This course aims to introduce students to the theory and practice of consumer behaviour by building a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant literature.

It will examine in detail the process of consumer decision-making, the influences on buyer behaviour and their implications for marketing in purposeful organisations. Students will develop a critical appreciation of the existing research into consumer behaviour by engaging with the literature and examining practices in the marketing of consumer goods and services. The course will illustrate the central role of consumer behaviour and its relevance to marketing.