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100% Online MSc Marketing

At Salford we integrate marketing theory and practice through four core modules in order to provide you with a critical understanding of marketing in both commercial and non-commercial sectors. We are approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), which means that as graduates you will be eligible for direct entry onto the CIM’s Professional Postgraduate Diploma, subject to you also obtaining appropriate senior marketing management experience.

This course will equip you with the latest marketing knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s demanding global economy.

During your time with us, you’ll examine products and services which are highly desirable to consumers, while running real-life campaigns in search and social media marketing to establish appropriate pricing and presentation. This is a researchinformed programme with a highly practical slant.

On completion of the course, you will be in a strong position to take advantage of a wide range of managerial career opportunities.

3 good reasons to study Marketing:

  • Enhance your employability with specialist and in-demand marketing skills on this CIM-approved and accredited course
  • Develop your expertise in search and social media marketing
  • Put marketing theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project

Admission Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.

A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Programme Outline

The scheme has been designed to meet the aims of the online MSc in a flexible manner and can be tailored to the individual preferences of each student. The MSc requires you to complete four courses plus a final dissertation. The programme consists of the following modules:

Introductory

Not-for-credit

Induction

This is the first module of the programme which gives an orientation to the course and the online learning style. It does not carry credits and students are encouraged to go through the material in this module at their own pace and get accustomed to the online medium.

Stage 1

120 credits, four taught modules

Core

    • Digital Marketing Analytics and Strategy
    • International Relationship Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Offline and Online Consumer Behaviour

    Research Methods Live Class

    One week intensive live lectures online to prepare for your final dissertation.

    Stage 2

    60 credits, Individual dissertation

    Dissertation Work

    A conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.

    Module Descriptions

    There are no average courses within our MSc programme. We are bound to provide an exceptional learning experience, and there is no better way to achieve this aim than with outstanding courses. They have been carefully crafted by experienced professors and are all meant to make you a more successful and efficient manager.

    There are no old-fashioned exams. Instead you are given real-life case studies and essays, which allow you to think critically about your company and your own career. All this might seem too glossy but there is one catch: we do not accept average candidates. Only individuals as outstanding as our values can find their way toward admission at the Robert Kennedy College.

    Induction

    Not-for-credit module

    A not-for-credit induction module will be the starting point of the programme. The induction process is designed to familiarise you with the programme design, requirements and resources, as well as with the way online interaction, learning and grading will take place. After the induction you should be familiar with academic life, including academic writing, library services and library access, OnlineCampus access, and academic support services.

    Digital Marketing Analytics and Strategy           

    The module combines two interesting topics in the field of digital marketing: (i) Digital Marketing strategies and (ii) Marketing/Digital Analytics.  The first part of the module looks at digital marketing strategy development, the critical components of a digital marketing strategy and its strategic significance. Interesting topics like buyer persona development, customer journey mapping etc. will form this part of the module. At the end of the first part of the module you will be required to develop a digital marketing strategy for a firm of your choice. This ties into what you have learned and provides a platform to apply the principles and frameworks that you have learned. The second part of the module looks at digital analytics. In this part we work on a google analytics data set and try to conduct advanced data analysis to bring out interesting patterns and messages. Ultimately all marketing is data driven and hence a marketer should have a good grasp for data analysis.  The main aim of this part of the module is to develop an ability to spot patterns in data, conduct basic data analysis and to appreciate how data analysis could inform and enrich marketing decision making.

    International Relationship Management 

    Central to modern international business is the development and maintenance of relationships with key stakeholders such as customers and suppliers. This module will develop your awareness of culture in international marketing communications and business-to-business relationships. In addition to traditional communications such as advertising, you will also look at how social media can be used to engage with consumers from different cultural backgrounds. You will also learn how global supply chains across a range of organisations and sectors can be managed responsibly and sustainably.

    Marketing Management

    This module aims to enhance your understanding of the theory and practice of marketing management. You will learn to deploy the marketing mix to contemporary brands both theoretically and practically as well as developing your ability to make strategic observations and recommendations for marketing management. The module is assessed by a 5000 word case study analysis of a specified real life company where students are encouraged to undertake secondary research based on a country market of their choice to support their analysis.   

    Offline and Online Consumer Behaviour

    This module focuses on understanding Consumer Behaviour, both in Online and Offline (Brick-and-Mortar) settings.  You will examine a range of relevant consumer behaviour theories and their implications for marketing managers in relation to understanding consumers. You will also enhance your understanding of contemporary issues that influence consumers and how these impact marketers in designing, implementing and evaluating marketing strategies. The module is assessed by a portfolio report as well as a  group project, that will require of you to demonstrate your critical understanding of the concepts, theories and debates that inform consumer behaviour and their practical implications for marketers, policy makers and consumers themselves.

    • Duration

      Minimum 12 months, maximum 3 years.

    • Delivery Method

      100% online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration.

    • Places

      The number of places per term is strictly limited to 90.

    • Terms

      Four terms per year (winter, spring, summer and autumn).

    • Tuition Fees

      15,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). You might be eligible for a bursary of 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs) reducing your tuition fees to 13,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). This includes library access, OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University of Salford matriculation fees. Fees are payable in interest free instalments over 12 months, however, the programme is not eligible for UK Postgraduate Loans for Master’s Study. The fees are for the entire programme, and include all the courses as well as supervision for the final innovation project.

    • Accreditation and Recognition

      This degree is awarded by the University of Salford, which received a Royal Charter in 1967 from Her Majesty the Queen. The University is fully recognised by the British government; The University of Salford degree transcript will mention Robert Kennedy College as your teaching institution.

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