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The influence of marketing mix, on the student’s choice of University – Two State Universities in Sweden.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sustainable development
The essay/thesis is mainly on sustainable development according to the University's criteria
Alternative title
Marketing mix and choice of university in Sweden (English)
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of the study is to determine if the traditional services marketing mix influence the students, when selecting a university.

Methodology: The work adopts a case study approach using qualitative method in the collection of data via the use of structural interviews. The sampled populations were the university’s administrations and the students. An inductive approach is applied in the data analysis.

Result & Conclusion: Findings from the study show that, the HE uses different marketing mix strategies in the recruitment of students. The study also found out that the marketing mix elements have a positive impact in the student’s choice of a university. The programme, Promotional mix, place, price, people and Physical Evidence are directly related to the student’s choice of the HE.

Implication of the studies

There are two implication of the studies, one for the university and the other for the students. It is essential for the universities to understand the needs, motive of the students, the current and future job market demands. Also, the students need to be informed about the different universities offerings coupling with the current and future job demands.

 

Limitations of the study: Time factor, the non-probability sampling method are some of the limitation of this study.

Suggestion for future Research: The effects of University choice to the student’s satisfactions.

Contribution of the Research: The research provides know-how on the HE marketing in Sweden and the student’s choice of the University.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 52
Keywords [en]
Marketing mix, Choice, Programme, Place People, Promotional mix, and Physical Evidence
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29517OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-29517DiVA, id: diva2:1312963
External cooperation
Lund And Malmo University
Subject / course
Business administration
Educational program
Business administration – master’s programme (one year)
Presentation
2019-05-07, Kungsbäcksvägen 47, Gävle, 14:35 (English)
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Master Thesis
Note

                            ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The success of this research could not be accomplished without the collective effort of the department of Business and Economics studies at the University of Gavle in Sweden. Throughout my study programme, they have influenced my study life with knowledge and wisdom in the strategic business world and thus building analytic mindset with positive and critical thinking.

 

Also, I extend my special thanks to Sarah Philipson, supervisor and Maria Fregidou-Malama, my examiner for their tireless efforts in guiding me to write this paper. I say thank you to my fellow students who criticized my work constructively. My special thank goes to the students and school administrators who participated in the interviews their contribution has been a great asset to this work.

 

I also thank the Swedish government for providing me with a “First class” quality MBA education for tuition free.

 

I will personally thank my family, both at home and abroad for their financial contribution which has permitted me to complete my studies. I also extend gratitude to my very good friend Samuel Doh Njinowoh who encouraged me to come and study at Gavle University.

Finally, I thank God the Almighty for giving me the strength so that I’m able to complete my MBA study safely.

 

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