MKS3881 - Electronic marketing - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Marketing

Unit guides


South Africa

  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


Traditional business disciplines are starting to appreciate the fundamental challenges presented by the application of technology to their knowledge base. In marketing, the most visible agent of change has been WWW and online transacting which has already revolutionised a number of sectors of the world economy. This subject takes marketing and traditional views of marketing, and exposes them to critical analysis in the light of technological change. It explores how marketers can utilise different ways of understanding, creating, communicating and delivering customer value in the marketplace.


The learning goals of this unit are to:

  1. illustrate insight into how traditional marketing structures and concepts, techniques and activities translate into the electronic marketing medium
  2. demonstrate an integrated perspective of how electronic marketing contributes to value creation for all stakeholders
  3. illustrate an ability to analyse the market and to create and develop innovative electronic solutions to fulfil identifiable needs
  4. combine theory with the pragmatism required to effectively traverse the divide between marketing and delivering an electronic solution to market needs.


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 passed MKG1120, MKS1120, MKW1120 or MKW1601 and MKS2460, MKW2460 or MKG2460 before undertaking this unit.