A general introduction to the various schools of social science is provided, theoretically as well as practically. Additionally, the course contains a short introduction to project work and to methods of collecting data such as questionnaires, interviews, focus groups etc. This part of the course will be based on practical examples intended to provide the students with a tangible knowledge of the market research. Topics covered include:
• specification of the need for information in connection with marketing decisions
• identification of relevant information and sources of information to illuminate the marketing conditions relevant in relation to the problems
• to make use, to a certain degree, of qualitative and quantitative methods in correlation with an elucidation of the market conditions that are relevant in relation to the project
• assessment of the found market information in comparison with a general marketing strategy
Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.
Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.
Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.