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Spring 2021  ›  Bachelor of Science  ›  Bachelor of Science - 4th Semester  ›  Brand and Services Marketing

Brand Management

I/III: Brand Management Upon successful completion of this course, students II/IV: Marketing Communication Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Course Code:
apl. Prof. Dr. Tim Oliver Brexendorf
Course Type:
BSc Course
Week Hours:
Spring 2021
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
A. Understanding the brand
B. Building the brand
C. Growing the brand
D. Evaluating the brand
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Friday, 30/04/2021
02:00 PM till 05:00 PM
The participants should know about ...

... the importance of brands to consumers, brand manufacturers, and retailers.

... how a brand positioning can be developed.

... how to build and strengthen a brand.

... how to build and structure a portfolio of brands.

... how to grow a brand/with brands.

... how to evaluate the equity and the value of a brand.

Recommended literature uploaded on Moodle.

Optional: Keller, K.L. and Swaminathan, V. (2019). Strategic brand management. Building, measuring, and managing strong brands. Global Edition. 5th Edition. Pearson.

Lecture, group discussions, guest lectures by practitioners
Take-home exam
Basic knowledge in marketing