BUSINESS STUDIES DEPARTMENT Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School Course Code: BMI 3C1 Course Name: MARKETING: Goods, Services, Events Level: Grade 11 College Preparation Instructor: Period: Room Number: Course Overview: This course explores the fundamentals of marketing by defining its nature and scope. Students examine consumer consumption patterns and motivation, as well as the major factors that play a role in identifying consumer, industrial and institutional target markets. Students study how market research, the analysis of change in the economy and the global market place play key roles in the segmenting of markets. Also, there is an examination of current environmental, international and technological trends. This course enables students to apply the theory covered, by embracing the strategic aspects of marketing in their final culminating project. Students will identify the catholic values and Catholic Graduate Expectations necessary to succeed in the business world and evaluate personal and spiritual employability skills necessary for success. Specific Strands of Study and Expectations include: Marketing Fundamentals: Students will: Develop an understanding of the nature and scope of the marketing mix. Recognize how emerging technologies influence the manner in which goods/services are exchanged. Learn how marketing influences the competitive environment and the role that research plays in the marketing process. Explore how cultural and ethnic differences affect marketing methods in the global economy. The Marketing Mix: Students will: Successfully price, distribute, promote and position products in a competitive environment. Examine the importance of marketing products for the common good. Demonstrate an understanding of the factors involved in establishing a promotional plan that is both socially and fiscally responsible. Trends in Marketing: Students will: Investigate the role that information technology plays in the current marketing environment. Compare and contrast local, regional and international marketing strategies. Critique environmental, ethical, and legal issues that surround marketing. Compare ways in which not-for-profit organizations apply the marketing mix. Explore prevalent marketing trends that challenge and promote Catholic values. The Marketing Plan: Developing a market plan . Efforts will be made to meet the individual learning needs of students in order to facilitate learning. Course Breakdown to ensure these expectations are being met. Unit 1 Marketing Fundamentals Marketing Concepts Global Marketing Consumer & Competition Marketing Research Catholic Graduate Expectation: An Effective Communicator Unit 2 The Marketing Mix Product Positioning and Development, Pricing, Distribution & Promotion Catholic Graduate Expectation: An Effective and Creative Thinker Unit 3 Trends in Marketing Information Technology in Marketing Issues in Marketing International Marketing Not-for-Profit Marketing/career paths Catholic Graduate Expectation: A Reflective and Creative Thinker who creates, adapts, evaluates new ideas in light of the common good. Unit 4 The Marketing Plan Explaining the process of developing a market plan Developing a market plan Analyze the uses of a marketing plan Catholic Graduate Expectation: A Collaborative Contributor Resources: The course will use a variety of resources including video, CD-ROM, Internet Applications and a variety of print sources. The textbook Marketing Essentials will be distributed to students during the first week of the course. The text and all other resources assigned to students are the responsibility of the student. Any damage incurred will result in payment for replacement. Replacement cost for the text is $99.00. Evaluation Structure: Knowledge/Understanding Thinking/Inquiry Communication Application 30% 20% 20% 30% The above is reflected both in the term work (worth 70% of the final mark) and the summative work (worth 30% of the final mark). Summative work consists of the Final Exam (20%) and a Culminating Performance Task (10%). Evaluation Policy Students will be assessed & evaluated according to the work produced & skills displayed. Methods of providing feedback will include assessing work in process & evaluating completed assignments, tests, co-operative learning activities, simulations and presentations. Peer & self-evaluations will also be utilized. Student marks will be determined by evaluating process & product according to 4 categories & 4 levels. Please see the chart below for specific skills and key words used to determine student competency in the different categories. Category Level Knowledge/Understanding Knowledge of facts & terms Understanding of concepts & relationships Thinking/Inquiry Critical thinking skills Creative thinking skills Inquiry Skills Communication Communication of ideas and information Use of symbols & visuals Oral & written communication Level 1: 50-59% Level 2: 60-69% Level 3: 70-79% Level 4: 80-100% -Limited display of knowledge, skills and ability to apply concepts -Some success in displaying knowledge, skills and application of concepts -Considerable display of knowledge skills and ability to apply concepts -Thorough understanding of concepts and ability to communicate, think creatively and apply concepts Application Applications in familiar contexts Transfer of concepts to new contexts Making logical conclusions and predictions Use of technology Making connections Feedback will also be provided for student learning skills. Skills like working independently, team work, organization, work habits and homework, and initiative are assessed independently student achievement and will be conducted through the use of a rubric indicating specific criteria to be achieved to receive each of the following letter grades: E –Excellent Other Evaluation Issues G – Good S – Satisfactory N - Needs Improvement LATE ASSIGNMENTS. Assignments submitted after the Primary Due Date established by the teacher will be accepted with a penalty of 5% off for the first day late, 3% for the second day late, 2% for the final day, to a maximum of 10%. This three day Penalty Zone is the maximum time allowed for submissions. The third day after the assignment is due is considered the Closure Date upon which no further assignments will be accepted. If the teacher returns the marked assignments within the four day penalty zone, the date of return is considered the closure date. Repeated lateness in submissions indicates poor organization skills and will result in parental contact and will be reflected in the learning skills section of the report card. INCOMPLETE ASSSIGNMENTS Assignments will be graded according to the extent with which they meet the criteria established in the rubric or evaluation structure. MISSED TESTS Tests missed with a legitimate reason will be written within a few days of the student returning from the absence. Student eligibility to write the test and the date of writing will be at the discretion of the teacher in consultation with the department head. CULMINATING ACTIVITIES These activities will be due toward the end of the course. They are valued at 10 per cent of the final mark and will reflect course material and competencies not otherwise reflected on the final exam.