Course code AOS120

AOS120 Marketing

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Course responsible: Frode Alfnes
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course aims to give the students knowledge of the principles underlying modern marketing. Such insight is important for several reasons: As consumers it is useful to understand how businesses and public authorities compete for our understanding of reality in order to influence our purchase decisions. As cultural individuals it is interesting to have knowledge about how our consumer choices are assigned symbolic values and thereby associate us with different types of lifestyles. In the role as professional workers it is important to see how the success of businesses or organizations depends on our ability to integrate the thoughts and behaviour of the consumer into our work. The course has a consumer-behaviour perspective, which means that marketing must be based on an understanding of how consumers think and act.
Learning outcome:
Basic principles of modern marketing.
Learning activities:
Lectures. Group work.
Teaching support:
Textbook. Lecture notes. Additional reading material may be distributed.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Written examination, 3 hours (count 2/3 of the total grade). Group assignment (count 1/3 of the total grade). If you fail one of them, you fail the course. The group assignment is valid for 20 month.

 A retake exam (count 2/3 of the total grade) is organized in the following semester for those students who passed the group assignment, but failed the individual written exam or with a legitimate reason (illness) for absence at the written exam.

Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
30 hours.
An external examiner will assess the curriculum and the exam. Grades will be set by the internal examiner (teacher).
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått