What is Marketing?
Marketing is the process of understanding, identifying, and anticipating consumer’s needs and wants, and then creating, communicating, and delivering a product or a service that satisfies the consumer’s requirements, profitably. Marketing enables organisations to anticipate and respond to market demands, quickly and effectively, and therefore, maintain the organisation’s competitive edge in the dynamic global marketplace.
What do Marketing professionals do?
Marketing professionals play a key role in the success of an organisation. They are highly creative, yet analytical individuals, who are consumer focused, aware of competitive threats, and are able to act quickly to the changing market conditions. They are responsible for understanding and anticipating consumer needs and wants, analysing and translating those needs and wants into products and services, and designing and creating of the marketing solution that will help the organisation grow its market share.
What do I study?
The Marketing major, which can be undertaken as part of the Bachelor of Business, will provide you with skills, knowledge, and tools, required to deal with the complexities and challenges of the global marketing environment. Key marketing concepts covered include consumer behaviour, business to business marketing, marketing research, customer services and satisfaction, product planning and management, marketing communications, advertising and promotion, strategic marketing, marketing law, and global marketing.
The final year capstone industry based projects will be based on a real application in industry or in an organisation. This project will allow you to bring together and strengthen the knowledge and skills you have gained during the program.
Bachelor of Business (majors available in: Accounting, Marketing, and Management)
What are the career opportunities?
As a graduate of the marketing major, you may find employment in areas of marketing communication, advertising, market research, strategic marketing and planning, retailing, sales, services, direct marketing, product management and new product development, brand management, distribution, account/relationship management, public relations, international marketing, and marketing consulting within a wide range of public, not-for-profit and private enterprises.
Career roles and options include: Marketing Officer, Marketing Manager, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Sales Manager, Service Manager, Account Manager, Market Researcher, Market Analyst, Strategy Consultant, Product Manager, Distribution Manager, Brand Manager, Communication Manager, Advertising Assistant, Advertising Manager, Events Coordinator, Public Relations Manager, Media Liaison Coordinator, and Marketing Communications Consultant.