This course provides students with fundamental understanding of brand development and its strategic management, while blending theoretical and practical approaches. Although the major focus of the course falls on strategic brand management form a corporate perspective, brand influence on consumer-behavior will be also addressed.
The course covers topics such as branding strategy, brand image, brand positioning, brand extension and brand equity management. It will also touch on other important themes as brand communication, the role of culture in brand management, luxury brand management, conducting brand audit and brand-related research. The covered topics will provide a knowledge base that will allow students to tackle a practice project aiming at conducting a brand audit and developing brand strategy improvement recommendations.
Please note that this course is held in English. However, the language will not be a criterion for grading.