Marketing Management (MKM)
MKM 311 Innovation and Complex Systems 4 credits
This course introduces innovation as an essential for the new rule of business. Students will learn the framework and techniques to systematize innovation allowing them to take advantage of emerging opportunities. They will use the knowledge to understand how innovation affects the way we deploy resources to fulfill customer desires, viewing themselves as agents of innovation within organizations. Within this course of study the student will also examine the underlying dynamics, culture and change within an organizational context.
MKM 321 Marketing Innovation 4 credits
This course is the foundation of the marketing program. It reviews the concepts and application-oriented framework for marketing decision-making in a dynamic environment. Students explore current and emerging trends within a shifting marketplace and economic landscape. The five P's of marketing - place, price, product, promotion and people - are the center of this module. The course emphasizes environmental scanning, target customers and achieving organizational objectives through the intentional and skillful blending of marketing strategies. Students will create their own marketing plans within this module.
MKM 330 Integrated Marketing Communications 4 credits
This course will focus on developing marketing strategy and executing diverse communication tactics that are critical for business success. The student develops specific targeted communications and campaigns to meet their strategic communication objectives and target markets while integrating elements to gain an appreciation for the promotion mix (personal selling, direct mail, advertising, public relations, electronic and personal selling, etc.) tactics. Students will create their own promotional plans as avenues for transmitting marketing messages effectively and present those to the cohort based on their overall value related to usefulness, cost/benefit analysis and social value.
MKM 342 Marketing Research 4 credits
This course gives students the tools for researching consumers and markets. Students learn to develop surveys, observation, experiments, and other tools for learning about customer characteristics and requirements. They learn about analytical techniques, data sources, research planning and costs. It requires an understanding of the components of the marketing research process, how to utilize it effectively to obtain relevant information, and how to integrate such information into the marketing decision-making process. As part of this course students will fully investigate the dynamics of an industry of their choice. Students will analyze the structure, competition, success/failure factors, distribution systems and other industry factors. This analysis will be used in their final business plan
MKM 350 Interactive and Mobile Marketing 4 credits
This course will explore the explosion of Internet marketing options to engage consumers. It is designed as an introduction to the rapidly evolving world of Interactive marketing focusing on the tools of Internet marketing. Students will explore integrating electronic methods into the marketing function. The course includes discussion of the importance of website return on investment and brand building, community development and digital marketing models. Social media strategy and mobile marketing are also built into the course. By analyzing a company's marketing situation the student will complete an Internet marketing plan that aligns to the business objectives.
MKM 360 International Marketing 4 credits
Today the economy is global and it is necessary to understand other world stakeholders and how business is ethically implemented worldwide. This course focuses on contemporary issues marketing across national borders, marketing within foreign countries and collaborating within global markets. Areas of focus include identifying marketing-based international business opportunities within the context of cultural, social, economic and governmental factors that may influence buyer behavior and ultimately determine market strategy. Students will create international marketing plans to market products to other countries.
MKM 401 Understanding and Developing a Strategic Approach to Social Media 4 credits
This course will teach the fundamentals of using social media and explore how it is changing business communications through integration into marketing, PR, customer service and sales functions. Students will explore the process of developing a social media marketing and communications strategy for a business or organization and creating a strategic plan to chart a course for implementing that strategy. The strategic process will be supported by research and measurement projects using social search tools, in addition to assessing client goals, expectations and resources. Students will receive an introduction to the most widely used social tools in preparation of their research. As part of this course, students will choose a client to work with developing a real world social strategy throughout the series of three courses (Strategy, Implementation and Measurement).
MKM 402 Implementing Social Media Plans and Processes 4 credits
This course will explore the process of implementing a social media marketing and communications strategy utilizing a range of social media applications and platforms (including mobile). This process will include developing engagement approaches and creating content and social objects to populate channels for that engagement. Students will learn the fundamentals of building and optimizing a powerful presence in the most widely used social channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, etc.) gaining real-world experience in this process by working with a client of their choice (this must also be the same client they developed a social media strategy in the prior course).
MKM 403 Monitoring and Measuring Social Media Communications 4 credits
This course will explore the process of managing and measuring a social media strategy using a range of (paid and free) social search and measurement tools. This process will include learning more about the role of a Community Manager and understanding the practical applications of launching a social media initiative and integrating social media into an existing company infrastructure. Students will learn the fundamentals of social media monitoring and strategies for online reputation management and will be exposed to a range of social media case studies. They will also have an opportunity to present their own measurements when they report on the successes and struggles working with the client they selected for SMC 401 and 402 courses.
MKM 411 Applied Business Ethics 4 credits
This course is designed to investigate the broad spectrum of personal, business and society ethical issues that managers/leaders encounter. As corporate America struggles to find its social and ethical identity in a business environment that grows increasingly complex, managers are confronted with exceedingly difficult challenges. These challenges include balancing their economic, legal, ethical, and social responsibilities to the variety of stakeholder groups in which they interact. This course provides the structure for students to explore their personal ethics and develop the framework for addressing tough ethical decisions in business and in marketing. Students will apply ethical frameworks to business problems.
MKM 431 Applied Accounting & Finance 4 credits
In this course financial information is made easier to comprehend. It provides the foundation for basic principles and concepts that will make non-finance managers better equipped for service to the organization. Students will address financial assessment, budgeting and spending, global and ethical implications of financial decision-making, and financial prioritization for the present and the future. This course will provide the framework for the financials of market planning strategy including sales, new product development, return on investment, price and profit while offering the student an understanding of corporate reports and internal control.
MKM 440 Business Plan 3 credits
Students will create their own business plan for a product of their choice. The goal of this course is to enable the student to become proficient in developing his or her own business plans.
MKM 441 Marketing Strategy 4 credits
This course combines the overall coursework students have learned throughout their program of study. Students analyze graduate-level case studies for developing and implementing strategies that are distinctive and sustainable. The students will explore market entry and strategy alternatives as well as the integration of marketing strategy within operations, finance, supply chain and corporate culture within a global economy. Collaboration and group work is essential as students determine markets to compete based on their organization’s ability to create a competitive value proposition for the consumer.
MKM 450 Innovation and Systems Thinking 4 credits
Learn the framework and techniques to systematize innovation taking advantage of emerging opportunities. Develop an understanding for how innovation affects the deployment of resources fulfilling customer desires. Examine the underlying dynamics, culture, and change within an organizational context and its interrelated systems. (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 386)
MKM 452 Integrated Promotional Strategy 4 credits
Explore competencies in advertising, PR, sales promotion, and marketing through analyzing their strengths and weaknesses. Gain skills in strategy development and planning while concentrating on incorporating targets, timing, and message strategies with a U.S. and global perspective. Develop authentic communication skills to ethically advance organizational strategy. (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 386)
MKM 454 New Media Literacy and Social Media 4 credits
Learn to analyze, develop, implement, and evaluate communication strategies in the new media landscape where traditional channels and online social media co-exist. Explore digital, mobile, and social media, how to build digital media marketing strategies and track their effectiveness to increase shareholder value. Consideration will also be given to ethical issues associated with online privacy and security. (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 386)
MKM 456 Marketing Information and Analysis 4 credits
Examine management interaction and leadership in the world's largest industry by identifying and addressing growth strategies. Develop key management concepts and techniques to support workplace efficiency and productivity to ethically drive the industry through winning customer experiences. (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 386)
MKM 480 Business Plan 4 credits
This course spans the Marketing Management and Innovation program at Concordia University. It is presented as an independent study where students create their own business plan for a selected company, product, entity, or department approved by their faculty advisor. The goal of this course is to enable the student to become proficient in developing his or her own business plans.
MKM 488 Independent Study 1-4 credits
MKM 490 Business Strategy Plan 4 credits
Examine the interaction between business and market strategy to create innovative and sustained competitive advantage. Explore the foundation, processes, outcomes, and state of market strategy within the general framework of the firm. Utilize skills to complete a business plan as the program's capstone. (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in MKM 450, MKM 452, MKM 454, and MKM 456)
MKM 498 Internship 1-12 credits
The Marketing Internship provides the opportunity to gain knowledge through the experiential activities of organizational life. Joint cooperation with business, government, and non-profit institutions in structuring and monitoring work experience aimed at supplementing the marketing learning process. Opportunities are developed in consultation with the faculty advisor and department chair and require approval of both.