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2015/2016  BA-BHAAV6019U  Neuromarketing

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Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 60
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Thomas Ramsøy - Department of Marketing (Marketing)
Main academic disciplines
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Business psychology
Last updated on 07-10-2015
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: At the end of the course the student should be able to:
  • Reflect upon the readings about neuromarketing and consumer neuroscience
  • Have a basic understanding of the contemporary theories of consumer neuroscience and neuromarketing and their application to solve a business problem.
  • Discuss pros and cons of the traditional approaches in comparison to the modern research approaches
  • Structure the knowledge, critisize and reflect the ideas upon the business cases in groups
Oral exam based on Written Product:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 3 students in the group
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter and Winter
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Closed Book
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The team project report is based on the project created in groups of up to 3 students the provided case. At the oral exam each student prepares a case related issue.

Course content and structure

The course will introduce you to the multidisciplinary approaches on consumer behavior and brand communication based on the knowledge coming from: traditional marketing, consumer neuroscience and neuromarketing.
The covered themes will include explanation of following main concepts: emotions, reasoning, conscious and unconscious aspects of consumer choice, approach-avoidance behavior, visual attention and perception.
Furthermore, the knowledge will be applied on practical cases reflecting brand analysis, consumer behavior research and communication.
Neuroscientific tools such as electroencephalograph (EEG), eye-tracker, Galvanic Skin Response, behavioral measurements will be introduced and explained in the light of their advantages and disadvantages of their application in the marketing and consumer behavior research.

Teaching methods
Students will be assigned different readings to be prepared before the class. During the class students will be encouraged to discuss the literature in the light of the practical application.
Further Information

Changes in course schedule may occur.
Monday 11.40-14.15, week 36-47.

Expected literature

-       The main book will be: Neuromarketing for Dummies,2013 by  Stephen J. Genco, Andrew P. Pohlmann & Peter Steidl.
-       Secondary literature will be provided before the course.

Last updated on 07-10-2015