3.00 credit hours
This course will emphasize how to analyze data to support and guide strategic and tactical marketing decisions relevant for supply chain managers for understanding and contributing to marketing decision-making within the firm.Many firms have extensive information, but far fewer have the expertise to act intelligently on such information. Data must be synthesized, analyzed, and interpreted before sound marketing strategies and tactical plans can be developed.The course will emphasize three key themes: (1) Market Opportunity Analysis including competitive analysis, context assessment, and customer analytics (e.g. customer profitability and lifetime value, retention and loyalty), (2) Marketing Mix Analytics including test marketing, pricing, segmentation, and response modeling, and (3) Marketing ROI including the impact of marketing decisions and plans on fundamental financial measures such as return on marketing investment and net contribution to profit. The course uses a combination of lectures, cases, and exercises. Offered as MKMR 419 and MSOR 419.
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