This unit examines the core components of strategic marketing within a corporation. Strategic marketing articulates objectives consistent with an organisation’s corporate goals. Marketing strategies explain how organisational resources are used to accomplish business objectives, pursue targeted activities, and achieve competitive advantage. Strategic marketing seeks market segmentation and product positioning to develop distribution channels and communications campaigns. You will explore how a marketing strategy is devised, executed and evaluated. This will begin by exploring the fabric of a corporate strategy, followed by the development of a strategic marketing strategy and plan. From a value creation perspective, you will evaluate the competitive advantage and potential marketplace for the goods or services your organisation offers. This will involve you exploring how marketing strategies are devised, executed and evaluated. A strategic marketing plan is typically derived from an organisations corporate strategy or business plan. A strategic market plan summarises the methods used and the resources required to achieve corporate objectives. In this process, desired customers are targeted and compared to competitors, and the required mix of programs is conceived and adopted to ensure the marketing strategy succeeds. This includes examining how strategic market planning connects to an organisations opportunities and resources to identify strategic objectives and focus. An important aspect of the marketing strategy roles concerns identifying relevant market segments, targeting, brand prioritising and positioning.
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There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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