Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student understands the strategic nature of marketing communications and learns to identify different functions of marketing communications, communications' effects on consumers, and understands the marketing communications planning process. The student is able to plan marketing communications and knows their ethical responsibility as a practitioner of marketing communications.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 09.01.2024 - 19.02.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Elizaveta Sakhnovskaia, Laura Rosenberg

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Integrated marketing communications as a part marketing and a company's business processes, different stages of marketing communications planning, communications effects models, limitations and strengths of different communications methods and channels, measuring marketing communications, outsourcing marketing communications, marketing communications ethics.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Exam (40% of grade)
    2. Group work (60% of grade)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    6 credits, 160 hours:

    1. Lectures (24h)

    2. Group work (70h)

    3. Independent learning (63h)

    4. Exam (3h)


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III
    2023-2024 Spring III

    Enrollment :

    Students are expected to be present at 80% of lectures, participation below this will affect grade.

    The number of students admitted to the course is restricted to 50. Priority is given to (1) Aalto BSc Marketing students (2) Aalto BIZ exchange students, (3) open university students, (4) BIZ students.