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ERIC Number: EJ975647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0273-4753
Building a Metrics-Enabled Marketing Curriculum: The Cornerstone Course
Pilling, Bruce K.; Rigdon, Edward E.; Brightman, Harvey J.
Journal of Marketing Education, v34 n2 p179-193 Aug 2012
The lack of analytical preparation of marketing students was a key concern at a large, public university in southeastern United States, leading to the decision to create a new required undergraduate marketing metrics course. This article describes the development of that course, designed specifically to strengthen analytical skills across the marketing curriculum. The process that guided course development is presented. The specific stages in course design are briefly discussed, and the instructional plan and specific teaching strategies are presented. This discussion includes the allocation of instructional time across topics, a description of in-class exercises, a description of hooks for each module, and a focus on establishing the relevance of individual metrics and introducing/reviewing math concepts on a just-in-time basis. Student perceptions of learning and primary trait analysis results are reported, followed by a discussion of challenges encountered and issues surrounding the applicability of the process. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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