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Advanced Certificate in Strategic Marketing

Detailed Course Curriculum
The Marketing Strategy module is designed to equip students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for developing effective marketing strategies. It covers a range of topics, including the marketing mix (product, price, place, and promotion), segmentation, targeting, and positioning. Students will learn how to analyze the external and internal environment, identify opportunities and threats, and develop a marketing plan that aligns with organizational goals and objectives. The module also examines the role of market research in informing marketing strategy and highlights the importance of measuring and evaluating marketing performance.
The module Introduction to Marketing Strategy covers various strategic models and frameworks that are commonly used in business planning and marketing. This module emphasizes the importance of corporate objectives and how marketing strategy can contribute to achieving these objectives. The Ansoff’s Matrix, Boston Consulting Group Model, Business Position Matrix, Value-Based Planning Methods, and Michael Porter’s Model are some of the strategic models that will be discussed.
The module Understanding Opportunities is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to identify and assess different domains of opportunities available to businesses. It covers topics such as market trends and forces, competitor analysis, and the assessment of market demand at the micro level. Additionally, the module explores the importance of conducting a comprehensive market analysis to determine the viability of a business opportunity, and how to use this analysis to develop an effective marketing strategy.
In the module on Measuring Market Opportunities, students will learn about the importance of measuring market opportunities to make informed business decisions. The module covers various techniques used to estimate market potential, such as demand analysis and customer surveys. Additionally, students will explore sales forecasting and the factors that influence it, such as market trends and competitive activity. The module also examines market share development and how businesses can gain a competitive advantage. Other topics covered in this module include the diffusion of innovation and the role of market intelligence in decision-making.
This module in strategic marketing focuses on the concepts of targeting and positioning, which are critical components of developing effective marketing strategies. Students will learn how to identify consumer segments and business markets, and construct a market attractiveness position based on market analysis. The module also covers the importance of market and competitive position, as well as differentiation and brand positioning, and the use of perceptual maps and brand equity. By understanding these concepts, students will be able to develop marketing strategies that effectively target specific markets and position their brands in a way that resonates with their customers.
The module Strategies for New Market Entry provides students with an understanding of the different strategies and approaches businesses can use when entering a new market with a new product. The module covers the product life cycle, innovation, and the types of new products. It also focuses on different strategic objectives and market entry approaches. Students will learn about the pioneer and follower strategies and the marketing implications of each approach, as well as how to evaluate and select the most appropriate strategy for their specific business and product. The module concludes by discussing the importance of executing the chosen strategy effectively and monitoring performance.
In the module Strategies for Growth Markets, students will learn about the different types of growth markets, the characteristics of these markets, and the various strategies that companies can use to succeed in these markets. The module covers topics such as market penetration, market development, product development, and diversification. It also discusses the importance of understanding the competitive landscape and identifying opportunities for growth in existing and new markets. Through case studies and real-world examples, students will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come with entering and succeeding in growth markets.
The module Strategies for Mature and Declining Markets covers a range of strategies that companies can use to manage and survive in mature and declining markets. The module explores topics such as product life cycle, market evolution, market share, and profitability. It then examines the different strategies available for businesses, including cost reduction, differentiation, market segmentation, and product innovation. Additionally, the module covers strategies for exiting a declining market and provides case studies that illustrate how successful companies have navigated through the challenges of mature and declining markets.
The module on Digital Marketing Strategy provides students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts and strategies for leveraging digital media to connect with customers and grow businesses. The module covers various topics, including digital customer behavior, the digital customer journey, digital marketing mix, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), content marketing, social media marketing, email marketing, and mobile marketing. It also discusses the importance of analytics and measuring the success of digital marketing efforts. Overall, the module provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement effective digital marketing strategies.
The practical implementation of marketing strategies is crucial for achieving marketing goals and objectives. This module focuses on the various aspects of implementing marketing strategies effectively and efficiently. It covers the organizational structures that support marketing activities, including how to align marketing strategies with the overall organizational strategy. Additionally, the module covers the unique challenges of marketing in service organizations and how to overcome them. Finally, the module delves into performance measurement and control to ensure that marketing strategies are achieving their intended results.

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Yan-Li S.

Yan Li, an enthusiastic tutor from Shanghai, is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management and Finance at the University of South Australia. Her combined knowledge of these fields brings a unique perspective to her tutoring sessions, offering students a comprehensive understanding of supply chain management and finance. Beyond academics, Yan's passions lie in art, photography, and exploring culinary delights. These interests shape her creative and diverse tutoring approach, as she incorporates innovative teaching methods that cater to different learning styles.

Imogen H.

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This course takes approximately 100 hours, and you’ll have lifetime access to this course. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Online Business Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Marketing Manager. In Australia, Marketing Managers earn approximately $95,000 per year but can be as high as $115,000 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on (02) 8006 0556 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Online Business Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

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