[ 973SMCPTBMS10 ] SE Master Seminar Advanced Topics in B2B-Marketing

Es ist eine neuere Version 2022W dieser LV im Curriculum Master's programme Business Informatics 2022W vorhanden.
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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
2 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Business Administration Gerhard Wührer 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)Modul Marketing
Original study plan Master's programme General Management 2016W
Objectives Students are supposed to acquire the ability to deal with the specific conditions of marketing decisions in business-to-business (B2B) markets. Based on a critical reflection of the state of the art literature, that is supported by short lectures, and by developing applied research papers, students possess the necessary analytical capabilities to successfully solve practical marketing problems of B2B companies.
Subject The course consists of two major parts. In part I, short lectures that are accompanied by class discussions provide the basis for understanding a value-based approach to B2B marketing. The following topics are covered:

Scope, relevance, and characteristics of B2B marketing
Organizational buying behavior
Typologies of B2B transactions
The value concept as cornerstone of B2B marketing
Management of customer benefit
Price management

In Part II, students are expected to present applied research papers dealing with selected aspects of practical marketing problems in B2B markets.

Criteria for evaluation
Final exam in class (40%): 60 percent of total points necessary to reach a passing exam grade
Quality of the applied research paper (40%)
Paper presentation (20%)

For an overall passing grade, in each of the three assessment categories a passing grade has to be reached.

Methods Prep reading, short lectures, class discussions, development and presentation of applied research papers
Language English
Study material Reading package; can be purchased at the department secretary’s office (Managementzentrum, 2nd floor, room 205A) one week before the first session.
Changing subject? No
Further information Attendance and active participation are required for all students in order to ensure a thorough understanding of the value-based approach to B2B marketing. Students are expected to stay for the duration of the whole class, and to attend all classes. If for any special reason a student is not able to meet these requirements, s/he has to talk to the lecturer in advance.
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority