Brand and Marketing Management Short Course - Distance (Online)

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Qualification information
  • COURSE: Short Courses
  • MODE: Distance (Online)
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Overview

This online course develops theoretical and practical competence in the broader field of brand building and marketing, while exposing participants to real-life case studies and solution-based brand building challenges. Competency is developed by applying theories and principles to real-life scenarios.

This short course covers:

  • The role of design thinking and innovation in strategic brand building
  • The relationship between business, brand, and marketing
  • The concepts of purposeful brand and meaningful brand building
  • Brand leadership and management
  • Analysing and segmenting markets
  • Brand values and competitive positioning
  • Stakeholder journey mapping
  • Integrated brand communications strategy development
  • Internal and external brand communication
  • Writing a basic communications brief
  • Integrated channel and media planning
  • Planning and measuring a brand building strategy

Who should join?
This online course is aimed at middle managers working in the brand, marketing and communications industry or anyone wanting to change fields and needing to learn more about brand, marketing and strategy. The short course may also support those with undergraduate degrees in fields other than brand and marketing as a ‘bridge’ to understanding branding concepts and principles when considering further studies in this field.

How will I benefit?
This short course will develop your ability to integrate knowledge from the fields of brand and marketing management and you will gain a systemic understanding of current thinking, practice, theory and methodology. You will learn how to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the broader concepts of brand building, marketing, communications, creativity and innovation
  • Apply a purposeful brand-business approach to brand and marketing management
  • Demonstrate the ability to think creatively, innovatively and strategically
  • Develop realistic and integrated brand communication plans and objectives

Online delivery includes:

  • An online learning system that leads students through the content, prescribed material and activities.
  • Online academic navigators (tutors) who are subject experts and maintain the human experience of the learning process.
  • Weekly live sessions with the course’s online navigator.
  • An online success navigator who supports students throughout the learning journey.
  • Access to our online information centre.

Note:

  • Scheduled live sessions generally take place after hours.
  • While you can generally structure your study time as you need, there are scheduled online sessions during which you will get mediated support. Scheduled assessments in the form of online activities and assignments are paced to ensure your studies progress.
  • A reliable internet connection, own device with (at least) Windows 7 and Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge Chromium or Firefox and 5-10 GB of data are essential to enrol on this short course.

To succeed in your online journey, you need to be:

  • Self-motivated and invested in your learning journey.
  • Disciplined and able to balance studying with work and family commitments.
  • Able to direct your own studies, maintaining a diligent pace.

To assist you in succeeding in your online journey, our teaching approach is:

  • Student-centric: we facilitate your thought processes to foster innovative ideas and creative solutions.
  • Authentic: we use real-life examples and case studies.
  • Activity-based: We move your learning forward through applied activities and assessments.
  • Discussion-based: we ask you questions and stimulate debate to provoke deep thought and insights about course content.

*In the case of insufficient registrations, or other unforeseen circumstances, IIE-Vega reserves the right, at any time, to either postpone or cancel any Short Course.

Tuition Fees

IIE-Vega Finance Option:
Payment Method A (payable prior to course start date)
  • R4 300 Deposit
  • R12 900 Total Cost Including Deposit
  • R8 600 Total Cost Excluding Deposit
Payment Method B (monthly payment option)
  • R4 300 Deposit (payable prior to course start date)
  • R12 900 Total Cost Including Deposit
  • R4 300 Instalment Fee (2 Monthly Instalments)

External Finance Option:

Learning Loans (Pty) Ltd, a registered credit provider (NCRCP9789), is offering IIE-Vega short course students an easy and affordable way to finance their studies with study loans offering extended payment plans.

Learning Loans' vision is to help you invest in your future with a seamless application process that can be done on an online platform. Visit their site to find out more: learningloans.co.za/apply-vega

IIE-Vega is not an authorised financial services provider nor a representative or agent of any financial services provider.

IIE-Vega does not intend to provide financial advice and no communication from IIE-Vega should be construed as constituting a recommendation, guidance, proposal or advice of a financial nature.

Prescribed Textbook:

The Brand Book by Thomas Oosthuizen (2013). ISBN: 9781920292140.

Participants need to purchase the prescribed textbook, from https://shop.snapplify.com/product/the-brand-book-how-to-build-a-profitable-brand-fast-effectively-and-efficiently

Duration

9 weeks online (including orientation)

Schedule

  • 05.04.2022 – 24.05.2022 (Registration closes on 22 March, Orientation starts on 29 March)
  • 05.07.2022 – 30.08.2022 (Registration closes on 21 June, Orientation starts on 28 June)
  • 11.10.2022 – 29.11.2022 (Registration closes on 27 September, Orientation starts on 4 October)

Please Note: The following documentation is required upon registration.

  • Copy of ID
  • Copy of account payer ID (not applicable if company sponsor)
  • Company letter/ Purchase Order (only applicable if your organisation is paying for your studies)