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Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate how marketing and communication managers can effectively manage research decision making, research stakeholder relationships and the research process to ensure best outcomes
  2. Identify and describe  the information managers require in order to effectively fulfill marketing and communication functions
  3. Evaluate the techniques used and the questions asked to generate the most commonly used marketing and communication information
  4. Interpret the information generated for practical marketing and communication decision making and develop appropriate strategies and mixes
  5. Communicate professionally and function effectively as an individual, and / or an effective member or leader of a team.
    • Improving customer satisfaction and service quality
    • Measuring and improving brand health
    • Retail audits for effective portfolio, category management and channel strategy
    • Understanding consumer attitudes and behaviour
    • Idea generation for products and communications
    • Developing and improving product offerings
    • Effective promotions
    • Evaluating advertising impact
    • Developing prices
    • Outlet design and merchandising formats
    • Effective market segmentation
  • Study resources

    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

SWI-MKT10007-Fundamentals of Marketing , or AVA10004


Students must have completed 150 Credit Points (12 subjects) and MKT10007 Fundamentals of Marketing or AVA10004.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject examines the information and decision making in which organisations most commonly engage in to develop effective marketing. The content reflects key information areas that companies invest most of their market research budget.
It also imparts understanding and practical experience in critical aspects of research information and decision making in contemporary business contexts. Trends in marketing research, internal company market information strategies and information challenges posed by international and emerging markets are explored.

The use and interpretation of data generated from popular areas of contemporary market research and other research activities that support marketing and communication functions are covered.

  • Assignment 1 — Minor (Individual) (15-25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Major (Group) (30-40%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Individual (35-55%)

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

undergraduate SWI-BUS-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Business

  • Bachelor of Business Core Subjects
  • Major in Advertising (this Major is currently in teach-out)
  • Major in Economics
  • Major in Finance
  • Major in Information Systems
  • Major in Marketing
  • Co-Major in Advertising (this Co-Major is currently in teach-out)
  • Co-Major in Economics (for Finance students)
  • Co-Major in Economics (not for Finance students)
  • Co-Major in Finance (cannot be taken with the Finance or Economics Major)
  • Co-Major in Finance (for Economics students)
  • Co-Major in Information Systems
  • Co-Major in Marketing (cannot be taken with the Marketing Major)

undergraduate SWI-CIS-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Business Information Systems

  • Core Subjects Information Systems
  • Major in Business Analysis
  • Major in Data Analytics
  • Co-Major in Economics
  • Co-Major in Marketing