Marketing - MARKA13558

Stream Summary

Faculty: COMM - UNSW Business School

School: School of Marketing

Contact:  UNSW Business School Student Centre

Program: 3558 - Commerce (International)


Bachelor of Commerce (International Studies) (Major)

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Stream Outline

Marketing is a dynamic management discipline concerned with exchange processes in competitive markets. It is of critical importance in all sectors of the economy, including local and international businesses, and profit-making and non-profit making organisations.

The business function of marketing seeks to identify the needs and wants of customers, determine potential target markets, design appropriate products and services, communicate this offering to customers and distribute it to the marketplace. A wider goal of marketing is to create an organisation-wide ethos that is responsive to customer needs, aware of competitive forces, and builds on core strengths of the organisation.

Graduates find careers in product management, customer services, new product planning, international marketing, logistics and distribution, sales and purchasing, advertising, direct marketing and public relations, marketing research, management consultancy and e-business. General management training programs are also a popular option. Graduates find their skills are in heavy demand across both public and private sectors, nationally and internationally. There are affiliations with professional organisations such as the Advertising Federation of Australia, the Australian Marketing Institute, The Radio Marketing Bureau, and the Australian Customer Service Association.
  • A major in Marketing consists of 48 UOC (8 courses). Five (5) of these courses are specified; the other three (3) are electives that are chosen from a specified list. At least one (1) elective must be at level 3 (i.e. MARK 3xxx). This is regardless of whether you are doing a single major or taking marketing as a second major
  • A minor in Marketing consists of 30 UOC (5 courses) including MARK1012 and 24UOC (4 courses) with a MARK course code from either compulsory courses list or elective course list with at least 6UOC must be at Level 3. The minor does not form part of the nominated major.

Stream Structure

Compulsory courses

Elective courses
Choose 3 courses from the following list. At least one of these courses must be at level 3
ACCT3563 is included for the benefit of students undertaking majors in both Accounting and Marketing to allow compliance with the requirements of the professional Accounting bodies. Students with majors in Accounting and Marketing may count this course towards the Accounting major AND the Marketing major.

** Students may count ONE of COMM2222, COMM3020, COMM3030 or ACCT3563 towards their major in Marketing.


Honours level study is available for Marketing students.

Students interested in studying at Honours Level should refer to the relevant Honours plan within 4501 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) for entry requirements.

Further Information

Please note that these requirements may be subject to change.
Students are advised to follow requirements according to the year they commenced. Please refer to previous editions of the Online Handbook for your program requirements.

Contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre for advice.
tel: + 61 2 9385 3189
location: Level 1, room 1028, Quadrangle Building
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