A survey course that describes the nature of domestic and global marketing management. Emphasis is placed on market analysis to include consumer, industrial, institutional, and governmental markets for goods and services. Also emphasized are the marketing management functions of planning, pricing, promoting, and distributing goods and services in business and nonprofit contexts. Students are limited to three attempts for this course, excluding withdrawals.
A survey of interactive, electronic media and technology that enable organizations to 1) acquire products, services and materials from suppliers, 2) market goods and services to customers, 3) allow members of the organization to communicate with each other, and 4) monitor the external environment. Students develop e-commerce-related skills to design and execute a firm's marketing efforts, including Web project management, electronic market development and management, Web-enabled selling, and other emerging areas of marketing.
Analysis of the basic processes underlying buyer behavior. Various factors are examined, including external influences (e.g., culture, reference groups, family) and internal influences (e.g., perceptions, attitudes, personality). Primary emphasis is on final consumers with a secondary emphasis on the external and internal influences affecting organizational buyers.
Analysis of existing generalizations and principles related to the economic and social role of retailing; competitive strategies; efficiency in retailing; and essential concepts for retail management.
Introduction to successful selling practices and principles through presentation, discussion, role playing, and workshops. Includes principles of prospecting, establishing rapport, generating curiosity, being persuasive, creating desire, handling objections, and closing.
Intensive investigation underlying ideas, principles, and concepts that may be used to inform consumers of the availability and attributes of products and services. The course includes comprehensive overview of promotional and sales management activities and tactics.
This course is designed to introduce students to the study of business and consumer markets from a geographic or a spatial perspective. Geography plays a huge role in marketing, including location decisions for business, marketing strategies and promotional efforts. New data sources that combine marketing and geography are available that help businesses better understand their opportunities and threats. Developers, builders, franchisers, retailers and advertisers hire people with marketing geography skills. The field introduces students to a specialized set of techniques which combine the theories of economic geography with those of strategic and marketing management. Students will learn techniques which will make them much more marketable to businesses and other organizations which make location decisions and/or develop marketing strategies and spatially defined markets.
To understand the basic concepts and principles surrounding services marketing and management including processes, people, and physical evidence.
Systematic examination of product policy and of the major concepts, methods, and strategies involved in decision making in the course of developing new products. Techniques and criteria used to identify and implement new products and services are examined in depth. Consideration is given to issues and strategies involved in the management of mature products.
Supply chain management encompasses the design and administration of the systems of suppliers and distributors that collectively provide for the exchange of title, physical movement, and storage activities in marketing. The scale and complexity of supply chain relationships are escalating as firms strive to enhance interorganizational effectiveness and efficiency. This course examines the role of manufacturers and intermediaries in channel strategies and the scope, methods, problems, and opportunities of systemic supply chain coordination.
Logistics is a system-based concept requiring the effective coordination of the flow of materials and goods from the point of origin to the end user. This course explores the key marketing tasks necessary to achieve an efficient logistics network: transportation, warehousing and materials handling, inventory management, forecasting, information and order processing, and simulation/modeling.
The purpose of the course is to enhance communication and selling skills. Focus will be on the account managment principles and the processes used to develop account and long term relationships with major accounts. Live selling situations will be used to practice skills.
This course builds on the basic sales process taught in Personal Selling (MKT 337) by focusing on Account Management and Team Management. Through class discussion and an Account Plan project, students gain an understanding of customer partnerships, business management, and sales team development. The concept that sales managers must both implement and facilitate corporate marketing plans is pervasive through the course.
To understand and practice the science of managing customer lifecycles; including account sourcing, analysis, categorization, strategic planning, tactical development and implementation.
Designed to prepare the student to be an informed, effective user of marketing research. Provides an overview of research techniques available for collecting information to answer specific research questions. Therefore, the orientation of the course is managerial.
To understand and practice the science of managing services in terms of service processes, physical and technology elements, and people.
Working with a client firm, students apply (in a practical setting) the skills and knowledge they have acquired and build new skills in project management.
Students can apply a maximum of 6 hours of MKT 491 toward their degree.
Students are selected through a competitive process for assignments in approved business or public sector organizations. Students can apply a maximum of 3 credits of MKT 492 toward their degree.
Courses that offer the faculty a chance to present topics of interest to themselves and to marketing students.
International Business Administration Courses
Broad introduction to international business providing students with an overview of the terms and concepts key to a better understanding of the complex business environment across the world's interrelated economies.
This course examines the conduct of business across national boundaries and the impact of different cultures on business practices.
A study of the principles and practices of intercultural business communication, written and personal. The course requires substantial reading. The focus is on making students aware of the sources of common intercultural business communication problems, and on helping them develop strategies to avoid or correct these problems.
This course covers the same material as IBA 350 but in a depth appropriate for honors students. This course examines the conduct of business across national boundaries and the impact of different cultures on business practices. Students cannot receive credit for both IBA 350 and IBA 352.
A course in marketing theory and methods as they apply to world markets. Among the topics discussed are: the importance of linking international marketing with the overall strategy of the business while examining the impact of cultural, political and legal issues and the economic differences in global strategies. Emphasis is placed on developing the marketing mix appropriate to various international global environments.
This course is designed to give students meaningful hands on global business experience (any major) by applying the knowledge and skills learned in course work to on the job assignments and responsibilities at the host organization. That is, this course is a field experience conducted abroad. 2.500 GPA required. Students can apply a maximum of 3 credits of IBA 492 toward their degree.
This course offers faculty a chance to present topics of interest to themselves and to students with interests in international business. Students may apply a maximum of 9 credits of IBA 497 toward their degree.