||MKT302A - Marketing Fundamentals
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|Course Description: This course is the introduction to contemporary marketing theory and its application in the marketing implementation process. It places special focus on identifying market opportunity, product development, promotion planning, pricing decisions, and channels of distribution.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
- Describe how the Internet is changing the ways companies market.
- Identify market segments and target markets.
- Describe the various functions that are included in the marketing discipline.
- Discuss the interrelationship between marketing and other functions, such as finance, accounting, engineering, production and human resources.
- Apply the marketing mix towards a specific target market using the concepts of market research to determine the effectiveness.
- Explain the relationship between cultural diversity and marketing in a global economy.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of an existing product marketing strategy.
- Identify current legal and ethical standards of practice in marketing.
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of major marketing concepts in writing and orally using proper business communications techniques.
- Demonstrate the ability to use on-line resources to research and prepare written and oral assignments.
|Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
- Apply ethical and legal principles to a business environment
- Apply knowledge in the fields of management, business knowledge management, and marketing to different business environments
- Apply knowledge in the fields of management, information systems, and marketing to different business environments
- Conduct independent research relevant to business-related issues
- Demonstrate effective communication skills consistent with a professional marketing environment.
- Demonstrate oral and written communication skills needed by financial managers.
- Demonstrate written and oral presentation skills expected of a business-school graduate
- Describe the basic functions of management and their practical implications on the operations of the organization.
- Develop a global business perspective based on the knowledge of foreign business environments and cultures
- Develop a strategic communication program, gathering and utilizing data from the conduct of appropriate market research.
- Evaluate global marketing strategies for products and services, utilizing contemporary buyer behavior
- Explain the effect of international business environmental factors (legal, economic, and cultural) on the conduct of global business.
- Explain the financial objectives of an organization and apply quantitative, qualitative and problem-solving skills in order to achieve those objectives.
- Explain the principles and theories of ethical decision-making and their practical implications in the everyday conduct of business.
- Identify organizational behavior, communications, and change theories and their practical implications.
- Integrate program content to develop a basic marketing plan that contains all essential elements, including ethical considerations.
- Integrate the knowledge acquired in the program to analyze a business, identify its strengths and weaknesses, and determine what changes can be made for improvement
- Interpret cost data and prepare managerial accounting reports.
Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.
Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.
The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations
National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:
Contact the Library:
- (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
- 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)
Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help
- Recorded class presentations
- Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:
- Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
- Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
- There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures