Curriculum Guideline

Marketing Practicum

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
MARK 4483
Descriptive
Marketing Practicum
Department
Marketing
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
201730
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 5 Hours per Week = 75 Hours
Max Class Size
16
Contact Hours
Lecture: 1 Hour Seminar: 4 Hours Total: 5 Hours
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Methods Of Instruction

Focus of this course is a practical project, done in the business community.  Class time will be limited, and will focus on project management techniques and student group problem solving.  Students will share their experiences, challenges and recommendations with the class.  Field work and student-directed learning will constitute the principal activity undertaken throughout the course.  Student groups will meet and/or interact regularly with the instructor as required.

Course Description
A directed studies program where students work on practical marketing projects. Students will identify the marketing challenge, develop the framework for the project, gather the necessary information and data, undertake the necessary marketing analysis, and summarize their findings and recommendations in a final report.
Course Content
  1. Purpose of marketing practicum.
  2. Project analysis and planning.
  3. Client goals, management and interaction.
  4. Information requirements and data gathering plan.
  5. Project management and evaluation skills.
  6. Group dynamics and interactions.
  7. Analysis, recommendations and reporting techniques.
  8. Report presentation.
  9. Preparation of a personal portfolio of marketing initiatives worked on
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. effectively utilize problem analysis skills
  2. translate a marketing challenge into a feasible project with a plan, a strategy, and deliverables;
  3. apply marketing concepts and methods learned in previous courses;
  4. integrate the knowledge and understanding achieved in formal studies with the realities of practical marketing problems and situations in the marketplace;
  5. understand how to work effectively in a project team;
  6. develop client interaction and satisfaction skills;
  7. integrate the various parts of a marketing project, develop recommendations, and summarize the project experience and results
Means of Assessment
Group Participation  10%
Project  20%
Project Managment  20%
Project Evaluation  20%
Final Report  20%
Client Evaluation of Overall Project       10%
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

 

Dickson, Peter.  Marketing Management, Latest Ed.  Fort Worth, Texas: The Dryden Press. or equivalent

                               

Hiebing, R.  The Successful Marketing Plan, Latest Ed.  NTC Publishing Group or similar resource for marketing planning.

 

Zikmund, William G.  Exploring Marketing Research, Latest Ed.  Fort Worth

                Texas: The Dryden Press.  or equivalent

Prerequisites