

 

1527 May Oral test/interview Assessment Task 3
163 Jun Assessment Feedback 
1710 Jun No classes - Resubmissions only 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Lamb, Hair, McDaniel, Gardiner (2013): MKTG2, 2nd Asia Pacific Edition, Cengage


References

• Rix Peter, R.,(2004): Marketing, A Practical Approach, 6thEd., McGraw-Hill Publishing.
• Kotler, Brown, Adam & Armstrong, (2004): Marketing, 6th Ed., Pearson Education Australia, Prentice Hall
• Summers, Gardiner, Lamb, Hair & McDaniel, (2005): Essentials of Marketing, 2nd Ed., Thomson.
 


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
 


Assessment Tasks

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed with MKTG5830C Conduct Market research

Students are required to complete 3 tasks. You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.

1. Clear instructions about what the students need to do

Assessment 1
TASK 1a & 1b (Due Dates: Last class of week 6 & 12 respectively)
These assessment tasks will require students to complete set tutorial activities/exercises to reflect on their learning on learned concepts/principles taught.

Assessment 2
TASK 2 (Due Date: Last class of week 14)
The second assessment tasks will require students to work in designated groups on a major assignment. Students will present their findings in a professionally prescribed written document. Much of this work will be undertaken both outside of class time and in the “Practical Sessions”. Students are encouraged to use all the resources at their disposal to provide professionally reasoned solutions to the problems given

Assessment 3
TASK 3 (Due Date: Week 15)
The third assessment tasks will require students to present themselves in a face-to-face test/interview to articulate their overall understanding of the course taught during the semester to be deemed competent.
Students are encouraged to use all the resources at their disposal to provide professionally reasoned solutions to the problems given

 

More detailed assessment sheets for each assessment task will be disseminated throughout course delivery.


Submission Requirements: All assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard.


You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available from the Student forms website.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

 


Assessment Matrix

Full details on how this course is assessed against the Unit elements and performance criteria plus critical aspects of evidence can be found in the Learning and Assessment Tool available from your course teacher.

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