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MAJOR

Marketing Major (MCom)

MJRP-MRKTG

TAUGHT BY: School of Marketing

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

400

About offering

This course provides you with a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the principles of marketing management and strategy, buyer behaviour and marketing research as well as key specialist topics relevant to contemporary marketing theory and practice.

Ranked second in Australia in the 2017 Eduniversal Best Masters ranking, the course covers aspects of marketing communication, digital marketing and the application of marketing in particular industries, such as tourism.

As part of your studies, you will undertake a significant research project providing the opportunity to pursue a topic of your particular professional interest.

The course is industry-focused and relevant to the marketing profession. There is regular interaction with industry through guest speakers and practical workplace projects. You will have the opportunity to apply your critical thinking and analytical abilities to modern marketing challenges, with a particular focus on marketing in an international context.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

How to apply

This major sits within the Master of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Commerce. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

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What you'll learn

  • apply principles and concepts in marketing theory and practice to describe, understand, analyse and evaluate marketing issues; and to provide innovative solutions to marketing problems within traditional and contemporary paradigms and practices
  • critically analyse the marketing environment and think creatively to generate strategic solutions; apply logical and rational processes in high level decision making that is evidence-informed.
  • apply a variety of methodologies to assess informational requirements, acquire and evaluate information from multiple sources, and synthesis this knowledge to make supported judgments relevant to marketing strategy in local and global contexts.
  • develop marketing plans, reports and presentations to effectively communicate problems and solution to internal managers and external stakeholders; engage in successful negotiation with supply-chain members, channel partners and customers to create value in long term relationships.
  • apply appropriate technologies, electronic resources including digital and new interactive media to effectively collect and analyse marketing data; adopt an appropriate blend of new and traditional technologies to implement coherent strategic initiatives in marketing to engage with stakeholders.
  • employ an intellectual curiosity that is able to Integrate new information with existing knowledge, and develop a lifelong attitude of continuing professional development in the marketing discipline including formulation of strategic solutions to diverse problem related to marketing services and products in dynamic contexts.
  • apply an international perspective to marketing issues, and adapt marketing models and strategies for competitive advantage and success in the global environment; Account for contemporary developments in world forums to implement socially responsible and sustainable marketing efforts
  • recognise the nature of cultural trends and diversity in market segmentation and analysis to develop culturally sensitive efforts in marketing; adapt marketing strategies to cultural segments for competitive advantage; understand local norms for marketing and logistics in international marketing
  • apply an ethical approach in dealing with various stakeholders in the marketing environment, and demonstrate leadership and professional integrity in all aspects of marketing strategy development, communications and negotiations; develop marketing artefacts for a range of professional purposes and audiences.

Why study Marketing Major (MCom)

  • You will interact with industry while you study as many units focus on real-life clients.
  • The Curtin Marketing Association, a student group, will help you build social, academic and industry-based relationships and skills.

Professional recognition

Our Master of Commerce (Marketing) was ranked second in Australia in the 2017 Eduniversal Best Masters ranking.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or a Graduate Certificate in any discipline. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Essential course prerequisites

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or a graduate certificate in any discipline. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

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Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please view the About offering tab for more information, including how to apply.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRP-MRKTG
  • This offering was last updated on: 04/03/2019