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Branding and Marketing Communications

Branding and Marketing Communications

Code: MAR3LF105
Extent: 5 ECTS
Timing: semester 5
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Specialisation Studies
Course type: compulsory for MAR specialisation students

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisite: MAR1LF101 Basics of Marketing or equivalent competence. IBU3LF101 Specialisation Project is recommended to be studied at the same time.

Learning outcomes
You understand and describe branding as a strategic tool for business management, leadership and marketing. You know the value of brand management in local and global markets. You know the role and content of marketing communications in international business. You apply branding and marketing communications theories to practical contexts. You can use research findings to develop branding and marketing communications.


  • brand management theory and models
  • brand engagement through storytelling and social media
  • brand architecture and brand strategy
  • qualitative brand research and brand management guidelines
  • integrated marketing communication
  • context analysis and communication research
  • communication planning process
  • communication objectives and measurement
  • target group decisions in b-to-b and b-to-c communication
  • media decisions
  • marketing communication in social media
  • message and creative decisions

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Client project work in connection with the course IBU3LF101 Specialisation Project.

Client projects with international companies in connection with the Specialisation Project course if possible. Learning tasks based on international context. Multicultural teamwork.

Course formats
Contact and distant sessions or educationalisation.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
A link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teachers
Kevin Gore, Leena Korttilalli

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.