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Course Professor Term Meetings

BA 3365 002 11s, Principles of Marketing Sonika Singh 2011 Spring Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00-11:15 am, SOM 2.804

Professor’s Contact Information Office Phone 972-883-4418
Other Phone Office Location Email Address Office Hours

SOM 3.618 Tuesday 11:30-12:30 pm or by appointment

General Course Information
Pre-requisites, Corequisites, & other restrictions


This course helps you to understand the fundamental principles of marketing, the marketing environment in which firms operate and the marketing strategies employed by firms to operate successfully in Course Description dynamic business environment. Lectures, videos, class exercises and team presentation will be used throughout the course. This course is aimed at understanding the essentials of marketing and stimulating new thoughts and ideas pertaining to the application of these concepts in the real world. Learning by doing will equip students to:
Learning Outcomes

Gain functional knowledge of marketing activities and their application. Analyze competitive environment and develop marketing plans. Analyze and interpret data and apply it to design appropriate strategies for a firm. Kerin, Hartley and Rudelius, Marketing (9th edition, cost: $150, available at Bookstore), McGraw Hill-Irwin, 2009. 8th edition is acceptable. Articles from reputed business magazines.

Required Texts & Materials Suggested Texts, Readings, & Materials

Assignments & Tentative Academic Calendar Week Date Topic 1 8/25/2011 Overview 2 8/30/2011 Chapter 1 9/01/2011 Chapter 2 3 9/06/2011 Chapter 3


Introduction to Marketing Strategic Planning Scanning the Marketing Environment Groups finalized Ethics & Social Responsibility Consumer Behavior Project Sixth Sense Presentations Market Research Project Sixth Sense Presentations Segmentation Targeting and Positioning

4 5 6

9/08/2011 9/13/2011 9/15/2011 9/20/2011 9/22/2011 9/27/2011 9/29/2011 10/04/2011 10/06/2011 10/11/2011 10/13/2011 10/18/2011 10/20/2011 10/25/2011 10/27/2011 11/01/2011 11/03/2011 11/08/2011 11/10/2011 11/15/2011 11/17/2011 11/22/2011 11/24/2011 11/28/2011 12/01/2011

Chapter 4 GUEST SPEAKER Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Chapter 8 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 9 Exam Review EXAM-1 Chapter 10 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 GUEST SPEAKER Chapter 17 Chapter 18 & 19 Presentations Presentations NO CLASS Presentations EXAM-II


8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

New Product Development Managing Products Managing Services Pricing essentials Pricing Pricing Channel Strategy Retailing IMC & Advertising

Note: 1. Assignments should be submitted on due dates. 2. The schedule and timelines are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. It is the student responsibility of the students to keep themselves updated. 3. Lecture notes and additional readings will be made available via elearning or distributed in class.

Course Policies
Grading (credit) Criteria Exam-1 Exam-II Project Class Participation Total Grades: A+ : 431-440 A : 416-430 A - : 380-415 B+ : 341-379 B : 301-340 B - : 260-300 C+ : 230--259 C : 210-229 C - : 180-209 D+ : 150-179 D : 130-149 D - : 100-129 (Scores will be rounded half up. Scores less than 100 will be F) 100 100 200 40 440

Detailed Description EXAM: a. Exam-Format Multiple choice Multiple choice, short answer questions 50 questions, closed book 25 multiple choice question, 5 short answer questions, closed book

Exam-I Exam-II


Exams are meant to test your understanding of basic Marketing concepts. Material covered in class from textbook, class PowerPoint slides, handouts, videos and cases will constitute the exam. There will be an exam review prior to the exam. “Practice test” will be uploaded for the class. However, these tests will NOT be graded and will not count towards your final score. Class Notes: Being attentive in class, following powerpoint slides and taking appropriate notes besides reading the text will be helpful to perform well in the exams. So I would strongly encourage you to bring a copy of the assigned chapters’ PowerPoint slides.



You are required to take all three exams. A make-up exam is permitted with a written doctor’s excuse or under extreme personal circumstances.

PROJECT: The aim of this project foster innovative thinking and development of unique product/service and apply basic marketing concepts to market your unique product/service. This relates to developing a marketing plan for a new product or service that you have in mind. The aim of the marketing plan is to obtain funding from a capital investment firm. 1. All students are required to form groups of 5 and email the member names no later than 6th September. Each group will come up with an innovative product /service and will present their ideas during Project “Sixth Sense”.


This Project is a group effort as well as individual effort within the group. Project consists of 2 parts as follows:

Part 1: Project “Sixth Sense” (50 points) Part II: Marketing Plan (150 points) This marketing plan will consist of 11 parts. These are: 1. Strategic Focus and Plan a. Goals i. Non Financial Goals ii. Financial Goals b. Core competency and sustainable competitive advantage 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Situation Analysis SWOT Analysis Industry Analysis Market Competition Customer Analysis Market-Product Focus a. Marketing and Product Objectives b. Target Markets c. Points of Difference d. Positioning Product Strategy Pricing Strategy Promotion Strategy Place (Distribution) Strategy Five Year Financial Projection Plan

7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

You can consult Appendix A of chapter 2 for essentials to building an effective marketing plan. Key points to be noted are: (i) (ii) (iii) Situation Analysis (SWOT) will be a group effort . Of the remaining 10 parts, I will allocate 2 parts to be researched by each group member. This will be an individual effort . All the 11 parts will comprise of the groups’ written report. The deadline for submission of individual assignment is 3th November 2011 by 5:00pm. 150 points will be allocated as follows: a. Individual assignment-50 points b. Group assignment (Situation analysis) - 30 points c. Written & Oral presentation-40 points d. Peer Evaluation-30 points The final presentation will be held on scheduled sessions from 17th, 22nd and 28th November 2011. You will submit a soft copy as well as a hard copy of your document.


(v) (vi)

Participation of all team members is necessary. The presentations should be no longer than 25-30 minutes. Attendance is mandatory during final presentations.

Class Participation: This accounts for 40 points towards your final grade. While a part of score is subjectively assessed by the professor the remaining points are based on your performance in class. These are allocated as follows: Class Participation ---Class Discussion ---In-class exercises Total a.

25 15 40

Class Discussion: You are encouraged to participate in class discussions by sharing your views on the subject, giving examples of current marketing practices, asking questions. Reading current business magazines/news articles and observing marketing activities around you while shopping, watching TV etc will strengthen you as a class discussant. Strictly, the “quality” of inputs rather than the quantity of inputs will be assessed. Preparing for case studies prior to class will be very useful to perform effectively. In-Class exercises: Some topics will have follow-up class exercises. You can perform effectively by reading the assigned topic prior to class. There will be no-make up class exercises.



d. Class Attendance: Regular attendance will impact your score. You will lose the opportunity to participate in discussions or class exercises if you fail to attend the class. It is highly recommended that you attend classes regularly. An attendance sheet will be circulated in every class session. It is your responsibility to make sure that you sign the sheet. Prior notification of absence is highly appreciated. Having test, projects, papers etc. in other classes is not a valid excuse for class absence. Class absence will not be an excuse to make up for class exercises. So please plan your schedule accordingly. Attendance when a guest speaker is invited to a class is mandatory. Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally in class. Late arrivals, side discussions, non class related activities using laptops or other hand held devices, walking in and out of class during class sessions are distracting to other students as well as the professor and considered inappropriate to class conduct. This will count against your class attendance score. None None None Mandatory Students are expected to participate actively in class discussions. Laptops are allowed only for class related activities. Off-campus, out-of-state, and foreign instruction and activities are subject to state law and University policies and procedures regarding travel and risk-related activities. Information regarding these rules and regulations may be found at the website address Additional information is available from the office of the school dean. Below is a description of any travel and/or risk-related activity associated with this course.

Late Work Special Assignments Class Attendance Classroom Citizenship Field Trip Policies Off-Campus Instruction & Course Activities

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Incomplete Grades

Disability Services

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