2015 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.
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.
PRODUCT INNOVATION AND PRICING
An in-depth examination of the theoretical framework and empirical findings as they relate to the development and pricing of new products. The marketing tasks of new product development and existing product management will be examined in an innovation context. Current methods of setting prices will also be discussed.
This class is designed to provide marketing majors and minors with basic knowledge of the Internet so that they can understand why this technology has and will continue to exert such an important impact on marketing practice. It will also consider such topics as web demographics, the online business model, web enhancement of products and services, personalization, traffic and brand building, net exchanges, and online community. In addition, the class will explore the impact that the Internet is having on such traditional areas of marketing concern as research, new product development, segmentation, personal selling, pricing, and distribution.
STRATEGIC MARKETING PLANNING
Analysis of the planning process in the marketing oriented enterprise culminating with the development of a marketing plan based on a current business problem. The supportive nature of staff functions is analyzed from the viewpoint of its contribution to total marketing planning and strategy.
This course provides students, under the direction of a faculty advisor, the opportunity to apply their theoretical backgrounds in settings ranging from internships in a marketing setting to other approved activities related to the practice of a marketing professional. A learning contract will be developed by the faculty advisor, professional supervisor (if applicable), and student that clearly delineates the expectations and responsibilities of each party involved in the practicum.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.