Course description

Tactical Marketing

Introduction

Tactical marketing trains the student to make market decisions with the purpose to develop an organization that grows and survive in a demanding market. The students will be trained in evaluating market conditions, set up a competitive strategy and make tactical marketing decisions.

Tactical marketing differs from other courses in that it is build around a practical and realistic simulation game.

The students is put into position to run a marketing department in a large international company. The company experiences tough competition, demanding customers, and aggressive competitors. Through the simulation game the students is guided through different phases of work tasks. This consist of making decisions regarding product attributes and -variation, price strategy, availability, budgets, in addition to financial planning. Through the game the students develops their ability to analyze situations, understand consequences of decisions before they makes the decision, plus develop an understanding of how the marketing decisions affect the whole organisation, tradeoffs and potential outcomes.

 

Course content

  • Analyze market research data;
  • Design brands to appeal to different market segments;
  • Devise advertising campaigns, sales force incentives, and price option;
  • Allocate scarce funds to R&D, advertising, and distribution;
  • Select and prioritize R&D projects, leading to new product features;
  • Plan and roll out a marketing campaign;
  • Manage cash;
  • Compete head-to-head with other business teams;
  • Adjust strategy and tactics in response to financial performance, competitive tactics, and customer needs.

Learning outcome knowledge

After finishing the course the students should be able to understand the important concepts, principles and strategies in marketing which are relevant in any managerial post.

Exam organisation

  • Written assignment: 100%