SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 4:20:22 AMBMK 50 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BMK 50Title:  MARKETING  
Full Title:  Marketing
Last Reviewed:9/24/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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The course includes the nature and functions of marketing; broad survey of flow of goods, types and functions of a marketing institution, classes of goods, trade channels, and social and economic implications.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The course includes the nature and functions of marketing; broad survey of flow of goods, types and functions of a marketing institution, classes of goods, trade channels, and social and economic implications.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Critique how marketing influences business decisions.
2.  Analyze the role of marketing concepts, conceive the impact of positioning, and weigh the value of various marketing strategies.
3.  Organize research methods in relation to target market to measure consumer and/or business buying behavior.
4.  Compare and contrast product features and attributes.
5.  Differentiate the characteristics of consumer vs. business goods.
6.  Assess product life cycle.
7.  Rank branding influence on company profitability and image.
8.  Evaluate potential growth of service marketing.
9.  Distinguish factors affecting price determination.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to marketing
  A. Overview and history of marketing
  B. Components of a successful marketing concept
  C. Introduction to markets
     1. Market vs. market segment
     2. Position
     3. Forecast demand
     4. Marketing mix
  D. Ethics and marketing
  E. Global perspective of marketing
II. Nature and scope of marketing, positioning
   A. Environmental monitoring
   B. External macroenvironment and forces of influence
      1. Economic conditions
      2. Stages of the business cycle
         a. Prosperity
         b. Recession
         c. Depression
         d. Recovery
      3. Competition
      4. Social and cultural forces
      5. Political and legal forces
   C. External microenvironment
      1. Market environments
      2. Suppliers
      3. Marketing intermediaries
   D. Organizational internal environment
III. Consumer maps: consumer vs. business markets
    A. Consumer markets
       1. Consumer demographics
       2. Level of involvement
       3. Culture vs. subculture
       4. Maslow's hierachy of needs
       5. Personality
   B. Business markets
      1. Components of the business market
      2. Characteristics of business demand
   C. Determinants of business market demand
   D. Business buying behavior and business buying decision process
   E. Buy classes
      1. New-task buying
      2. Straight rebuy
      3. Modified rebuy
IV. Segmentation
   A. Market segmentation
   B. Segmenting consumer markets
   C. Segmenting business markets
   D. Target market strategies
   E.  Positioning
V. Targeting
  A. Uses of marketing research
  B. Marketing information systems
  C. Decision support systems
  D. Databases, data warehouses, and data mining
  E. Marketing research projects
     1. Consumer surveys and the internet
     2. Making adjustment to conduct global research
  F. Competitive intelligence
VI. Product Planning and Development
   A. The meaning of product:  attributes comprising a product
   B. Classification of product:  characteristics and considerations
      1. Consumer goods
      2. Business goods
   C. Importance of product innovation
   D. Development of new products
      1. Strategy
      2. Producer's criteria for new products
      3. Middleman's criteria for new products
      4. New product adoption and diffusion
VII. Product Life Cycle
    A. Product mix and product line
    B. Product-mix strategies
       1. Positioning the product
       2. Positioning in relation to a product class or attribute
       3. Product-mix expansion
       4. Alteration of existing products
       5. Product-mix contraction
       6. Trading up and trading down
   C. Product life cycle
   D. Planned obsolescence and fashion
VIII. Branding
     A. Advantages and disadvantages of branding
     B. Selecting a brand name
     C. Protecting a brand name
     D. Branding strategies
     E. Packaging and Labeling
     F. Product design, color and quality
IX. Services Marketing
   A. Presentation of "22 Immutable Laws of Marketing" by Ries and Trout
   B. Nature and importance of services
   C. Development of services marketing program
   D. Managing service quality
   E. The future of services marketing
X. Pricing and Distribution, Global Markets
  A. Price determination
  B. Analytical ratios
  C. Price vs. nonprice competition

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1) Weekly reading assignments of 20-30 pages
2) Case study analysis
3) Individual and/or group oral presentation
4) Two to five written projects illustrating real-world marketing concepts (3 to 5 pages each)
5) Two to five examinations and a final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 35%
3-5 page written projects
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Individual and/or group oral presentation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Exams: multiple choice, true/false, matching, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Marketing, by Etzel, Walker and Stanton.  Irwin McGraw-Hill Publishing (11th edition), 2007.

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