Course Description

Course Name

Brand Innovation & Management

Session: VPRS3122

Hours & Credits

3 US Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Formerly MKTG 401: "Strategic Brand Management"

This is an experiential course. The course is ambitious, fast-moving, and requires dedication, initiative, and hard work from students, reflecting the fast paced world of brand development and management. Students will be exposed to what it means to build innovative brands and developing the kinds of skills and experiences employers in this sector are looking for.

The aim of this course is to prepare students for the real-life demands of branding in the real world. It allows students to demonstrate creativity, innovation, and creative thinking in leading branding innovation. Students will emerge with practical experience in the process of creating disruptive innovative propositions and re-positioning stagnant brands.

Upon completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate:
- Knowledge of how to undertake a brand audit
- Ability to write pen portraits of leading edge targets
- Ability to identify tensions, and create insights and insight territories
- Ability to plan and facilitate an innovation workshop
- Knowledge of methods to stimulate creative thought: including stimulus boards, immersive experiences etc.
- Knowledge of how to create a brand strategy that utilizes big and powerful new ideas to revitalize the brand
- An improved ability to use the language of branding and to talk convincingly about brand identities, values, personalities, propositions, concepts, insights, tensions, etc.
- An improved ability to tap into emerging audiences, the future of categories, and the power of big ideas in creating innovative brands

*Course content subject to change