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MKTG6025: Marketing for Social Change

2024 unit information

This unit highlights how marketing strategies can be leveraged to realise social change. Students learn how fundamental marketing concepts and frameworks (e.g. the Sustainable Development Goals), guided by ethical and sustainability principles, may be adapted to nurture social good. Students will also gain experience in analysing, applying, and promoting social causes in a range of contexts. Specifically it will focus on changing social attitudes, shifting political beliefs, encouraging sustainability values, and persuading people to donate to non-profit causes. These critical skills will assist students to initiate and sustain changes in individual and community behaviours, with the aim of leading authentic social change urgently required in economies of overconsumption and excess.

Unit details and rules

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Code MKTG6025
Academic unit Marketing
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Critically evaluate ethical and societal issues relating to a wide range of organisations.
  • LO2. Create new ideas and opportunities using marketing strategies in a social change context.
  • LO3. Communicate professionally and persuasively recommendations, using appropriate modes for a variety of stakeholders.
  • LO4. Research, analyse and design a strategic marketing campaign to address social change challenges for diverse contexts.
  • LO5. Draw on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets and assess their role in pursuing societal change.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive February 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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