Marketing Communications

mcomu2202  2019-2020  Mons

Marketing Communications
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
This course presents the array of communication tools available to an organization, whatever its sector of activity (including non-for-profit). The various tools included in the « marketing mix » will be defined and developed, relying on examples and case studies. Last, elements enabling ethical thoughts will be presented and considered for various targets such as the vulnerable one that children represent.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


Given the « competencies referential » linked to the LSM Master 120 in Sciences de Gestion et in Ingéniorat de Gestion, this course mainly develops the following competencies:

  • Open students¿ competencies and understanding of a 360° marketing communication ;
  • Develop a  critical integrated perspective that enables the optimization of investments (costs/efforts/content) in marketing communication ;
  • Understand cognitive, affective and behavioral processes that impact message decoding ;
  • Encourage critical thoughts in a given marketing communication context ;
  • comprehend ethical concerns linked to communication.

« By the end of this teaching unit, student should be able to identify all communication tools that are available to marketers, including the most alternative ones (considering that high competition calls for new communication means). With this tools, he will be able to understand the strategic and operational consequences of each tool and will be able to offer the optimal communication mix, adapting the tools and the content to the contexts. Last but not least, he will be able to offer a critical analysis on communication practices, especially effectiveness and ethical ones. 


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Support de cours
Syllabus de cours mis à disposition sur le site de cours de l'UCL (student corner)
Le syllabus est basé sur les ouvrages de références suivants
De Pelsmacker, P., Geuens, M. et Van den Bergh, J. (2013), Marketing Communications ' A European Perspective, fifth edition, Pearson International.
De Baynast, A et Lendrevie (2014), Publicitor ' publicité on line et off line, 8ième édition, Dunod.
Malaval, P. et Decaudin, J-M. (2012), Pentacom ' Communication corporate, interne, financière, marketing b-to-c et b-to-b, 3ième édition, Pearson.
Lendrevie, J. et Levy, J. (2014), Mercator, 11ième édition, Dunod
Il s'appuie également sur de nombreuses publications scientifiques dont les références sont spécifiées dans les slides de cours.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] in Communication

Master [60] in Management

Master [120] in Management

Master [120] in Communication

Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [60] in Information and Communication

Master [120] in Management