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Product and Brand Management

Course Number:

70485


Faculty

John Lankford, john6@andrew.cmu.edu


Program

Undergraduate Business


Concentrations

Marketing


Course Description

In this course you will progress through a series of roles, from product assistant to group product manager, that give you the opportunity to experience what is is like to do product and brand management.  Through interactive lectures, case discussions and assignments, you will learn how to conduct analysis and make decisions that face product managers in industry.  This course covers consumer and business to business marketing, including brand strategy, new product introduction, pricing and product line profitability, distribution strategy, marketing communications integration, and brand/product portfolio management.  Time is also spent on building effective internal, cross-functional and external customer and agency relationships. By progressing through case-based roles from product/brand assistant to group brand/product manager, you will learn the principles of product and brand management and understand what it is like and what it takes to be a successful marketing leader.

Format

Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk


Pre-requisites

None