Mastery of Management Graduate Diploma on Marketing Strategy


This Program looks at marketing concepts from a strategic point of view, and provides a framework for marketing and management thinking; it considers how to undertake strategic market planning and develop core strategy; to define and segment markets, build relationships through customer satisfaction, quality, value and service; and achieve growth. Marketing has a crucial business role - it helps identify customer’s needs and wants and determines which target markets a company can serve and how best to do so; marketing then helps guide the design of appropriate products, services and programmes to serve these markets. This Program covers these key concepts and how to apply modern strategic marketing, including in product and service firms, consumer and business markets, profit and non-profit organisations, domestic and global companies and small and large businesses.


  • Strategic marketing planning, a strategic audit
  • The mission and from mission to strategic objectives
  • Developing growth strategies
  • Marketing as part of strategic planning, marketing’s role, the marketing process
  • Marketing strategy and strategies for competitive advantage
  • Developing the marketing mix
  • The marketing plan, swot analysis, objectives and issues
  • Strategic marketing: programmes, budgets, controls, organisation
  • Market segmentation and targeting, satisfying human needs
  • Levels of market segmentation: consumer markets, business markets, international markets
  • Developing market segments, market targeting, evaluating market segments, segment strategy
  • Product positioning, differentiating markets
  • Choosing and implementing a positional strategy
  • Selecting and creating the right competitive advantages
  • Communicating and delivering the chosen position
  • Building customer relationships
  • Customer satisfaction, quality, value, service
  • Value chains and total quality management
  • Customer retention and customer relationship management
  • Identifying the company’s competitors, their objectives, and identifying their strategies
  • Assessing competitors’ strengths, weaknesses and reaction patterns
  • Designing the competitive intelligence system
  • Competitive strategies: market-leader, market-challenger, market-follower, market-niche
  • Balancing customer-competitor orientations
  • Innovation and new-product development, reasons for failures and new-product success
  • New-product development: idea generation, idea screening, concept development
  • Testing, product development, test marketing and commercialisation
  • Product life-cycle strategies
  • New-product pricing strategies: market-skimming pricing, market-penetration pricing
  • Product-mix pricing strategies, product line pricing, promotional pricing, value pricing
  • Captive-product pricing, by-product pricing, product-bundle pricing, psychological pricing
  • Price-adjustment strategies, discount and allowance pricing, segmented pricing
  • Geographical and international pricing, price changes
  • The strategic marketing management framework
  • Corporate strategy and marketing strategy; plans and programmes, strategy development
  • Marketing models: BCG matrix, Ansoff Growth Matrix
  • Growth strategies: penetration, market development, diversification, integration, stability
  • Marketing and competitive strategy, generic strategy; attack and defence strategies


Your CIC Fee includes:

  • Your enrolment/registration with Cambridge International College, and your own high-quality, professionally produced and illustrated comprehensive Core Study Publication and supplementary Study Publication.
  • Study & Training Guidance with advice on how to study to achieve success and gain top results.
  • A detailed, professionally written Examinations Guide which includes expert advice, guidance and tips on how to prepare for, approach and answer Examinations in order to achieve the best results.
  • Test Questions / ‘Past Papers/Questions’.
  • The Final Examination sat under Invigilation/Supervision in your own area - full details, guidance and explanation of how your Examination will be arranged and how Invigilation is conducted will be provided when you register. Note, CIC arranges Examinations in over a hundred countries worldwide for thousands of Members every year; it is a flexible, straightforward process and will be arranged when YOU are ready to write your Examination.
  • The prestigious Cambridge International College Mastery of Management Graduate Diploma when you pass the Final Examination.
  • Your personal page on CIC’s Member Services website with access to results, despatch details, advice and guidance, and more:
  • Regular information and news including: Newsletters with details of special offers and new Programs and much more; and Competition Forms; by email and post.

Everything needed for your Study & Training success is included in the CIC Fee.


  • Further Study and Training Advice, and Assistance is available before, during and after CIC Study & Training; Members may ask CIC’s team of experienced Consultants for advice on further study and Programmes to improve career prospects and advancement.
  • CIC’s experienced and helpful staff can assist with numerous special requests, such as reference/recommendation letters and transcripts, and more, by post and email.


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  • International Business & Administration (EBA) Executive Business Administration (EBA) 3 years (flexible)
  • Marketing Administration (BMA) Baccalaureate 2 years (flexible)


This Program is a high-level marketing program, designed to impart the strategic knowledge, analytical skills and understanding required for those in, or hoping to rise to, high-level positions within marketing departments, and to business, strategic and managerial roles generally.

This graduate/MBA/MA-level Program is confirmation of your ability to successfully undertake further studies at graduate and postgraduate levels, in business, marketing, management and related studies.


The standard Study Period is one year (12 months) but the actual time taken to complete the Mastery of Management Graduate Diploma is flexible.


A professional, post-graduate level qualification, ideal for high-level responsibility in economic management, business, planning and related career areas.

Payment Options:

British Pounds:

  • Single payment of £250

US Dollars:

  • Single payment of $500


  • Single payment of €375
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated January 29, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
1 year
250 GBP
Single payment of £250
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