MG4E2      Half Unit
Marketing Management

This information is for the 2023/24 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Haider Ali


This course is compulsory on the Global MSc in Management, Global MSc in Management (CEMS MIM), Global MSc in Management (MBA Exchange) and MSc in Management (1 Year Programme). This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

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 to develop participant's skills at analysing and making sense of complex real world business situations.


30 hours of seminars in the AT.

Course instruction will be conducted using lectures, case discussions, readings, and analysis of data.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 piece of coursework in the AT.

The formative will be undertaken by students in teams. For the formative students will write an answer to a previous year’s exam question and therefore serve as preparation for the January exam.

Indicative reading

Alex Chernev (2018), Strategic Marketing Management (9th edition), Cerebellum Press

Philip Kotler and Gary Armstrong (2017), Principles of Marketing (17th edition), Prentice Hall

Ajzen, I., 2015. Consumer attitudes and behavior: the theory of planned behavior applied to food consumption decisions. Italian Review of Agricultural Economics, 70(2), pp.121-138.

Brodie, R.J., Ilic, A., Juric, B. and Hollebeek, L., 2013. Consumer engagement in a virtual brand community: An exploratory analysis. Journal of business research, 66(1), pp.105-114.

Fuchs, C. and A. Diamantopoulos ‘Evaluating the effectiveness of brand- positioning strategies from a consumer perspective’, European Journal of Marketing, 44(11) 2010, pp. 763–86.

Kozinets, R.V., K. de Valck, A.C. Wojnicki and S.J.S. Wilner ‘Networked narratives: understanding word-of-mouth marketing in online communities’, Journal of Marketing 74 2010, pp.71–89.

O’Guinn, T. C., (2015) Advertising effects in J. D. Wright (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the social and behavioural sciences (Second edition). Elsevier, pp208-212

Rossiter, J.R., 2014. ‘Branding’explained: defining and measuring brand awareness and brand attitude. Journal of Brand Management, 21(7), pp.533-540.

Vargo, S.L., P.P. Maglio and M.A. Akaka ‘On value and value co-creation: a service systems and service logic perspective’, European Management Journal 26 2008, pp.145–52.


Further references, especially for journal articles and case studies, will be provided at the commencement of the course.


Exam (45%, duration: 3 hours) in the January exam period.
Class participation (10%) and group presentation (45%).

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2022/23: 121

Average class size 2022/23: 27

Controlled access 2022/23: Yes

Lecture capture used 2022/23: Yes (MT)

Value: Half Unit

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Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness