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Chriszelle Borja

Philippines
MA in Strategic Marketing Graduate, Senior Marketing Executive, Nike

"As a student at LSBF, I was able to benefit from a first-class higher education, acquainting myself with the latest tools and qualifications."

MA in Strategic Marketing – Programme Structure

The programme is structured to provide professional marketers the up-to-date skills they need to move to the forefront of this constantly changing field.

All of the modules are designed to ensure that Marketing management principles underpin learning and assessment strategies. You also have the opportunity to tailor the course to your specific career objectives through our specialist learning pathways.

The research, critical analysis, communication and management skills you develop are further enhanced through the final Research Dissertation/Project. This gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to key marketing discipline of your choice.

STAGES MODULES
Stage I Strategic Marketing Management
Consumer Behaviour and Research
Marketing Communications
Research Methods
Stage II Specialisation Module I **
Specialisation Module II **
Specialisation Module III**
Research Methods
Stage III Dissertation

**See below for elective specialisation modules. All specialisations are available, subject to student demand.

This MA in Strategic Marketing programme has been designed by London School of Business & Finance (LSBF) and is validated and awarded by the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO.

All specialisation module descriptions can be found here.

Core Modules

Strategic Marketing Management

Gain the skills and knowledge to design and implement marketing campaigns at a management level. You will learn how to target audiences and select media channels alongside operational and brand considerations.

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:

  • Explain and show understanding of the importance of the separate marketing functions, the management of these functions, and how each function affects other functions within and external to the marketing domain.
  • Make a judgment in the application and adaptation of marketing principles across a wide range of markets
  • Engage critically with and evaluate the role of marketing from a general management perspective.
  • Critically assess marketing key performance indicators and diagnose problems accurately.
  • Develop and appraise marketing entire strategies that meet both conceptual and operational requirements of strategic marketing management.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

Consumer Behaviour and Research

This module equips you with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to research, understand and interpret consumer behaviour. Gain the ability to understand the psychology of customers and consumer profiling, and how these insights both develop and improve marketing strategies.

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate current developments in consumer behaviour, market environment and culture through use of relevant case studies.
  • Evaluate and distil the results of a consumer research project.
  • Calculate the success of current models at predicting consumer purchase decisions.
  • Assess patterns and processes of consumer behaviour in the contemporary and international business context.
  • Critically evaluate consumer and customer management practices in organisations in different sectors.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

Marketing Communications

Communication is central to successful marketing. This module will give you a critical appreciation of its strategic importance for businesses, non-profit-making and governmental organisations. You will get to grips with the nature of communication needs, consumer types and how to target the right audience across multiple channels.

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:

  • Critically analyse advantages and limitations of the main marketing communications concepts and be able to apply them to current marketing scenarios.
  • Identify and appraise various approaches to the design of marketing communications strategies.
  • Demonstrate the skills of using secondary data to illustrate or support arguments in the context of marketing communications decision-making.
  • Evaluate marketing communications strategies employed by organisations in different contexts.
  • Use and apply the appropriate knowledge and skills to develop a marketing communications strategy using a ‘live’ brief.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

  • UK undergraduate degree (any class) or equivalent – any subject areas
  • English Levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands)
  • No working experience is required, but it is considered an advantage

Students who fail to meet academic requirements can be assessed on their relevant work experience (5 years management experience minimum for mature study route)

Qualification: MA in Strategic Marketing
Duration: Full-time 15 months (12 months on campus, 3 months online dissertation)
Part-time 24 months (12-24 months on campus, 3-6 months online dissertation)
Online 15-36 months (100% online with optional blended study on campus)
Start dates: February, June, September
Campus available: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Online
Fees: Click for fees
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"Studying at LSBF has made me a more rounded worker, able to combine my practical experience with academic knowledge"

Chriszelle Borja
Senior Marketing Exec, Nike
MSc Marketing Graduate
Philippines

“I got more insight into the world of marketing than I could have imagined. Having the qualifications has put me exactly where I want to be, working in an exciting industry in a fast-paced environment”

Katriina Marja Kuusela
MSc Marketing Student
Finland