MNGT6251 Marketing Management - 2020

AGSM Intensive
Weekly, Sydney CBD Campus
Term 1
6 Units of Credit

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1. Course Details

Summary of Course

Marketing Management is designed to introduce you to the full range of activities performed by a marketing-oriented manager. This subject is designed to introduce you to the key principles and activities necessary for you to have an appreciation of the importance of the role that marketing plays in the toolkit of every organisational leader and manager. The framework outlined in this course has been used by many large and small organisations to improve their marketplace performance. You will be required to analyse the practices of organisations in the marketplace, including your own organisation, and of your competitors, in co-creating value with customers and clients by utilising the ideas presented in this course. At the end of this course, you should be able to view any organisation from a marketing-oriented perspective.

Teaching Times and Locations

Please note that teaching times and locations are subject to change. Students are strongly advised to refer to the Class Timetable website for the most up-to-date teaching times and locations.

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Course Policies & Support

Course Aims and Relationship to Other Courses

The course aims to:

  1. develop understanding about marketing management concepts and frameworks, and apply these to new or existing organisations
  2. develop skills to analyse and synthesise information and derive insights related to marketing management, from several perspectives
  3. enhance business communication skills required to work effectively with a team to develop solutions to marketing challenges.

Marketing Management looks at an organisation through customers' eyes. The course will help you to understand what existing and potential customers want and to identify how and why they make certain choices. This creates the key framework for quantitatively measuring existing and potential commercial and strategic return (or value) and attempting to forecast its future levels, magnitude and timing.

Additonal Course Details

2. Staff Contact Details

Position Name Email Location Phone Consultation Times
Course CoordinatorCraig Tapper
+61 414 616 012
Course coordinatorCraig Tapper
+61 414 616 012

Class facilitator

The role of your Class Facilitator is to support and enhance the learning process by encouraging interaction among participants, providing direction in understanding the course content, assessing participant progress through the course and providing feedback on work submitted. Class Facilitators comprise academics and industry practitioners with relevant backgrounds.

You will meet your Class Facilitator in Week 1 of the course.

3. Learning and Teaching Activities

Approach to Learning and Teaching in the Course

Where does an organisation's success really come from? Any successful manager knows that success and survival requires that the organisation must create a business model where the revenues or funding that it attracts exceed the costs that it incurs in operating. It must also attract and sustain the ongoing support of key stakeholders to make that possible. Ultimately, along with hiring the right people, acquiring and effectively managing financial and non-financial resources and assets, and putting in place effective operational systems, success comes from finding enough investors and customers with whom the organisation can engage in a mutually beneficial exchange of value. This course will guide you through the process of creating, communicating and delivering these mutually beneficial exchanges of value.

Learning Activities and Teaching Strategies

Learning resources

You have four major resources to help you learn:

  1. The course materials comprising Units 1 to 10 and the Course Outline and Assessment Details. You will do much of your learning outside the classroom by working through the learning materials, and by completing the exercises and activities as they arise.
  2. The class sessions with your Class Facilitator. The Class Facilitator's job is to facilitate your learning by conducting class discussion, answering questions that might arise after you have done the week's work, providing insights from their own practical experience and understanding of theory, providing you with feedback on your assessments, and direct traffic in the inevitable discussions and debates that will occur between you and your co-participants in the classroom.
  3. Your co-participants. Your colleagues in the classroom are an invaluable potential source of learning for you. Their work and life, and industries and their willingness to question and argue with the course materials, the Class Facilitator and your own views, represent a great learning opportunity. MBA (Executive) participants bring much valuable insight to the learning experience. You can use this MBA (Executive) course to take a major step in broadening your appreciation of marketing.
  4. In addition to course-based resources, please also refer to the AGSM Learning Toolkit (available in Moodle) for tutorials and guides that will help you learn more about effective study practices and techniques.

Course Structure

Unit 1: What everyone needs to know about marketing provides context and a foundation for our studies in marketing principles. You are introduced to the key tools of the marketing mix as used by marketers in response to a fluid and sometimes turbulent environment, to form strategy and hopefully outsmart competitors. You are also introduced to the critical importance of knowing which business you are in and the merits of ethical behaviour and of social responsibility.

Unit 2: Understanding the marketing environment considers the impact of the marketing environment on business operations and how important having an accurate profile of the external and internal environment is to successful marketing strategy. You learn how to build marketing strategy based on knowledge of that environment profile.

Unit 3, Market segmentation, targeting and positioning: the critical tasks for marketing effectively, details the critical tasks for marketing effectively, examines different segmentation and positioning strategies and their relationship to each other in the broader marketing task.

Unit 4: Understanding buying behaviourr: business, government and consumer,develops our understanding of how different types of customers - business customers, government customers and consumer customers - arrive at purchasing decisions. We examine the variables influencing our customers behaviour, whether that customer is a business (B2B), a government (B2G), or a consumer (B2C). Only when this is properly understood can we begin developing a meaningful value proposition for that customer.

Unit 5: The marketing mix: product and pricing strategies introduces us to the concept of the marketing mix and how mix strategies such as those relating to the product and its development, as well as how it is priced, must be compatible with each other and support the broader value proposition.

Unit 6: The marketing mix: distribution and communication strategies focuses our attention on how to develop the second two of four mix strategies that apply, whether our product is a physical product or an intangible service.

Unit 7: Building stronger brand leverages from our earlier learning environment profiling strategy development and segmentation, targeting and positioning (STP) to build and manage brand, which is most organisations greatest asset. We look closely at this establishment of value as brand equity in the organisation and the means by which we can protect it from harm.

Unit 8: Satisfaction and loyalty: co-creating and sustaining value, looks more deeply into what drives the satisfaction of customer needs and wants so that we might more effectively capture and develop loyalty in support of brand development.

Unit 9: Digital marketing discusses the valuable additions of e-marketing and social media, in more detail than previously, to the marketer's promotion strategy mix. We consider how they might be applied to our business scenario and pay particular attention to some pitfalls that can limit strategic options or even damage brand.

Unit 10: Bringing it all together in the marketing plan provides a framework for a marketing plan familiar to most businesses. All those strategies, concepts and methods learned in this course are contextualised - environment analysis, strategy development, mix determinations, implementation methods and paths and monitoring recommendations. Different scenario examples are appraised.

5. Course Resources

Course materials

The course materials comprise the Course Outline, the Assessment Details and 10 Units. Your course materials are available to download from the course Moodle site.
In addition to the AGSM-authored content, each Unit has a number of associated readings. They have been selected to provide further insights into marketing topics. Hyperlinks are provided in the course materials that will take you to the article/reading stored electronically within the library at UNSW. Due to copyright restrictions on these materials, we cannot embed the readings into the course materials. 

Each Unit also contains video content, key concept reviews and self-assessment quizzes to support your development.

Recommended journals and sources for further investigation

The following journals and magazines are recommended for those interested in further reading in this subject area. They are optional and are not required for successful completion. As a student of UNSW, you have free access to these via the (UNSW Library):

  • Journal of Marketing
  • Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
  • Journal of Consumer Behavior
  • International Journal of Research in Marketing
  • Harvard Business Review
  • MIT Sloan Management Review
  • McKinsey Quarterly
  • Marketing Magazine
  • AANA(Australian Association of National Advertisers) offers a range of video interviews by practising marketing leaders and managers of major Australian organisations
  • the business pages of the daily press.

Other resources


BusinessThink is UNSWs free, online business publication. It is a platform for business research, analysis and opinion. If you would like to subscribe to BusinessThink and receive the free monthly e-newsletter with the latest in research, opinion and business then go to

6. Course Evaluation & Development

Continual Course Improvement

AGSM courses are revised each time they run, with updated course outlines and assessment tasks developed. Changes relating to any industry developments will also be included. 

Additionally, the AGSM surveys students each time a course is offered. The data collected provides anonymous feedback from students on the quality of course content and materials, class facilitation, student support services and the program in general. This student feedback is considered during all course revisions. 

Student Response

The most recent feedback reflects end of course feedback from 2019 Term 2 and mid-course feedback from Term 3. Overall the feedback was positive with some concerns about the volume of reading materials, the number of participation dialogues in Moodle and the timing of the second assessment in relation to the class activities (particularly the time available after the second Intensive Workshop).

Response to Student Feedback

For Term 3 the materials were both updated and condensed to reduce the expected volume of materials. The number of dialogues was reduced from 10-8 and the timing of the second Intensive workshop was also changed to enable more time for teams to successfully complete their submissions.

7. Course Schedule

For AGSM academic calendars and key dates please visit
Week Activity Topic Detail/Engagement Assessment Task
Week 1 Introduction and Engagement: Dialogues 1 & 2Unit 1: What everyone needs to know about marketing

Teleconference (date/time TBA)

Assessment 4 : Online participation through Dialogues 1-8
Week 2 Dialogue 3Unit 2: Understanding the marketing environment
Assessment 4 : Online participation through Dialogues 1-8
Week 3 Dialogue 4Unit 3: Market segmentation, targeting and positioning: the critical tasks for marketing effectively
Assessment 4 : Online participation through Dialogues 1-8
Week 4 -Unit 4: Understanding buying behaviour: business, government and consumer

Intensive Weekend 1 (Cohort 1): Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March 2020, 9am to 5pm

Week 5 -Unit 5: The marketing mix: product and pricing strategies

Intensive 1 (Cohort 2): Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March 2020, 9am to 5pm

Week 6 Dialogue 5Unit 6: The marketing mix: distribution and communication strategies
Assessment 4 : Online participation through Dialogues 1-8
Week 7 Dialogue 6 and Assessment 1 dueUnit 7: Building stronger brand
Assessment 4 : Online participation through Dialogues 1-8
Assessment 1 : Organisation and Environmental Analysis
Week 8 Dialogue 7Unit 8: Satisfaction and loyalty: co-creating and sustaining value
Assessment 4 : Online participation through Dialogues 1-8
Week 9 -Unit 9: Digital marketing

Intensive Weekend 2 (Cohort 1): Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April 2020, 9am to 5pm

Week 10 Dialogue 8Unit 10: Bringing it all together in the marketing plan

Intensive 2 (Cohort 2): Friday 24 and Saturday 25 April 2020, 9am to 5pm

Assessment 4 : Online participation through Dialogues 1-8
Week 11 Work on Assessments 2 and 3-
Week 12 Assessments 2 (Monday) & 3 (Sunday) both due-
Assessment 3 : Final major assessment
Assessment 2 : Marketing strategy development
Week 1 Dialogue 1 and 2Unit 1: What everyone needs to know about marketing



Assessment 4 : Online participation through dialogues
Week 2 Dialogue 3Unit 2: Understanding the marketing environment



Assessment 4 : Online participation through dialogues
Week 3 Dialogue 4Unit 3: Market segmentation, targeting and positioning: the critical tasks for marketing effectively



Assessment 4 : Online participation through dialogues
Week 4 -Unit 4: Understanding buying behaviour: business, government and consumer
Week 5 -Unit 5: The marketing mix: product and pricing strategies
Week 6 Dialogue 5Unit 6: The marketing mix: distribution and communication strategies



Assessment 4 : Online participation through dialogues
Week 7 Dialogue 6 and Assessment 1 dueUnit 7: Building stronger brand



Assessment 4 : Online participation through dialogues
Assessment 1 : Organisation and environmental analysis
Week 8 Dialogue 7Unit 8: Satisfaction and loyalty: co-creating and sustaining value
Assessment 4 : Online participation through dialogues
Week 9 -Unit 9: Digital marketing
Week 10 Dialogue 8Unit 10: Bringing it all together in the marketing plan
Assessment 4 : Online participation through dialogues
Week 11 Work on Assessments 2 and 3-
Week 12 Assessments 2 and 3 due
Assessment 3 : Final major assessment
Assessment 2 : Marketing strategy development

8. Policies and Support

Information about UNSW Business School protocols, University policies, student responsibilities and education quality and support.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Business School places knowledge and capabilities at the core of its curriculum via seven Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs). These PLOs are systematically embedded and developed across the duration of all coursework programs in the Business School.

PLOs embody the knowledge, skills and capabilities that are taught, practised and assessed within each Business School program. They articulate what you should know and be able to do upon successful completion of your degree.

Upon graduation, you should have a high level of specialised business knowledge and capacity for responsible business thinking, underpinned by ethical professional practice. You should be able to harness, manage and communicate business information effectively and work collaboratively with others. You should be an experienced problem-solver and critical thinker, with a global perspective, cultural competence and the potential for innovative leadership.

All UNSW programs and courses are designed to assess the attainment of program and/or course level learning outcomes, as required by the UNSW Assessment Design Procedure. It is important that you become familiar with the Business School PLOs, as they constitute the framework which informs and shapes the components and assessments of the courses within your program of study.

PLO 1: Business knowledge

Students will make informed and effective selection and application of knowledge in a discipline or profession, in the contexts of local and global business.

PLO 2: Problem solving

Students will define and address business problems, and propose effective evidence-based solutions, through the application of rigorous analysis and critical thinking.

PLO 3: Business communication

Students will harness, manage and communicate business information effectively using multiple forms of communication across different channels.

PLO 4: Teamwork

Students will interact and collaborate effectively with others to achieve a common business purpose or fulfil a common business project, and reflect critically on the process and the outcomes.

PLO 5: Responsible business practice

Students will develop and be committed to responsible business thinking and approaches, which are underpinned by ethical professional practice and sustainability considerations.

PLO 6: Global and cultural competence

Students will be aware of business systems in the wider world and actively committed to recognise and respect the cultural norms, beliefs and values of others, and will apply this knowledge to interact, communicate and work effectively in diverse environments.

PLO 7: Leadership development

Students will develop the capacity to take initiative, encourage forward thinking and bring about innovation, while effectively influencing others to achieve desired results.

These PLOs relate to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.  Separate PLOs for honours and postgraduate research programs are included under 'Related Documents'.

Business School course outlines provide detailed information for students on how the course learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment/s contribute to the development of Program Learning Outcomes.



UNSW Graduate Capabilities

The Business School PLOs also incorporate UNSW graduate capabilities, a set of generic abilities and skills that all students are expected to achieve by graduation. These capabilities articulate the University’s institutional values, as well as future employer expectations.

UNSW Graduate CapabilitiesBusiness School PLOs
Scholars capable of independent and collaborative enquiry, rigorous in their analysis, critique and reflection, and able to innovate by applying their knowledge and skills to the solution of novel as well as routine problems.
  • PLO 1: Business knowledge
  • PLO 2: Problem solving
  • PLO 3: Business communication
  • PLO 4: Teamwork
  • PLO 7: Leadership development

Entrepreneurial leaders capable of initiating and embracing innovation and change, as well as engaging and enabling others to contribute to change
  • PLO 1: Business knowledge
  • PLO 2: Problem solving
  • PLO 3: Business communication
  • PLO 4: Teamwork
  • PLO 6: Global and cultural competence
  • PLO 7: Leadership development

Professionals capable of ethical, self-directed practice and independent lifelong learning
  • PLO 1: Business knowledge
  • PLO 2: Problem solving
  • PLO 3: Business communication
  • PLO 5: Responsible business practice

Global citizens who are culturally adept and capable of respecting diversity and acting in a socially just and responsible way.
  • PLO 1: Business knowledge
  • PLO 2: Problem solving
  • PLO 3: Business communication
  • PLO 4: Teamwork
  • PLO 5: Responsible business practice
  • PLO 6: Global and cultural competence

While our programs are designed to provide coverage of all PLOs and graduate capabilities, they also provide you with a great deal of choice and flexibility.  The Business School strongly advises you to choose a range of courses that assist your development against the seven PLOs and four graduate capabilities, and to keep a record of your achievements as part of your portfolio. You can use a portfolio as evidence in employment applications as well as a reference for work or further study. For support with selecting your courses contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Academic Integrity is honest and responsible scholarship. This form of ethical scholarship is highly valued at UNSW. Terms like Academic Integrity, misconduct, referencing, conventions, plagiarism, academic practices, citations and evidence based learning are all considered basic concepts that successful university students understand. Learning how to communicate original ideas, refer sources, work independently, and report results accurately and honestly are skills that you will be able to carry beyond your studies.

The definition of academic misconduct is broad. It covers practices such as cheating, copying and using another person’s work without appropriate acknowledgement. Incidents of academic misconduct may have serious consequences for students.


UNSW regards plagiarism as a form of academic misconduct. UNSW has very strict rules regarding plagiarism. Plagiarism at UNSW is using the words or ideas of others and passing them off as your own. All Schools in the Business School have a Student Ethics Officer who will investigate incidents of plagiarism and may result in a student’s name being placed on the Plagiarism and Student Misconduct Registers.

Below are examples of plagiarism including self-plagiarism:

Copying: Using the same or very similar words to the original text or idea without acknowledging the source or using quotation marks. This includes copying materials, ideas or concepts from a book, article, report or other written document, presentation, composition, artwork, design, drawing, circuitry, computer program or software, website, internet, other electronic resource, or another person's assignment, without appropriate acknowledgement of authorship.

Inappropriate Paraphrasing: Changing a few words and phrases while mostly retaining the original structure and/or progression of ideas of the original, and information without acknowledgement. This also applies in presentations where someone paraphrases another’s ideas or words without credit and to piecing together quotes and paraphrases into a new whole, without appropriate referencing.

Collusion: Presenting work as independent work when it has been produced in whole or part in collusion with other people. Collusion includes:

  • Students providing their work to another student before the due date, or for the purpose of them plagiarising at any time
  • Paying another person to perform an academic task and passing it off as your own
  • Stealing or acquiring another person’s academic work and copying it
  • Offering to complete another person’s work or seeking payment for completing academic work

Collusion should not be confused with academic collaboration (i.e., shared contribution towards a group task).

Inappropriate Citation: Citing sources which have not been read, without acknowledging the 'secondary' source from which knowledge of them has been obtained.

Self-Plagiarism: ‘Self-plagiarism’ occurs where an author republishes their own previously written work and presents it as new findings without referencing the earlier work, either in its entirety or partially. Self-plagiarism is also referred to as 'recycling', 'duplication', or 'multiple submissions of research findings' without disclosure. In the student context, self-plagiarism includes re-using parts of, or all of, a body of work that has already been submitted for assessment without proper citation.

To see if you understand plagiarism, do this short quiz:


The University also regards cheating as a form of academic misconduct. Cheating is knowingly submitting the work of others as their own and includes contract cheating (work produced by an external agent or third party that is submitted under the pretences of being a student’s original piece of work). Cheating is not acceptable at UNSW.

If you need to revise or clarify any terms associated with academic integrity you should explore the 'Working with Academic Integrity' self-paced lessons available at:

For UNSW policies, penalties, and information to help you avoid plagiarism see: as well as the guidelines in the online ELISE tutorials for all new UNSW students: For information on student conduct see:

For information on how to acknowledge your sources and reference correctly, see: If you are unsure what referencing style to use in this course, you should ask the lecturer in charge.

Student Responsibilities and Conduct

Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to university policies in relation to class attendance and general conduct and behaviour, including maintaining a safe, respectful environment; and to understand their obligations in relation to workload, assessment and keeping informed.

Information and policies on these topics can be found on the 'Managing your Program' website.


It is expected that you will spend at least ten to twelve hours per week studying for a course except for Summer Term courses which have a minimum weekly workload of twenty to twenty four hours. This time should be made up of reading, research, working on exercises and problems, online activities and attending classes. In periods where you need to complete assignments or prepare for examinations, the workload may be greater. Over-commitment has been a cause of failure for many students. You should take the required workload into account when planning how to balance study with employment and other activities.

We strongly encourage you to connect with your Moodle course websites in the first week of semester. Local and international research indicates that students who engage early and often with their course website are more likely to pass their course.

View more information on expected workload


Your regular and punctual attendance at lectures and seminars or in online learning activities is expected in this course. The Business School reserves the right to refuse final assessment to those students who attend less than 80% of scheduled classes where attendance and participation is required as part of the learning process (e.g., tutorials, flipped classroom sessions, seminars, labs, etc.).

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General Conduct and Behaviour

You are expected to conduct yourself with consideration and respect for the needs of your fellow students and teaching staff. Conduct which unduly disrupts or interferes with a class, such as ringing or talking on mobile phones, is not acceptable and students may be asked to leave the class.

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Health and Safety

UNSW Policy requires each person to work safely and responsibly, in order to avoid personal injury and to protect the safety of others.

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Keeping Informed

You should take note of all announcements made in lectures, tutorials or on the course web site. From time to time, the University will send important announcements to your university e-mail address without providing you with a paper copy. You will be deemed to have received this information. It is also your responsibility to keep the University informed of all changes to your contact details.

Student Support and Resources

The University and the Business School provide a wide range of support services and resources for students, including:

Business School EQS Consultation Program
The Consultation Program offers academic writing, literacy and numeracy consultations, study skills, exam preparation for Business students. Services include workshops, online resources, individual and group consultations.
Level 1, Room 1035, Quadrangle Building.
02 9385 4508

Business School Student Centre
The Business School Student Centre provides advice and direction on all aspects of admission, enrolment and graduation.
Level 1, Room 1028 in the Quadrangle Building
02 9385 3189

UNSW Learning Centre
The UNSW Learning Centre provides academic skills support services, including workshops and resources, for all UNSW students. See their website for details.
Lower Ground Floor, North Wing Chancellery Building.
02 9385 2060

Educational Support Service
Educational Support Advisors work with all students to promote the development of skills needed to succeed at university, whilst also providing personal support throughout the process. Check their website to request an appointment or to register in the Academic Success Program.
John Goodsell Building, Ground Floor.
02 9385 4734

Library services and facilities for students
The UNSW Library offers a range of collections, services and facilities both on-campus and online.
Main Library, F21.
02 9385 2650

Moodle eLearning Support
Moodle is the University’s learning management system. You should ensure that you log into Moodle regularly.
02 9385 3331

UNSW IT provides support and services for students such as password access, email services, wireless services and technical support.
UNSW Library Annexe (Ground floor).
02 9385 1333

Disability Support Services
UNSW Disability Support Services provides assistance to students who are trying to manage the demands of university as well as a health condition, learning disability or who have personal circumstances that are having an impact on their studies. Disability Advisers can arrange to put in place services and educational adjustments to make things more manageable so that students are able to complete their course requirements. To receive educational adjustments for disability support, students must first register with Disability Services.
Ground Floor, John Goodsell Building.
02 9385 4734

UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services
Provides support and services if you need help with your personal life, getting your academic life back on track or just want to know how to stay safe, including free, confidential counselling.
Level 2, East Wing, Quadrangle Building.
02 9385 5418

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