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MART355 Business Project

A practical marketing project.

The objective of this paper is to improve students' confidence and ability to design and carry out marketing management activities in a 'real live' business setting.The paper begins with an intensive introduction to the practicalities of dealing with a client and conducting business research and will provide grounding for the individual group projects. Students will be assigned a business client for whom they are to carry out a practical marketing project.

Paper title Business Project
Paper code MART355
Subject Marketing
EFTS 0.3
Points 36 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,824.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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(MART 201, MART 202, MART 203 and MART 307 with an average of grade B across all papers) or (MART 212, and two of MART 201, MART 210, MART 211 with an average of grade B across all papers)
Schedule C

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Maree Thyne
Associate Professor Kirsten Robertson


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Course outline
View the course outline for MART 355
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

For most projects a three-stage approach is followed:

  • The first stage involves an 'issues-focused' meeting with the client and subsequent preparation of a detailed proposal. This forms the blueprint of the project. The supervisor will be present at that meeting as an observer (and support if needed), but the student group is responsible for setting the agenda and running the meeting. The client must agree to the proposal and sign it off. This will form the basis of the contract between the group and the client. A template for this will be provided.
  • The second stage normally involves some hands-on research.
  • The final stage involves consideration of alternative strategies/solutions and appropriate recommendations to the client.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Thursday 15:00-16:50 9-14, 16-22
M1 Thursday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41