Principles of Marketing (Honors) (3) This course emphasizes fundamental marketing concepts (e.g., segmentation, targeting, and positioning) and the use of marketing research to inform managerial decision-making.
MKTG 301H Principles of Marketing (Honors) (3)
Marketing begins and ends with the customer, from determining wants and needs to providing customer satisfaction. This course will emphasize fundamental marketing concepts, such as segmentation, targeting, and positioning, and the 4 P’s (product, price, place, and promotion). In addition, the course will emphasize the use of marketing research to inform managerial decision-making. The overarching goal of this course is to introduce you to a) the role of marketing within business organizations and society, and b) the concepts and activities in marketing that create and deliver value to customers. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to: 1) explain the fundamental concepts of marketing and the role of marketing in business; 2) apply marketing concepts and analysis tools to managerial decision-making; and, 3) provide real-world examples of challenges and issues in marketing.
Major themes embedded in MKTG 301H include: domestic and global socioeconomic factors that influence marketing environments; the use of marketing research and information systems to create and guide marketing strategies; how consumers, businesses and organizational customers are segmented and targeted; how products are developed to serve customers, businesses and organizations; unique issues in the marketing of services versus goods; how customers are reached through conventional and technological channels; the sales function, including how sales processes are managed; how marketing communications programs (including advertising, publicity, sales promotion and new media) influence customers; how pricing strategies support corporate objectives, and how consumers respond to pricing; the roles of non-profit and social marketing; corporate social responsibility and sustainability in marketing; and the impact of marketing on society.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.