Institute of Technology or PolytechnicUnitec Institute of Technology
This course is available
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Expected Feb 2023
Unitec Institute of Technology
Gain valuable skills and insight into contemporary marketing practice with a digital marketing focus. Practice and refine what you've learnt in the classroom and through a work experience internship.
The Bachelor of Business (Marketing) provides you with the knowledge and skills to successfully create and manage brands that win consumers’ hearts and minds using both traditional and new methods. You’ll discover how to identify consumers’ needs and wants, develop sound marketing plans and create marketing campaigns for real New Zealand organisations. You'll also learn how to create a social media plan and determine its effectiveness using Google Analytics.
This programme has been developed, and in some cases is being co-taught, with input from national and international business leaders. You’ll get the opportunity to create and present marketing campaigns for organisations as part of your course work; our students have previously conducted online advertising campaigns (Google AdWords and Facebook advertising) for numerous New Zealand businesses.
Real business experience - Industry Internship. In your final year you’ll take part in the Internship Based Learning (IBL) course where you will be in the workplace, completing a project and work tasks specifically related to your area of specialisation. At Unitec, we allow for flexible learning, so you can undertake your IBL while you complete other courses, should you choose. We will guide you through the IBL experience. You’ll have an academic supervisor and we’ll hold a series of useful workshops. Our marketing students intern at a wide range of organisations from retail through to hospitality and complete various projects such as developing a social media plan to organising, promoting and hosting an event.
Specialise in digital marketing. Learn the principles of digital marketing and acquire the advanced practical skills to be a digital marketing professional. We cover Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Google AdWords, Facebook Advertising and other Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising, Inbound Marketing, and Social Media Marketing. You’ll also learn about digital metrics, legislation, regulation and codes of practice so that you will know how to help brands communicate effectively with their target audiences using emerging online technologies.
Double majors: In a world of change and complexity, it's an advantage to have multiple skills and to be adaptable. A double major can be completed within three and a half to four years of full-time study.
Double majors widen your area of expertise and can generate a wide variety of job opportunities.
Upon successful completion of this programme you can go onto further study in Postgraduate Diploma in Business or Master of Business programmes.
For this programme, you will need the following:
If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (no band<5.5) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.