Brand and Product Management
Key differences exist between brand and product management, and, yet, both are crucial to the success of a product or service. In this course, students will explore the many elements of brand management, including brand architecture, the development and sustainability of the brand, brand positioning, and the perceived value of the brand. Students analyze competitive information, and they learn to apply that knowledge in areas such as product differentiation. Throughout the course, students also will examine the critical business skills, tools, and techniques necessary for effective product management. The focus of this course is on the stages of a product's lifecycle, consumer demand and pricing, multichannel product management, and the fundamentals of profit and loss management.