• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Marketing
  • Areas of interest Marketing
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Nabila Nisha
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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Successful management of the marketing process requires effective information about consumers and the market. Marketing Research is a dynamic process linking consumers to marketers through information. The course is designed to develop your skills as a marketing decision maker. While some students may take on roles in marketing research many more will take on the role of marketing manager. The course is structured so as to provide students with a solid introduction to the marketing research process, and conducting and understanding research to obtain information to aid marketing decision-making. The emphasis will be on translating marketing concepts into context-specific operational decisions and actions using research methods and analysis.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Identify marketing problem(s) to assist in decision making;
  2. Choose the methodologies to acquire evidence in an ethical manner to address the marketing problem;
  3. Retrieve primary and secondary data to solve the marketing problem;
  4. Establish the methodological quality, reliability and validity of the data collected;
  5. Integrate all types of relevant evidence towards finding solutions to the marketing problem;
  6. Find solutions to the marketing problem based on the integrated relevant evidence; and
  7. Produce an evidence-based marketing report to maximise the likelihood of effective implementation of solutions.

Work Integrated Learning


Practical (industry-related): Students work in groups (4-5 individuals) on a marketing project for an industry client. Students can select their own group and clients are allocated to each group on a first-come, first-served basis. The research project will consist of a report that relates to a real marketing problem (i.e., an empirical problem) that an industry, company, or small enterprise faces. Groups will endeavour to carry out their investigation using the theoretical knowledge and research techniques taught in this course to collect data and the best available evidence to come up with solutions that clients will use. The industry-related project is distinctive action research that is the Work Integrated Learning component of this course. Action learning features of the course drive a ‘student-centred’ and ‘learning by doing’ approach. The course facilitates student engagement with research via:

  • A comprehensive introduction to the purpose of research through a problem-based approach.
  • A research process to explain various methods that will be proposed through a marketing research proposal.
  • Independent and team-based action learning and research using core marketing research concepts, theories, principles, research, and data analysis skills to write up the research report.

Other Information

This course was formerly known as the 7000-level course by the same name (MKTG7060 Applied Market Research). Students who have MKTG7060 in their Study Requirements are permitted to substitute with this course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessments may include, but is not restricted to: in-class exercises, written and oral assignments, quizzes, examinations, group project tasks, oral presentation, and other assessment deemed appropriate to show attainment of the learning outcomes set for the course. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.

Inherent Requirements

This course has no inherent requirements.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed MKTG2004 or MKTG7001 or MKTG7260. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MKTG2001 or MKTG7060.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Preliminary Reading

Additional information about the indicative readings (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge of marketing and research methods and basic statistics


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2024 $4680 Standard Rate
2024 $3720 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9091 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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