2018 Spring Term
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QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS
Applications of advanced statistical methods to managerial problems of prediction, inference, parametric and nonparametric, and decision making under uncertainty. Topics emphasized are multiple regression and time series.
Marketing Strategy reviews topics related to marketers' strategic efforts. It focuses on the Marketing Plan and offers students the opportunity to run a simulation, which will allow them to make specific choices related to Product, Promotion, Pricing and Distribution issues and gain feedback about the validity of their decisions.
The study of the behavior of consumers, including research methods and findings from the behavioral sciences, with emphasis placed on how marketing managers apply those ideas. The strategic implications of segmentation, targeting, and positioning will be explored in depth.
ETHICS IN THE MARKETPLACE
This course will focus primarily on issues related to the business/customer relationship, with customers being defined as both other organizations and consumers. The course will emphasize current issues such as privacy rights, pricing ethics, promotional tactics and targeting. Students will discuss topics, analyze cases, and write essays defending their opinions and suggesting strategies. The course will provide examples of both exemplary and poor business behavior.
This course exposes students to contemporary thought about brands and branding, the interaction between brands and consumer culture, and the strategies for building strong brands, Specific topics include brand identity, brand positioning, brand meaning, as well as how the brand guides strategic decisions about the elements of the marketing mix.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.