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PDC73073 - The Marketing Plan as an Essential Element of Business Growth

Course Details

Course Summary

The processes involved in creating a marketing plan are the key elements in this online micro-credential. The various stages of marketing planning will be identified, and you will learn about the role of marketing plans as an essential part of a successful business or organisational plan. You will learn how to define the condition of competitive advantage and understand its importance for the viability of companies. Competitive advantage represents a company's ability to favourably position itself against its competitors. The concept of value chains is explored including the determinants of competitive advantage and the concept of resource-based view (RBV).

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.



Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this micro-credential, however, it is relevant to anyone who would like to complete studies in this field, in a flexible and self-paced environment.


Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Full Fee $162
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
  • Business Services
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.


Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Micro-credential Structure

18 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the processes involved in creating a successful marketing plan
  2. Define the condition of competitive advantage and outline its importance for the viability of companies
  3. Outline the concept of value chains including the determinants of competitive advantage and the concept of resource-based view (RBV).

Assessment

Online Quiz

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