MKT531 Marketing Practice (8)

Marketing is an enterprise-wide opportunity for any organisation to understand its customers and the markets they might wish to participate in. Marketing Management is concerned with identifying, entering and developing markets and aligning the organisation's resources to achieve its goals. This subject will introduce students to key ideas, philosophies and theories that make marketing an essential activity in any organisation. Specifically, students will investigate marketing's origins and how marketing can be contextualised in the organisation as a platform to align the organisation's goals with market demand. The subject will also encourage students to investigate and discuss how marketing, contemporary marketing and customer issues can be managed in the environment.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Aust Graduate Mgt Consortium
Session 3 (90)
Aust Graduate Mgt Consortium

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MKT531. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only for Australian Graduate Management Consortium (AGMC) students.

Subject Relationships

MBA503 Paired Subject
MKT571 Significant overlap in content
MKT501 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

MBA503, MKT501, MKT571

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to assess and explain the nature of marketing and marketing management in contemporary organisations;
  • be able to analyse and appraise the internal and external marketing environment and draw out implications of changes in the environment for the organisation's marketing strategy;
  • be able to develop and evaluate marketing strategies for organisations in different market positions;
  • be able to design effective and comprehensive marketing programs to serve selected target markets; and
  • be able to create, monitor and critically evaluate the implementation of a marketing plan.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Drivers of contemporary marketing
  • The marketing environment
  • The marketing organisation
  • Market orientation
  • Researching the organisation
  • Services, product solutions and brands
  • The contemporary marketing mix and positioning
  • Markets, customers and target markets
  • Marketing communications
  • The marketing plan
  • The target market focused marketing plan as an organisational action tool


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.