Digital Analytics

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Marketing
Course Code
MARK 4420
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks x 4 Hours per week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Online
Hybrid
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course examines the strategic use of analytics for digital marketing. The course focuses on measuring and analyzing online analytics and how analytic insights and intelligence can be reported and used to inform marketing strategies. Different types of online data are explored, with emphasis on learning relevant tools and platforms. This course also explores different ways analytics can be communicated, so management can understand digital analytics’ strategic and organizational impact.
Course Content
  • The evolution of digital marketing analytics and web intelligence
  • Using digital analytics to understand consumers
  • Relevant tools and platforms that collect, track, and/or assess marketing or consumer data
  • Application of analytics in campaigns, web/search, digital advertising, social media, mobile, and/or site optimization
  • Setting up digital marketing analytics for an organization to align with marketing goals
  • Evaluation of online data and insight generation pertaining to key metrics and performance indicators (KPIs), return on investment (ROI), and marketing strategies
  • Reporting, communication, and visualization of digital analytics
  • Marketing automation as it pertains to digital analytics
  • Strategizing with digital marketing analytics
  • Industry certification(s) as applicable

 

Methods Of Instruction

The course will involve a blend of lectures, discussions, workshops, online activities, computer applications, group work, and industry-related projects.

Means of Assessment

Participation               5-10%
Assignments              20-30%
Midterm Examination  20-25%
Term Project              20-30%
Final Exam                 20-30%
Total                          100%

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE AND ACHIEVE A MINIMUM AVERAGE GRADE OF AT LEAST 50 PERCENT ON THEIR TOTAL NON-GROUP EVALUATIONS TO OBTAIN CREDIT FOR 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyze the use and evaluate the need of digital marketing analytics in marketing strategy
  2. Choose how to collect, measure, analyze, and interpret marketing analytics and data to enhance strategies and decisions
  3. Use relevant marketing analytic tools, dashboards, and platforms
  4. Generate strategic marketing insights and measure success with digital marketing analytics
  5. Communicate findings in various forms including visualization and reporting
  6. Construct and execute a digital analytics plan/program for marketing purposes
Textbook Materials

Online articles as assigned.

Textbooks and materials to be purchased by students.

Sponder, M. and Khan, G.F. Digital Analytics for Marketing, Latest edition. Routeledge (or equivalent as approved by Department).

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

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.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU MKTG 3XX (3) 2019/05/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR MKTG 4XX (3) 2019/05/01 to -
LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) LCV BUS 2XX (3) 2019/05/01 to -
North Island College (NIC) NIC BUS 3XX (3) 2019/05/01 to -
Northern Lights College (NLC) NLC MGMT 1XX (3) 2019/05/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BUS 2XX (3) 2019/05/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MKTG 4XXX (3) 2019/05/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW MRKT 4XX (3) 2019/05/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC COMM 3XX (3) 2019/05/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 3XX (3) 2019/05/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.