This innovative new course gives you a firm grounding in the two disciplines of management and marketing in an international context. You gain knowledge and an understanding of the global influences on business and marketing, together with the ability to analyse marketing management decisions in an international setting.
If you are a business graduate or a graduate from a related discipline and want to pursue a career in management or marketing, this is the course for you. It is also ideal if you are already working in a marketing environment.
The course is the ideal foundation for students from a business or marketing background who are looking to develop management or marketing careers, but who do not yet have significant experience.The marketing consultancy project is considered to be one of the highlights of the programme, enabling you to work on live consultancy projects with local SMEs. Mentoring by local CIM practitioners through the Marketing Consultancy module links with the activity generated through Teesside Marketing Clinic. This gives you opportunities to network with local employers and gain invaluable experience of putting theory into practice. The Digital Marketing Theory and Practice module evaluates ways in which an organisation can deliver an online customer experience and the importance of the online presence to develop and support branding and customer service objectives. Search engine optimisation, customer acquisition and retention, display advertising, advergaming, mobile marketing, email marketing, viral marketing, online PR, affiliate marketing, social media, video and etailing are all explored in detail.
The programme develops your understanding of strategic issues in marketing and management. It reflects the main functional areas of international business and integrates theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context.
Modules offered may vary.
How you learn
You learn through a variety of methods both in the classroom and also in workshops. The lectures/workshops are designed to enable you to apply the theoretical approaches you have learned into live and practical situations relevant to industry's needs today.
Modules are taught via lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group work and practise in the Marketing Clinic. Teaching staff adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module content and provide feedback.
How you are assessed
Assessment methods vary according to the module studied and may include essays, report writing, presentations, formal examinations and course work.
This programme equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in a career in marketing or management. It is relevant to the private and public sectors, as well as profit and non-profit organisations.