6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (Off-campus)
- Second semester 2019 (Evening)
Students must have passed MKF5955 or equivalent, or be enrolled in course B6010, or be granted permission by the Chief Examiner to undertake this unit.
"You cannot not communicate." This statement is at the heart of why integrated marketing communications (IMC) plays such a critical role within an organisation. Drawing on theoretical and industry based perspectives, in this unit you will gain an understanding of how IMC allows organisations to connect with and influence their consumers to achieve specific marketing and promotional objectives. Along the way, you will also gain insight into the marketing communications industry (including advertising, digital and media) and how it interacts with society.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- use industry accepted and theoretically sound frameworks and processes to prepare an integrated marketing communications plan
- construct realistic integrated marketing communication objectives and demonstrate the use of individual and integrated strategies to achieve these objectives
- recommend and justify relevant strategies and tactics relating to marketing communications, message and media decisions
- evaluate the influences affecting the efficient achievement of integrated marketing communication objectives including budget, resource allocation, project management and environmental pressures
- assess broader marketing communication industry issues, offering insight and analysis based on research.
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
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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