Summer 2013 MBA Course

B8699-061: Marketing Growth Strategies

T - Full Term, 09:00AM to 01:15PM

Location: URI 331

Instructor: Donald Lehmann

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Companies in general and
marketers in particular are under increasing pressure to produce two main
things: effective/productive spending and “real” revenue growth.  This course addresses the second issue,
growth.  More specifically, it looks at
three main (and inter-related) paths to growth: new products, brand building,
and customers.  Participants play the
role of growth consultants/Chief Growth Officers.  The course is designed for people interested in
management and consulting as well as in marketing. 
The course follows a workshop-style
approach, incorporating both “metrics” (quantitative thinking) and
qualitative/conceptual components.

The intended
benefits/learnings are:

1. To better understand how a firm can generate

2. To develop systematic skills to aid in
identifying and evaluating growth options.

3. To see how new product development,
branding, and customer management are related. 

4. To have the opportunity to think in some
detail about a particular company’s strategy.

5. To develop the ability to gain insight from
atypical sources.


Donald Lehmann

George E. Warren Professor of Business, Chair of the Marketing Division Professor Lehmann teaches several different marketing courses. His research focuses on individual and group choice and decision making, the adoption of innovation and new product development, and the management and valuation of marketing assets (brands, customers). He is also interested in knowledge accumulation, empirical generalizations and information use. Lehmann has published more than 100 articles and books, serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals...

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