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MKF2111

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Marketing
OfferedBerwick First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Gerri Spassova (First Semester); Dr Mauricio Palmeira (Second Semester)

Synopsis

A study of the factors that influence, explain and help predict consumption behaviour for both individuals and organisations. How concepts and theories developed in the social sciences provide the theoretical background to understand individual, cultural and group influences on the behaviour of consumers. The use marketers make of this information in developing marketing strategies, predicting behaviour and influencing consumers.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate a detailed understanding of the basic concepts of consumer behaviour describe how this knowledge can be used by marketers
  2. demonstrate ability to segment markets using consumer behaviour concepts/constructs
  3. identify and illustrate how these concepts can be used to explain the decisions buyers make in the marketplace
  4. analyse the behaviour profiles of specific market segments and understand the basic aspects of strategy development as it applies to specific target groups
  5. explain and apply marketing communication in relation to consumer behaviour.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Gerri Spassova (First semester)
Dr Mauricio Palmeira (Second semester)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Prohibitions