MG4E8 Half Unit
Principles of Marketing
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Prof Amitav Chakravarti NAB 5.13
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Marketing. This course is not available as an outside option.
Completion of the MSc in Marketing pre-sessional course, MG4E7 Business Fundamentals.
This course is a rigorous examination of the key analytical frameworks, technical tools, and concepts that are essential in building an effective marketing strategy. Participants are introduced to the subject at both strategic and operational levels. This course combines LSE’s premier standing in the social sciences with cutting-edge management practices. By using a wide range of concepts, interactive lectures, videos, hands-on exercises, and case studies, we will share key analytical frameworks and tools that are essential to a good marketing strategy. The aim is to develop a widely applicable analytical tool-kit that relies on: (a) anticipating decisions that managers frequently face, (b) bringing to bear a wide range of fundamental, often competing social science theories to inform these decisions, (c) knowledge about empirical generalizations, and (d) knowledge about moderating conditions. Also, emphasis is placed on the use of case studies and data analysis to develop participant's skills at analysing and making sense of complex real world business situations.
30 hours of lectures in the MT.
• Alex Chernev (2011), Strategic Marketing Management (6th edition), Cerebellum Press
• Philip Kotler and Gary Armstrong (2001), Principles of Marketing (9th edition), Prentice Hall
• Philip Kotler and Kevin Keller (2011), Marketing Management (14th edition), Pearson PrenticeHall
• Homburg, C., Kuester, S. and Krohmer, H. (2009), Marketing Management: A Contemporary Perspective, McGrawHill
• Jobber, D. (2010), Principles and Practice of Marketing (6th edition), McGrawHill
• Lambin, J-J, Chumpitaz, R. & Schuiling, I. (2007), Market-driven management: Strategic and operational marketing (2nd edition). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Further references, especially for journal articles and HBS case studies, will be provided at the commencement of the course.
Coursework (50%), project (40%) and class participation (10%) in the MT.
Group Project (40%) - a non-assessed presentation and an assessed project report 2,500 word max
Individual take home assignment (50%), to be completed in 1 week at the end of the course
Class participation (10%)
Total students 2017/18: 70
Average class size 2017/18: 69
Controlled access 2017/18: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Commercial awareness
- Specialist skills