Marketing (MK)

MK 590 Internship in Marketing     (1 credit)

A 1-credit field-based educational experience for Bentley students with the opportunity to (1) observe marketing practices, (2) apply and test hands-on the marketing, communication and analytical concepts and methods learned in classes, (3) develop leadership skills, (4) test aptitude and personal preferences for various career directions, and (5) establish a basis for future professional employment. This Internship option is available to Bentley graduate students. Students must work a minimum of 120 hours at an organization suitable for the individual student's field learning experience, and complete specific requirements during their Internship, demonstrating the ability to apply and integrate business/marketing knowledge, in order to receive academic credit. A student is limitedto doing one such 1-credit internship before degree completion.

MK 612 Strategic Marketing     (3 credits)

PREQ: GR523 (or co-requisite with instructor permission)

This is an advanced applications course dealing with formulation of marketing strategies, evaluation of alternatives and implementation of marketing programs. It examines segmentation, positioning and marketing mix issues as a part of strategic marketing planning. The course also includes discussion of specific marketing management problems in a variety of situations involving consumer andindustrial products and services in profit and nonprofit institutions.

MK 700 Directed Study in Marketing     (3 credits)

A Directed Study is designed for highly qualified students who, under the direction of a member of the sponsoring academic department, engage in an agreed-upon in-depth independent examination, investigation or analysis of a specialized topic.

MK 701 Internship in Marketing Practice     (3 credits)

PREQ: 2 marketing (MK) courses at the 600-level or higher and Intenship Coordinator permission

Affords students the opportunity to enhance self-realization and direction by integrating classroom study with experience in vocational learning situations. Requires development of a study plan to identify the student's professional goals and to demonstrate how these goals can be enhanced through an internship experience. Includes regular meetings in which students discuss issues and business problems related to their work experience, and defend proposed solutions before fellow students and the internship coordinator.

MK 711 Marketing Research and Analysis     (3 credits)

Prereq or Co-Req: GR 521 and GR 523.

This course focuses on the development of questionnaires and other vehicles for collecting marketing data, the methodology for analyzing these data (with the use of sophisticated statistical software), and reaching conclusions based on the analyses. Real-world questionnaires and real-world data are utilized.

MK 712 Consumer and Buyer Behavior     (3 credits)

PREQ: GR 523 or PF 506

Studies the purchase decision for individual consumers and industrial users. Examines various models of buyer behavior. Explores motivations, influences and roles played in purchasing products and services.

MK 713 Marketing Promotion and Communication     (3 credits)

PREQ: PREQ: GR 523 or PF 506

This course examines marketing promotions from a communication standpoint. It discusses advertising, sales promotion, personal selling and publicity as components of the promotional program of an enterprise, including profit and nonprofit institutions marketing products and/or services. The course emphasizes the planning, design and implementation of advertising campaigns.

MK 715 New Products: Planning, Developing and Marketing     (3 credits)

PREQ: GR 523 or PF 506

Considers the role of new products in the survival and growth strategies of organizations. Focuses on the major problems firms encounter in directing and managing their product development and marketing activities. Examines the development process from conception of ideas to commercial introduction, and the marketing life cycle from introduction to deletion of products.

MK 716 International Marketing     (3 credits)

Pre-Req: GR 523 or PF 506.

This course focuses on the decision-making process in marketing products and services across national boundaries. It examines the design and modification of marketing strategies; identifies potential markets; and considers product, promotion, price and distribution decisions within the constraints of a particular cultural, economic and political setting. The course studies challenges facing multinational enterprises as well as smaller firms marketing internationally.

MK 718 Marketing of Services     (3 credits)

PREQ: GR 523 or PF 506

This course places emphasis on developing an understanding of marketing principles that are generic to the entire service sector rather than just to selected service industries. New marketing approaches uniquely applicable to services are considered, as is the reformulation of traditional marketing principles from consumer and industrial goods marketing. Marketing strategies of a variety of service firms from many service industries are evaluated.

MK 719 Special Topics in Marketing     (3 credits)

Selected Topics, and Special Topics, are intended to address timely or transient themes or new content areas not intended for permanent course status. Any particular topic may be offered only twice.

MK 725 E-Marketing     (3 credits)

Pre-Req: GR 523 or PF 506

Builds critical skills for individuals who will practice the art and science of Internet marketing in the future. Covers the important frameworks, principles and contexts in this domain that are likely to endure, for example, auctions, customer relationship management, privacy, the communication e-mix, and channel adaptation and coordination.

MK 726 Customer Data Analysis and Relationship Marketing     (3 credits)

Pre-Req: GR 523 or PF 506

Focuses on the analysis of customer data as the primary input to developing strategies for relationship marketing. Examines customer acquisition and retention, segmentation, customer loyalty, lifetime-value analysis of the customer, and direct-response modeling - all as part of customer relationship marketing strategy. Hands-on experience in data analysis receives heavy emphasis.

MK 735 Starup Marketing in a New Economy     (3 credits)

Pre-req: GR 523. Not open to ELMBA, or students who have completed GR 735 or MK 755A.

Startup Marketing in the New Economy is a Corporate Immersion course focusing on solving business problems with the launch of a new product or service. Emphasizes the use of multidisciplinary skills to identify, define, and solve complex issues within the firm. Covers multiple topics including finance, accounting, management, marketing, technology, and the law. Helpful to understand technology and cultural idioms. Involves significant group work and the ability to meet tight deadlines. Deliverables may be sequential, but often unrelated and with frequent changes throughout the semester. Need immense curiosity, ability to research, search capability, and experience investigating multiple industries. Emphasizes the ability to use both written and oral skills in formal business presentations to top management. Requires the ability to defend analyses and recommendations under pressure and strict time constraints.

MK 755 Special Topics in Marketing     (3 credits)

PREQ varies depending on topic.

Offers in-depth examination of selected issues and problems in marketing. Speciifc topics alternate depending on student and faculty interests.

MK 758 Enhancing Creativity     (3 credits)

This course focuses on the nature of creativity and the creative process. It discusses several definitions and theories of creativity, and applies these theories to enhance students' own creativity. Several techniques will students recognize and remove barriers to creative thinking. These techniques will be applied to develop creative approaches to business and marketing cases and students' own business and academic problems. While the focus of the class is on individual creativity, it will also discuss the pros and cons of team creativity and apply techniques to improve team efforts. Organizational creativity and implementing creative solutions will also be covered.

MK 799 Experimental Course in MK     (3 credits)

Experimental courses explore curriculum development, with specific content intended for evolution into a permanent course. Topics may be offered twice before it becoming a permanent course. Students may repeat experimental courses with a different topic for credit.