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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
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
City (Melbourne) S-29A 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Gerri Spassova

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%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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