BUKD-M501 Marketing in the Era of Digital Technology
- 12 weeks
- 3.00 credits
- Prerequisite(s): BUKD-M596
This course is based on the premise that marketing is undergoing profound and rapid change in the digital era. The course will deal with the way that marketing has leveraged technology to facilitate exchange between buyers and sellers and among customers themselves new ways. Topics that will be covered in this course include online retailing (or e-tailing), behavioral targeting based on buyer profiles, integrated advertising strategy that capitalizes on digital capabilities, the pricing function in a digital era, the role of social networking, and the rapid emergence of smart phones and their role in mobile marketing. The course will involve readings, online discussion forums, and a required project. Examples of possible projects include the creation of an integrated advertising and promotion campaign, defining the basis for a social network and related interactions, devising an online retailing site, or designing a customized sales program aimed at key clients. The course is designed to create an in-depth understanding of a wide range of digital concepts and to develop related capabilities in the digital world of marketing.