mkt554 | Graduate

Consumer Behavior

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This course prepares students to apply buyer behavior theories in the marketplace. Students evaluate how demographic, psychological, and socio-cultural issues contribute to buyer behavior. Topics include consumer preference, brand perception, attitude formation, persuasion, motivation, and consumer protection.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Consumer Behavior and Perceptions

    • Explain the relationship between consumer behavior concepts and marketing strategies.
    • Identify elements of consumer analysis.
    • Explain how knowledge structures influence consumer decision-making.

    Consumer's Attitudes and Decision-Making Process

    • Determine attitudes and intentions affecting consumer decision-making.
    • Explain how problem solving processes are used to develop marketing strategies.
    • Explain the importance of attention and comprehension in the development of marketing strategies.

    Influencing Consumers through Marketing Strategy

    • Identify how consumer behavior concepts affect the development of marketing strategies.
    • Describe how conditioning and vicarious learning influence the behavior of consumers.
    • Apply consumer behavior concepts in the development of marketing strategy.

    Social and Environmental Issues Affecting Buyer Behavior

    • Determine environmental factors influencing the behavior of consumers.
    • Evaluate how cultural and cross-cultural differences influence marketing strategies.
    • Explain how subcultures and social class influence the decisions of consumers.
    • Justify the cultural analysis for a marketing plan.

    Product Positioning within Marketing Strategy

    • Explain how consumer-product relationships influence consumer decision making.
    • Apply strategies toward product positioning.
    • Integrate promotional strategies within a marketing plan.

    Analyzing Ethical Issues in the Marketing Strategy

    • Identify issues in consumer protection.
    • Evaluate ethical issues within a marketing strategy.
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