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Unit information: Markets and Marketing in 2022/23

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Unit name Markets and Marketing
Unit code EFIM10017
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Rogers
Open unit status Not open
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School/department School of Management
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Unit Information

The aim of the unit is to explore the concept of ‘markets’ from two angles. Firstly, from an economic perspective it reflects upon the structure of markets, how they work and the factors that affect demand and supply. From a marketing perspective it reflects upon the range of stakeholders associated with any given market and the function that marketing fulfils for organisations, customers and consumers. In this way, not only does it provide an introduction to the basic concepts associated with two key areas of study; Economics and Marketing, it also highlights links between the fields of study eroding the tendency of students to ‘siloise’ their view of subjects studied within their programme.

Your learning on this unit

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

1) Recognise the concept of a ‘market’ as a multi-dimensional construct

2) Analyse the range of factors that affect supply and demand

3) Reflect upon the range of stakeholders that operate within a given market and appraise the range of needs/wants they are seeking to satisfy.

4) Evaluate the role of marketing practice and its relative ability to identify and respond to market needs.

5) Reflect upon the ethical issues associated with marketing and its efforts to create market demand.

6) Develop effective team-working, communication, presentation, written and oral, and planning skills.

How you will learn

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions including lectures, tutorials, drop -in sessions, discussion boards and other online learning opportunities.

How you will be assessed

Formative mid-term group presentation. Individual assignement 3000 words (which will incorporate the feedback from the group presentation) - 100%


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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