About Business and Marketing, BA (Hons) - at University of Essex Online
How can marketers make use of new consumer trends to stand out from their competitors? And how should business leaders leverage their resources for success?
The fast-paced business world demands creativity, strategic thinking and dedication for companies to differentiate themselves from the crowd and be profitable, and this course allows students to develop those skills while exploring a wide range of essential business and marketing topics. Looking at real-world companies and examples, it's not just theoretical knowledge that our students gain, but practical skills they can use within their current roles from day one.
After looking at the key areas of marketing, human resources, finance and business environment at level 4, you will delve into more specialist areas of study as you continue in the course, including:
- marketing communications through a wide range of media
- management of projects and working with stakeholders
- how online marketing fits into an overall business strategy
- how market research is used to formulate marketing decisions
- the global business environment, including challenges and opportunities
Your final year of study will culminate in an independent research project on a business or marketing topic of your choice, and will allow you to analyse and critically evaluate the results from research you have gathered yourself and put together a comprehensive and concise report. You will also give feedback on others' reports, which will further build on the communication and evaluation skills you will have been developing throughout your studies.
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