MMK365 - Marketing Insights


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MMK265
EFTSL value: 0.125

MIS171 plus

one of MMK277 or MMK101 plus

one of MMK266, MMK295 or MMK393

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne) 
1 x 1 hour on-campus lecture and 1 x 2 hour on-campus seminar each week    

Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong) 
1 x 2 hour online lecture every second week (weeks: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11) and 1 x 4 hour on-campus seminar in weeks: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 

Scheduled learning activities - online

Trimester 1: 
1 x 1 hour online lecture (recordings provided) and 1 x 2 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week 

Trimester 2:  
1 x 2 hour online lecture (recording provided) every second week (weeks: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11) and 2 x 2 hour online seminar (recording provided) in weeks: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 


Marketers live in a world full of information. Making sense of that information is a key task of the modern marketer and forms a critical input to the strategic process. This unit examines the uses and interpretation of information in gaining an understanding of the world in which the marketing firm operates. The unit progresses from the macro to the micro. The unit starts with externally available secondary data and introduces the processes of identifying and analysing trends, demographic changes, and economic adjustments to provide inputs to the long-term strategic process.

The unit then moves to interpreting commonly available internal data such as sales, returns, and complaints and matches that with data available externally from the business’ own web pages and social media to create a picture of the firm’s customers and their immediate behaviours. Next, the unit explores the interpretation of bespoke research to address specific strategic problems in the medium term.

This unit emphasises the interpretation of analysis performed by others and sorting the important information from the irrelevant in order to feed into the strategic process of the firm.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the end-of-unit assessment task to evidence a minimum proficiency in the aligned discipline learning outcomes included in this unit.

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