MRKTG306-19A (HAM)

Services Marketing

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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Paper Description

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The service sector is the engine of economic growth in developed and developing countries. Around the world, services collectively account for a substantial number of jobs, both skilled and unskilled. Many of these services are undergoing transformation driven by advances in technology, globalization, and evolving consumer lifestyles and needs. In this environment, successful marketing of services depends on understanding key marketing theories and concepts, as well as knowing how to use them effectively in the real world. This paper takes a managerial approach to the marketing of services, with a strong emphasis on customers’ experiences of services and their implications for marketing services.

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Paper Structure

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An introduction to the marketing of services, this paper is designed to provide a sound base of theory and the opportunity to practise applying this knowledge to real-life service situations. The paper combines a range of teaching/learning formats, including lectures, tutorials, and self-directed learning.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain and discuss the key theories, principles, and concepts of services marketing.
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  • Apply services marketing theories and concepts to analyse real-life service situations and identify problem areas.
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  • Problem-solve and make decisions in complex service contexts, demonstrating self-direction and originality in solving services marketing problems.
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  • Formulate strategies for improving real-life service situations, with reference to services marketing theories and principles.
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  • Reflect on their personal service experiences from the perspectives of both the consumer and the service provider, drawing on their theoretical understanding.
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  • Collaborate with others in a productive and cohesive way.
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  • Communicate and present their work to a high professional standard.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Service Journal (Individual)
11 Apr 2019
12:00 PM
33
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Service Marketing Plan (Group)
20 May 2019
7:00 PM
33
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Online Test (Individual): Live 9 am Wed June 12 to 9 am Thurs June 13
13 Jun 2019
9:00 AM
34
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Lovelock, C. H., Patterson, P. G., & Wirtz, J. (2015). Services marketing: An Asia-Pacific and Australian perspective. Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson Education.

Copies of this textbook are on course reserve in the library.

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Recommended Readings

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At this level, you are expected to supplement the lectures and the textbook with your own reading.

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Other Resources

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Other learning resources will be made available online.
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Online Support

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Details will be provided in classes.
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Workload

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Services Marketing is a 15 point paper. The expected workload for a 15-point paper is approximately 150 hours in total during the semester. This expected workload includes contact hours, plus hours for study and assessment per week.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: MKTG151 or MRKTG101

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MKTG354 and MKTG454

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