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Module Title LI Consumer Behaviour
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 13456
Module Lead Prof. Isabelle Szmigin
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites LC Principles of Marketing - (07 11050)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-24 hours
Seminar-0 hours
Tutorial-0 hours
Project supervision-0 hours
Demonstration-0 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-0 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-0 hours
Fieldwork-0 hours
External Visits-0 hours
Work based learning-0 hours
Guided independent study-76 hours
Placement-0 hours
Year Abroad-0 hours
Description The module develops students' understanding of consumer research and its usefulness for marketing management in its application to how consumers behave. It explains the theoretical underpinning and practical implications of consumer behaviour for business and examines forces shaping consumer choice in modern society. Key areas studied in detail include decision making, perception, learning, attitude development, personality, involvement and motivation. It also considers the effects of the social environment and culture upon consumer behaviour.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • identify and critically analyse the main components of consumer behaviour;
  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the implications of consumer behaviour theories for business and wider society;
  • demonstrate critical understanding of alternative ways of thinking about consumers as individuals and within their families, groups and broader cultural context;
  • evaluate the contribution of consumer behaviour to marketing management.
Assessment 13456-01 : Essay 1 : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Individual coursework, 3,000 words (100%) Reassessment: Resubmission of coursework, 3,000 words (100%)
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 30449
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