Sharon Bell

Associate Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law


Associate Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law


MARK 301 - Introduction to Marketing

Students are introduced to the marketing concept and the role of marketing within the overall business framework. The basic tools of marketing are introduced: market segmentation, positioning, product, price, distribution, and promotion, together with marketing research, consumer behavior, planning, and global marketing. A critical theme of the course is the need for the marketing mix to fit with the requirements of consumers, the competitive environment, company strengths, and community expectations. These issues are considered from strategic and tactical perspectives. Prerequisites: ECON 101 or ECON 204.

Fall Term 2021
MARK 466 - Service Marketing

Students are introduced to the important differences between marketing tangible products and marketing services. The unique nature of services is examined and the importance of service quality to both consumer and business to business customers, is emphasized. The marketing mix variables are discussed from the service perspective. Designing a marketing mix for service, not-for-profit and government institutions poses interesting and formidable challenges which are dealt with in terms of marketing planning, implementation and control. Trade barriers to the global marketing of services, together with other global service issues are also given attention. Prerequisite: MARK 301.

Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
MARK 630 - Marketing Communications and Branding

This course introduces the student to the management of marketing communications with an emphasis on the evolving nature of marketing communication tools. It also introduces the techniques used in the creation, nurturing and leveraging of brand assets in an environment where consumer and cultural influences strongly interact with strategic marketing decisions to impact brand meaning and value. Prerequisite: MARK 502.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021

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