Curriculum Guideline

Customer Relationship Management

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
MARK 4360
Descriptive
Customer Relationship Management
Department
Marketing
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
35
Contact Hours
Lecture: 2 Hours Seminar: 2 Hours Total: 4 Hours
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Methods Of Instruction

Customer Relationship Management will be studied through lectures, videos, case studies, workshops, guest lecturers, group and class discussions, computer applications, and industry-related projects.

Course Description
This course examines the concept of customer relationship management (CRM), its evolution and implementation. The approach is analytical and managerial, and covers: understanding issues, tools, techniques and terminology; establishment, management, mining and analysis of customer databases; assessing customer valuation and establishing metrics; identifying, defining and understanding customer segments; estimating profitability; and designing targeted marketing campaigns and customer communications. Customer relationship management explores database planning, design and creation, and focuses on the role of CRM in a firm's marketing strategy, with emphasis on customer relationship building and servicing.
Course Content
  1. Principles of CRM:
    • benefits, terms/definitions and value of CRM
    • positioning CRM in the firm, developing a CRM team
    • identify uses for CRM, and principal users enterprise-wide
    • leadership and commitment
  2. Strategy and Management of a CRM function
    • planning, design and application of CRM
    • creating a CRM plan
    • integrating with other business/marketing plans
  3. CRM Marketing Issues and Considerations:
    • developing customer understanding and intelligence
    • communicating with customers
    • developing relationships and loyalty
    • customer satisfaction, service functions and considerations
  4. Analytical aspects of CRM:
    • creation and management of the database
    • software considerations and acquisition
    • deciding on where to locate and manage the database
    • segmentation, targeting, customer profiling and scoring
    • metrics – establishing, evaluating, controlling, using, reporting
  5. CRM functions and operations:
    • call centre management
    • website and e-marketing
    • direct marketing
  6. The Future of CRM
    • managing the evolution of CRM marketing
Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. explain customer relationship marketing concepts, process and applications, as well as strategy and planning;
  2. explain how to build and manage successful CRM teams;
  3. explain how to blend CRM with a firm's overall business and marketing plans;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of how to build relationships with customers and maintain their loyalty;
  5. develop effective customer communications strategies and tactics;
  6. create campaigns to generate new customers and prospects;
  7. assess, plan, manage and know how to prioritize customer service
  8. operate a simple customer database effectively;
  9. integrate CRM with the myriad of marketing tools and techniques;
  10. explain the economics of building a customer database;
  11. demonstrate an understanding of issues such as privacy, ethics, customer fatigue, environmental concerns and future trends.
Means of Assessment
Cases and/or assignnments (2-4)    40% - 60%
Midterm examination and tests 20% - 40%
Final examination or project 20% - 30%
Total        100%

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE TO OBTAIN CREDIT FOR THE COURSE.

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

 

Relationship Marketing, by Mark Godson, Oxford University Press latest edition or equivalent AND

CRM in Real Time by Barton Goldenberg latest edition or equivalent as approved by department. 

Prerequisites

CSIS 1190 and MARK 1120 and CMNS 1115 (or any English UT course)

OR MARK 1120 AND currently active in one of the following:

Post-Degree Diploma in Marketing or
Post-Degree Diploma in Sales or
Post-Degree Diploma in Data Analytics or
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Computer and Information Systems or
Post-Degree Diploma in Hospitality Marketing or
Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Hospitality Services Management