Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Marketing
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Torgeir Aleti


This unit will extend understanding of digital marketing, in particular the role of new media. The social media landscape will be investigated, in terms of the tools and technologies, as well as consumers and communities. Approaches to understanding customers and stakeholders through the use of social media will be explored, and various strategies to engage with these stakeholders will be developed. Particular emphasis will be placed on social media metrics, including exposure to analytical tools, and the evaluation and reporting of strategic outcomes.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop an understanding of the social media landscape
  2. identify how organisations can utilise social media to build an in-depth understanding of customers and stakeholders
  3. construct social media strategies to engage customers and stakeholders
  4. understand how social media metrics can be used to measure the effectiveness of those strategies.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


Students must have completed one of the following: MKX9160, MKX9550, MKX5461, MBA9006 or an undergraduate major in Marketing before undertaking this unit.