Business and management studies

International Marketing (Marketing and Management)

Module code: N1586
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

This module acts as an introduction to, and develops your knowledge of, international marketing and the international environment.

You learn about the increased scope, risk and complexity faced by the international marketer, due to the increased level of uncertainty from operating in diverse and less understood environments.

Emphasis is placed on the identification of challenges presented by international marketing to equip you to deal with differences, opportunities and threats emerging from diverse economic, demographic, political/legal, cultural, technical and competitive environments.

The impact of international issues is related during the course to the marketing decision-making task at three levels:

  • the macro level at which country selection decisions are made
  • national level at which market entry decisions are made
  • market level where marketing mix decisions are made.

You are provided with a comprehensive overview of international marketing issues and an appreciation of the international business and marketing environment.

Module learning outcomes

  • The ability to identify sources of data on International Markets and the ability to carry out a research exercise based on secondary data sources.
  • The ability to select relevant market information and the ability to interpret data and relate its implications to the marketing task of a particular company or product. In other words, to deduce market insight from analysis of market research data.
  • The ability to base strategic marketing decisions on market information and the ability to interpret and evaluate factual material and provide the opportunity for students to develop report/essay writing skills.
  • The development of such practical skills will in turn instil in students an appreciation of the nature of international marketing and an comprehensive understanding of the differences of marketing techniques in foreign environments.