This course focuses on the unique challenges faced by Canadian-based service industry companies, such as banks, restaurants, airlines, hotels and insurance. It explores marketing strategies utilized by these firms to improve customer retention, increase customer value and outperform competitors. Students work in groups to complete a marketing plan for a new or existing service, either B2B, B2C, government or not-for-profit by integrating and applying their knowledge of marketing functions and by employing both quantitative and qualitative analytical tools.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.