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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.

2 videos (Total 8 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Meet Professor Hayden Noel1m
5 readings
About the Discussion Forums10m
Brand Descriptions10m
Updating Your Proflie10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Distribution (Place)

In this module, you will learn what is meant by the term distribution and its importance for companies. We will explore the different channel strategies and channel decisions that marketers need to make based on the product or service they are offering.

6 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
What is a Distribution Channel12m
Channel Decisions5m
Channel Design17m
Channel Management13m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz24m
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Pricing Strategy (Price)

An important element of the 4 Ps is Pricing. While all the other Ps focus on creating value, pricing helps companies to extract the value created. In this module, you will learn about pricing in marketing and the different considerations and steps involved in the pricing process.

5 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Pricing Approaches12m
Factors Affecting Pricing Decisions11m
Consumer Psychology and Pricing17m
Steps in Setting Price15m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz24m
4 hours to complete

Module 3: Marketing Communication (Promotion)

A strong brand allows companies to distinguish themselves from their competitors in their target market. To build a strong brand, marketers need to ensure that their messages to consumers are clear and consistent. In this module, we will learn how Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) help companies achieve this objective.

7 videos (Total 70 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
The Communications Model17m
The Communications Mix13m
The Changing Communications Environment5m
Steps in Developing a Communications Plan7m
Evaluating Advertising15m
Online Advertising8m
4 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
Case Memo Content Instructions10m
Case Memo Format Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
5 hours to complete

Module 4: Consumer Behavior

In this module, we will study the meaning of consumer behavior and the factors that influence it. We will explore the various factors that impact consumer perception of a product, and those that affect the adoption of a new product. We will also learn about the different variables that influence consumer buying behavior.

13 videos (Total 156 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
13 videos
Understanding Consumer Behavior6m
Cultural Factors7m
Social Factors21m
Personal Factors9m
Consumer Decision Making16m
Consumer Behavior and New Products25m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz24m
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Top reviews from Marketing Management II

By JNFeb 26th 2018

Wonderful class and Hayden Noel is amazing and engaging professor. I learned so much about marketing, but also about how to engage my audience. I would take any class that Professor Noel teaches.

By MSOct 8th 2018

I really appreciate professor Hayden's engaging attitude and teaching style. He is enjoyable to watch and work with.



Hayden Noel

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Business Administration, College of Business

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About the Value Chain Management Specialization

The purpose of organizations is to produce and deliver goods and services of value to customers while generating a surplus for owners. Value chain management focuses on understanding what different customers value, measuring inputs and outputs to assess value, and generating higher value for customers and greater surplus for organizations. In this Specialization, you will gain competencies that are critical for managers in any functional area. You will learn to create, model, analyze, and maximize value in accounting, operations, and marketing. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois iMBA Program. Each course fulfills a portion of the requirements for a University of Illinois course that can earn you college credit. When you complete the Value Chain Management Specialization, you will: · Understand how to apply a financial perspective of accounting for costs, understand how financial and non-financial accounting information facilitates strategic performance measurement, and integrate this information to continuously improve strategy. · Understand the role of operations management and process improvement, synthesize information to make decisions for organizational initiatives, and apply analytical techniques for tactical operations and process improvement decisions. · Understand how marketing works in the business world and how various marketing elements interact to create value for consumers and ultimately maximize value for your organization....
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