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|Assessment length / details
|1500 word Report and 10 minute Powerpoint Presentation
|Report of 2,500 words
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Define marketing in the service environment
* Critically appraise differing paradigms in relation to services marketing theory
* Describe and discuss the characteristics of services and the services marketing mix
* Assess service strategies and customer expectations of service
* Evaluate means of building and sustaining customer relationships
* Critically assess service accessibility issues, especially in relation to e-marketing of services
* Evaluate internal marketing strategies
* Describe and discuss the concept of brands and image in the service sector
* Critically appraise means of managing service delivery
* Discuss the nature of competition
-Definitions of marketing
-Transaction versus CRM
-Characteristics of services
-Services marketing mix
-Service offer, strategies, positioning and targeting
-Market research and customer expectations of service
-Building and sustaining customer relationships
-Service accessibility issues, especially in relation to the Internet and e-marketing
-Internal marketing strategies
-Brands and image
|A 2,500 word report which must be of a professional standard forms an element of the assessment for this module.
|Students will be expected to prepare a professional standard report using appropriate software. In addition, most of the set texts have student website access via the publisher, and they will be expected to develop their knowledge via their interactive use of such sites.
|Case studies will form part of the materials for the module, and students will be expected to work through problem scenarios.
|The report must be based on the student?s experience within their own organisation, and will require them to collect data, analyse this and present it appropriately.
|Subject Specific Skills
|All DL students are in employment; the skills learned during this module may improve their career prospects, as marketing is a key requirement of the professional accreditation body?s professional chartership process.
This module is at CQFW Level 6