Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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 (On-campus split block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Jan Brace-Govan


Contemporary marketing leaders have to engage with diverse and compelling social issues. This is regardless of the sector in which marketing leaders operate - private, public, or civil society. Hence, awareness of contemporary social issues and the role of marketing in addressing these is a critical part of the modern marketing toolkit. The approach will define the marketer's contribution as responsible and effective global leaders. In this unit you will explore various marketing concepts, frameworks and techniques ranging from social marketing to macromarketing and transformative consumer research, which can help develop such awareness and facilitate informed decision making. A high level of understanding of marketing concepts will be assumed.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and assess the challenges the broader society presents to the marketplace
  2. critically evaluate complex, contradictory social phenomena from a marketing perspective
  3. demonstrate sensitive, innovative solutions utilising a modern marketing toolkit.


Within semester assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%

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 be enrolled in course 2276 and must have passed 48 credit points.