New Product Development
'The objective of this course is to familiarize students with new product techniques that are commonly used in the consumer product and service industries. The focus will be on the marketing function?s input to the new product process during the pre-launch and launch stages. The course will cover a wide range of issues such as market definition, concept generation and evaluation, product design, product positioning, test marketing, and product launch and tracking. The course will be based on lectures, case discussions, and project assignments. The lectures will provide an overview and cover issues included in the assigned readings. It is essential that you are familiar with the readings before every class. The case discusion (student participation is vital here) will provde an application setting to test the concepts learned in the lectures. The project assignments are designed to give you hands-on-experience with new product development tools and techniques.'