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University of Western Australia Business School

Strategic Social Media

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Aug 19—23
5 days
Perth, Australia
AUD 5720 ≈USD 4059
AUD 1144 per day


The return-on-investment of social media is that your business will exist in 5 years.

Program Overview

Social media has a role to play in every organisation, in every industry. It enables engagement with a range of stakeholders not possible on any other marketing channel. It also enables access to market information not possible on any other marketing channel. It is about far more than just the technology, though, and that is what this program will cover.

This program will cut through the hype around social media at a tactical level, and shed light on the strategic issues in social media marketing. Social media is not about Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. It is about a paradigm shift in marketing and business generally that requires significant strategic change.

Program Content


  • Digital transformation
  • Organisational transformation
  • Drivers of change
  • Hubspot inbound marketing


  • Fundamentals of social media marketing
  • Managing social media marketing
  • Integrated digital marketing
  • Customer and stakeholder engagement


  • Defining and establishing a social media presence
  • Conveying and promoting messages on social media
  • Content marketing
  • Connecting and converting stakeholders on social media


  • Social media monitoring
  • Social media KPIs
  • Social CRM
  • Evaluation and return on investment (ROI).

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills around social media in marketing and the organisation
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills around the theory underpinning social media
  • Understand how to develop an organisational culture appropriate for modern marketing
  • Understand how to develop a marketing strategy facilitative of customer engagement
  • Evaluate and analyse the metrics that indicate a return on investment from social media.

Alignment with UWA's MBA Flexible Program

This course aligns with UWA’s flexible MBA program, with an optional assessable component in this course. Participants who qualify to access this articulation pathway, and successfully complete the course and pass the assessments, will receive credit (to the value of one optional unit) towards their UWA MBA Flexible degree.

Who should attend

This unit is aimed at leaders and strategic decision makers in organisations,and complements an existing understanding of marketing principles. It is also suitable for MBA students.


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