The fastest and most effective way for a company to realize its maximum profit is to get its pricing right. However, pricing is managers' biggest marketing headache. It's where they feel the most pressure to perform and the least certain that they are doing a good job. Yet getting closer to the "right" price can have a tremendous impact, and slight improvements can yield significant results. The purpose is therefore to gain control over the pricing function.
The objective of this course in pricing strategies and tactics is to systematically present factors that have to be considered when setting price, and to show how pricing alternatives can be developed and analyzed. The course is designed to provide the students with an integrative framework for making pricing decisions.
The course covers economic aspects of pricing, strategy and tactics of market based pricing, in addition to psychological aspects of price sensitivity and decisions under incomplete information. Together these factors form a basis for analyzing pricing alternatives within legal, organizational, and competitive constraints.
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