Marketing and Society

The Open University

Course Information

The Marketing and Society module at The Open University will be based around three key themes: social marketing – how marketing can have a positive influence on health and social behaviour; ethics and marketing – how decision making and marketing activities can be affected by taking an ethical perspective; and responsible business marketing – how organisations might adopt responsible marketing behaviour in the context of corporate social responsibility

You will learn

Knowledge and understanding

– Concepts, theories and debates about the roles and responsibilities of marketing in society
– Application of marketing thinking to health and social behaviour
– An understanding of ethics and marketing
– An understanding of green and environmental marketing, sustainability, fair trade and ethical consumption.
Cognitive skills

– Application and evaluation of the relevance of module concepts to a variety of other contexts
– Ability to synthesise, and critically evaluate arguments and assumptions from a variety of sources and competing perspectives
– Ability to recognise the limitations of knowledge in the area.
Key skills

– Identification and critical analysis of relevant issues involved in responsible social and business marketing
– Effective communication of ideas and arguments to relevant audiences
– Appropriate integration and use of information and/or data in complex contexts
– Management of learning and ability to reflect on development as an independent learner.
Practical and/or professional skills

– Application of responsible marketing to own professional context
– Sensitivity to the problems and challenges in both business and social marketing.

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