At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Given the « competencies referential » linked to the LSM Master in Sciences de Gestion et in Ingéniorat de Gestion, this course mainly develops the following competencies:
At the end of this class, students will be able:
More precisely, the main themes (which might slightly vary from one year to the next) are:
- Measurement tools in Marketing
* Reliability analysis of a measurement scale
- Customer segmentation
* Discriminant analysis
- Probability of belonging to a group
- Perceived similarities between brands (in the context of a brand image study)
- Experimentation in Marketing (design and data)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Teaching methods and learning activities of this course are oriented toward: (i) learning the methodological rigor essential to use advanced statistical and econometric methods and models (rigorous knowledge and know-how); (ii) facing companies/organizations’ reality through real case studies; (iii) facing challenges related to online collaborating with students from another country (USA), in a common project (virtual exchange).
In concrete terms, sessions alternate lectures, discussions and case studies on real data linked to digital marketing. Each session is devoted to a specific model. From an issue faced by an existing company, a theoretical lecture is done and followed by an application on real data (case study and learning by problems), where students follow the process from A through Z (analyzing the issue, filtering useful information, choosing the method/model, analyzing data with SAS Enterprise Guide, analyzing results and making recommendations to the company). A last theoretical reminder is done
Our collaboration with the Appalachian State University (North Carolina, USA) will have the students, grouped in mixed Belgian-US groups, work on a common project (Virtual Exchange) around the methods and models covered in class, in the context of a market study. New technologies will help them communicate. Students are expected to be available to communicate with US students, also outside classical class schedules (given US time difference) and during Easter weeks.
This course will be mainly taught on site, with some remote teaching actitivies though. The professors reserve the right to completely switch to remote teaching, following the sanitary situation.
Note : this Virtual Exchange might not be organized during this academic year, if the sanitary context in March-April-May 2021 does not allow our US colleagues to implement it on their side.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Students are evaluated by:
- a written exam (50% of the final grade - during the exam session - open questions) mixing theoretical methodological questions and deep thinking on a real issue linked to digital marketing (case on computer – SAS Enterprise Guide software) ; during the exam session
- their report on the group project (Virtual Exchange – US and Belgian students mixed groups - 40% of the final grade - in English - to be handed in before the exam session);
- their individual report (Virtual Exchange – 10% of the final grade - in English - to be handed in before the exam session)
In case a student fails the course, only the "written exam" part can be improved (the grade linked to the group project and individual report cannot be improved).
In case the Virtual Exchange cannot be implemented (given the sanitary situation), the student's final grade will be made of a written exam only (mixing theoretical methodological questions and deep thinking on a real issue (use of SAS Enterprise Guide software).
In case of exceptional circumstances, the professors reserve the right to transform the exam methods (for example, switch from written to oral exam). Also, the professors may transform the written exam in an oral exam if less than 4 students are registered to the exam
Le matériel pédagogique, à disposition des étudiants sur Moodle (Student Corner), est composé de :
- Slides (écrans Power Point)
- Etudes de cas
- Informations nécessaires au Virtual Exchange
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