MRK 3480 Consumer Behaviour

MRK 3480 Consumer Behaviour

Course code: 
MRK 3480
Department: 
Marketing
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Nina Helene Vogt
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor - Core Courses
Semester: 
2018 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The course will give students an introduction to the subject consumer behaviour on a fundamental level. Emphasis is placed on the factors that control and affect the consumer's behaviour, and how the marketer can benefit from these factors. In addition, the course aims at identifying circumstances surrounding the demand for goods and services, how the same goods and services are used, and not least the decision-making process behind the purchase of a product or service.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Acquired learning:

On completion of the course, the students should be able to explain key concepts and have a basic understanding of consumer behaviour.

Learning outcomes - Skills

On completion of the course, the students should be able to use different theories and models to understand the process that leads to a consumer’s choice of a product, and also the process that takes place after the purchase and what will influence future purchases. Students should be able to both understand and discuss the consequences of having depth insights into consumer behavior seen from a corporate standpoint. It is also expected that the students are able to express themselves well and communicate (and discuss) written through online discussions and assignments.

Learning Outcome - Reflection

On completion of the course students should be able to ask critical questions and reflect upon central premises and assumptions in the field of consumer behaviour.

Course content
  • About consumer behaviour as a field
  • Segmentation and targeting approach
  • The consumers decision making and choice models
  • The consumer as an individual with needs, personality and perception
  • How the consumers learn and use knowledge
  • Development of attitudes and strategies for change in attitudes
  • The consumers in their social context among friends, family, culture and social class.
  • Diffusion and adoption of innovations
Learning process and requirements to students

The course is conducted by a combination of lectures, group discussions and group work.

(The course has coursework requirements).

E-learning
When course is delivered online, lecturer, in cooperation with the Academic Servises Network, will organize an appropriate combination of digital teaching and lectures. Online students are also offered a study guide to contribute to progression and overview. Total recommended time spent for completing the course also applies here.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Re-sit examination
Students that have not gotten approved the coursework requirements, must re-take the exercises during the next scheduled course.

Students that have not passed the written examination or who wish to improve their grade may re-take the examination in connection with the next scheduled examination.

Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

Required prerequisite knowledge

MRK 2914 Marketing, MRK 3414 marketing Management or wquivalent courses.

Mandatory courseworkCourseworks givenCourseworks requiredComment coursework
Mandatory53Throughout the semester there will be five (5) assignments of varying art (eg: electronic tests, discussion topics and documentation of their own research, etc.). All the assignments shall be answered in It's Learning. A more detailed presentation of the assignments will be announced on Its Learning. The assignments will be resolved individually, and judged as either approved or disapproved. When it comes to the electronical tests, it can be performed as many time you want before the deadline for conducting the test runs out. Three (3) of five (5) work requirements must be approved to sit for the exam. Further information will be given in lectures and on “It's learning” in relation to the assignments.
Mandatory coursework:
Mandatory coursework:Mandatory
Courseworks given:5
Courseworks required:3
Comment coursework:Throughout the semester there will be five (5) assignments of varying art (eg: electronic tests, discussion topics and documentation of their own research, etc.). All the assignments shall be answered in It's Learning. A more detailed presentation of the assignments will be announced on Its Learning. The assignments will be resolved individually, and judged as either approved or disapproved. When it comes to the electronical tests, it can be performed as many time you want before the deadline for conducting the test runs out. Three (3) of five (5) work requirements must be approved to sit for the exam. Further information will be given in lectures and on “It's learning” in relation to the assignments.
Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MRK 34801
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
100Yes3 Hour(s)
  • No support materials
Individual
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • No support materials
Duration:3 Hour(s)
Comment:
Exam code:MRK 34801
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching on Campus
40 Hour(s)
Participation in class and groupwork
Teaching on Campus
2 Hour(s)
2 Webinars
Prepare for teaching
127 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
28 Hour(s)
Work requirements including preparation
Examination
3 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 
200

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.