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BUS-2230-VO01X - Principles of Marketing


Synonym: 177206
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Semester Dates: 09-04-2018 to 10-22-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-13-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 10-02-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Diane Hartman | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 8/16 (as of 07-21-18 10:20 AM)

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Course Description:

This course introduces the role of marketing as it relates to manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and service businesses. Topics include product development, pricing decisions, promotional considerations, and distribution options of both goods and services. Students will also examine the emerging role of electronic marketing and its impact on today’s businesses.

Essential Objectives:

1. Describe the difference between marketing, sales, advertising and public relations functions.
2. Discuss the function and importance of marketing in the economy.
3. Explain the impact of demographic, economic, technological, political and cultural factors on a marketing strategy.
4. Identify and define the basic parts of a marketing system.
5. Analyze marketing information and develop marketing strategies based on that information.
6. Discuss major public policies and regulations that control marketing practices.
7. Discuss the ethical considerations inherent in marketing strategies and decisions.
8. Evaluate marketing strategies for diverse consumer segments.
9. Analyze the financial impact of a marketing plan through the use of pro-forma financial statements.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

 PRE-ASSIGNMENTS/COMMENTS:

Please post your photo in your profile.  If you prefer not to use a picture of yourself, please select an avatar that will represent you in the forums. 

You are required to address each topic (all three if there are three) with a minimum of a three paragraph essay related to the learning objectives.

Make certain you read all instructions, forum assignments and project assignments so you are aware of what is required each week.  Timely participation is the key.

Monitor your grade book.  I will post feedback and your score each week to your gradebook for the previous week by the following Friday of the new week!

Methods:

Students are required to contribute to our ongoing discussion throughout the week, and are encouraged to address multiple questions posed by both the instructor and fellow students.  Your frequent and relevant contributions to class discussions will contribute to a rich classroom environment and contribute to your participation percentage of the grade (50%)

Each week students are required to read supplementary material posted in the external links on the course site.  You will be asked to go over the material carefully, post questions, and thoughts about the assignments. You are encouraged to write three paragraphs each week on the readings and websites, connecting the material to the topics for the week.

Students will be required to identify and complete a project as part of their final grade. (50%) Your project will be to develop a marketing plan for a new product, service or business. More information to follow on a weekly basis.


 

Evaluation Criteria:

 EVALUATION:
Accomplishment of course objectives will be evaluated on the basis of:

 Forum Discussion participation 50%·        

 Project 50%

 Forum Discussion Scoring

This evaluation guideline will be used to assess the quality (content, critical thinking and mechanics) of your participation in the online discussion forums. The weekly discussions are worth 5 points. Please use this tool as a guide when constructing your weekly postings. Weekly postings are due on or before Friday midnight. If your first posting for the week appears after midnight on Friday or later,  points will be deducted. This is to encourage you to post while others still have time to read and reply (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) to you while the discussion forum is still open.

Content of Posting (highest possible points = 5)

Students will earn a high quality score = 5 points: Postings demonstrate a solid understanding of the concepts, topics and ideas as evidenced by thoughtful responses and questions that show a clear connection with the course material at hand. The postings show depth and include many supporting details. A critical analysis of an existing posted idea is demonstrated and the introduction of a different interpretation to an existing concept or idea is presented. The postings include comments, discussions, and questions that have a clear connection with the course material at hand. Complete sentences are used with clear and thoughtful organization. The postings are grammatically correct and free of spelling errors. The tone is clear and respectful. Postings respond to classmates and instructor.

Students will earn a good quality score = 4 points: Postings demonstrate an adequate understanding of the concepts, topics, and ideas as evidenced by posting superficial or general statements in the forum. Postings include a few details. Postings indicate agreement or disagreement with an existing discussion; however, the explanation or justification is limited. Postings provide comments, discussion, and questions; however a clear connection to the course material at hand is not evident. The student uses complete sentences, organization is evident and the posting includes no more than one mechanical error (grammar, spelling, usage) per paragraph. The tone is clear and respectful. Postings respond to classmates and instructor.

Students will earn a fair quality score =- 2-3 points: Postings demonstrate a restricted understanding of the concepts, topics and ideas as evidenced by posting information that could be derived from prior posts and/or including highly general comments. Postings indicate agreement or disagreement with an existing discussion; however, provides no justification or explanation for comments. The student uses complete sentences and the postings are comprehensible. The organization could be improved to present a more coherent argument, statement or question. The posting includes no more than 2-3 mechanical errors (grammar, spelling, usage) per paragraph.The tone is respectful. Postings do not respond to classmates and instructor.

Students will earn a poor quality score = 1-0 points: Postings are general or superficial and unrelated to the discussions at hand. Postings provide little or no evidence of agreement or disagreement with existing class discussions. Student uses incomplete sentences; responses are unstructured in their organization and include frequent errors in mechanics (grammar, spelling, usage) per paragraph. There is a distinct lack of tone and postings do not respond to classmates and instructor.

No post = 0 points

First post Friday or later = 0 points

Written Assignments

In the online classroom, it is the relationships and interactions among people through which knowledge is primarily generated (Palloff and Pratt, 2007). You will be creating your social presence online through your written words. Be aware of the tone used in your postings. Make certain your words are clear and respectful. This will help insure your contribution is correctly understood by your classmates.

A Level score:

· Question is carefully and systematically answered and responses are substantive

· Questions posed clearly relate to the ideas being discussed and researched

· Responses illustrate the student has a thorough understanding of the subject matter as evidenced through appropriate use of subject specific vocabulary and key concepts and the ability to relate the subject matter to their own experiences and /or other areas of knowledge.

· Responses are thoroughly researched and reference (in MLA format) with sources

· Arguments, theories and conclusions are well developed and show evidence of critical thinking and reflection

· Writing with a very limited number of spelling and grammar errors clearly communicates the argument

· Responses are submitted on time, according to deadlines outlined in the assignments listing

B Level score:

· All major pieces of the question are carefully and systematically answered

· Questions posed peripherally relate to the ideas being discussed and researched

· Responses illustrate the student’s understanding of the subject matter as evidenced through appropriate use of subject specific vocabulary and key concepts; limited ability to relate the subject matter to their own experiences and /or other areas of knowledge

· Responses are researched and reference (in MLA format) with sources

· Arguments, theories and conclusions are well developed

· A small number of spelling and grammar errors may be present

· Responses are submitted on time, according to deadlines outlined in the assignments listing

C Level score:

· Student responds to most elements of the assignment

· Responses may be limited in nature and may not relate directly to the specific ideas and questions posed

· Questions posed do not relate to the ideas being discussed and researched

· Response illustrates basic understanding of subject matter

· Limited amount of research and use of primary and secondary sources

· Arguments, theories and conclusions are not fully developed. Spelling and grammar errors impede the student’s ability to communicate the main points of the argument

· Automatic drop in grade when responses are submitted after deadline

D Level score:

· Student responds to some elements of the discussion assignment

·

· Responses are not included

· Response illustrates limited understanding of subject matter

· Little to no research and use of primary and secondary sources

· Spelling and grammar errors make it difficult for the student to communicate the main points of the argument

· Automatic drop in grade when responses are submitted after deadline

F Level score:

· Student does not respond to the components of the discussion assignment

· Response does not illustrate an understanding of the subject matter

· No research or use of primary and secondary sources

· Spelling and grammar errors make it impossible for the student to communicate the main points of the argument

· No response

Late Work: All work must be submitted by the posted deadline. If it is not, prior arrangements must be made with the instructor or it will not be accepted. Please note, even if an extension is granted, expect your work to drop at least a letter grade (penalty for late submission)

Grading Criteria:

These are letter grade criteria that you have entered. They will be formatted as they appear below, in the finished course description.

LETTER GRADE CRITERIA:

A+ through A-: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.

B+ through B-: For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.

C+ through C-: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.

D+ through D-: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.

F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.

P: Equivalent to D (+/-) or better and therefore course will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

NP: indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description.

Grade Scale:

100%-97%                                                                  A+

96%-94%                                                                    A

93%-90%                                                                    A-

89%-87%                                                                    B+

86%-84%                                                                    B

83%-80%                                                                    B-

79%-77%                                                                    C+

76%-74%                                                                    C

73%-70%                                                                    C-

69%-67%                                                                    D+

66%-64%                                                                    D

63%-60%                                                                    D-

Textbooks:

Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

BUS-2230-VO01X Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Diane Hartman
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos

Attendance Policy:

 ATTENDANCE POLICY:

Attendance for Principles of Management includes consistent participation in the discussion forum and completion of required assignments each week. In addition to posting the required three paragraph topic discussion, students are required to post the following in the discussion forum on a weekly basis:

Post a minimum of two questions for classmates' responses for each topic

Respond to a minimum of two of your classmate’s questions for each topic

Failure to post the minimum requirements on a weekly basis will be recorded as an absence.  Three absences from class result in failure of the course.

Syllabus:

Principles of Marketing Fall 2018 Online Accelerated Course Seven Weeks

 

Fall 2018

 Chapters

Reading Assignments

Activities

 

Project

Week 1

 

Overview of Marketing

 

Ethics

 

Strategies

Plan

Marketing 6e

Chapter 1

 

 

Chapter 4

 

Chapter 2

 

Discussion Forum

Instructor/student questions

Individual Marketing Project/study

 

Idea

Week 2

 

Social & Mobile Marketing

 

Analyzing Market

Marketing 6e

Chapter 3

 

 

 

Chapter 5

 

Discussion Forum

Instructor/student questions

Individual Marketing Project/study

 

Mission Statement and Goals & Objectives

Week 3

 

 

Segmentation

 

Market Research

Marketing 6e

 

Chapter 9

 

Chapter 10

 

Discussion Forum

Instructor/student questions

Individual Marketing Project/study

 

SWOT

Week 4

 

Consumer Behavior

 

Business to Business

 

Global Marketing

 

Marketing 6e

Chapter 6

 

 

Chapter 7

 

 

Chapter 8n

 

Discussion Forum

Instructor/student questions

Individual Marketing Project/study

 

STP

Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning

 

Marketing Mix

Week 5

 

Products, Branding

 

Developing New Products

Marketing 6e

Chapter 11

 

 

Chapter 12

 

Discussion Forum

Instructor/student questions

Individual Marketing Project/study

 

Implementation

Week 6

 

Services

 

Personal Selling & Sales Management

Marketing 6e

Chapter 13

 

Chapter 20

 

Discussion Forum

Instructor/student questions

Individual Marketing Project/study

Evaluation Metric

Week 7

Reflection

Evaluation & Assessment

 

Executive Summary critique

 

Upload Plan

Reflective Essay

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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