- The Marketing Process
- The meaning and importance of marketing from a historical perspective.
- Marketing functions and marketing variables in the context of the corporation.
2. The Marketing Environment
- The environment within which marketing decisions must be made and executed; specifically, attention will be given to the competitive, regulatory, technological, social and economic environments.
3. Marketing Decision-Making
- The marketing planning process -- attention will be given to information requirements and process for marketing analysis and decision-making.
- The sequence of steps in making marketing decisions in the firm.
4. Consumer Behaviour
- An introduction to the factors affecting the purchasing behaviour of consumers, both industrial and individual.
- Internal and external influences on buyers.
5. Market Segmentation
- The bases and uses of market segmentation. Emphasis will be placed on geographic, demographic, psychographic and usage rate/benefit bases.
6. Market Research, Metrics, and Analytics
- The methods of collecting and analyzing marketing information. Survey research, secondary data sourcing, observation and other techniques will be discussed.
7. Product Strategy
- Definitions of what constitutes a product, product life cycles, and product classifications.
- The particular issues related to new product development and marketing.
- Marketing services & intangibles
8. Pricing Strategy
- The concept of price, pricing objectives and methods of price determination.
- Introduction to break-even analysis as an example of the quantitative techniques used in price setting.
9. Distribution (Place) Strategy
- The options and problems involved in the distribution of goods. Topics will include the role of wholesalers and retailers, and the functions within these types of organizations.
- Current trends in distribution.
10. Promotion Strategy
- The importance of the promotional mix and Integrated Marketing Communication.
- Advertising, sales promotion, publicity, personal selling strategies and digital tactics.
- The role of these activities in modern society.
11. Business & Service Marketing
- Introduction to the similarities and differences between consumer and business marketing.
- The marketing of services, non-profit and charitable organizations, and the differences between product and services marketing.
Instruction methods used will be a blend of lectures, seminar/discussions, simulation and case analyses and discussions supplemented by appropriate videos, guest speakers and classroom activities. Some sections of this course will be available online.
|Participation||0% - 5%|
|Tests / Quizzes||10% - 20%|
|Mid Term Exam||20%|
|Cases||10% - 20%|
|Term Project||20% - 30%|
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.
Students must achieve at least 50% on the combined non-group components in order to obtain credit for the course, with 50% calculated on a weighted average basis.
Students must complete term project, midterm and final examinations in order to be eligible for a passing grade in the course.
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:
- Explain the evolving role and function of marketing in our economy and society;
- Describe the role, function and activities of marketing within the framework of the firm;
- Examine the influences affecting consumer behaviour;
- Analyze simple market research study using secondary data, analytical techniques and primary collection methods;
- Explore basic market segmentation study;
- Explain the functions of Marketing Mix including participation while recognizing sustainable practices and their inter-relationships within a marketing program;
- Implement a basic marketing strategy including measurements of success.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Grayson, Padgett, and Loos, Applied Marketing latest Canadian Edition, John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd., Toronto, Canada, latest edition, and/or another textbook(s) and/or material(s) approved by the department.
- WileyPlus bundle: Online resources are required and/or material(s) approved by the department.
McCool, Dave, MH Practice Marketing - Backback latest Edition, McGraw Hill Publishing, Toronto, ON, Canada, latest edition, and/or other simulation(s) and/or other material(s) approved by department.
Academic Math 11 with a minimum grade of “C”, or equivalent.
OR currently active in one of:
PBD Advanced Human Resource Management
PBD Computer and Information Systems
PBD Digital Marketing
PBD International Supply Chain Management
PBD Hospitality Services Management
PDD Data Analytics
PDD Hospitality Marketing
PDD International Business Management
PDD Project Management
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for MARK 1120|
|Acsenda School of Management (ASM)||ASM BMRK 231 (3)|
|Alexander College (ALEX)||ALEX COMM 296 (3)|
|BC Institute of Technology (BCIT)||BCIT MKTG 1102 (3)|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO MARK 110 (3)|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU BMKT 161 (3) or CAPU TOUR 112 (3)|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||CMTN MARK 150 (3)|
|Coquitlam College (COQU)||COQU BUSI 296 (3)|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU MRKT 1199 (3)|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG MARK 1115 (3)|
|Okanagan College (OC)||OC BUAD 116 (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU BUS 2XX (3)|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU MKTG 2430 (3)|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU BUSI 1XX (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO MGMT 220 (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV COMM 296 (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC COMM 240 (3)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV BUS 120 (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC COM 250 (1.5)|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU MARK 160 (3)|