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Module Title LM The International Marketing Context
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 21967
Module Lead Dr Finola Kerrigan
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions MSc International Marketing (7109) - Compulsory

This module provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the international marketing environment, with historical and institutional background, cases and applications.  It's designed to help students understand and analyse the international environment in which marketing decisions are made.  Key concepts and contemporary issues underpinning the module include globalisation, organisational considerations and operational decisions.

The module draws on various frameworks to analyse and identify the dynamics of the marketing functions of business within its external setting.  The identification of key PEST (Political, Economic, Social and Technological) factors is used to build potential scenarios for the future marketing environment.

Mixtures of conceptual techniques are used to raise awareness of change within the environment; and the potential organisational response to the external environment is explored using the key business drivers of efficiency, quality, customer responsiveness and innovation.

The use of case studies in sessions are a key feature to demonstrate how the material taught can be used to link to planning, organisational and control objectives and provide the basis for directing business success.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • critically appraise the factors that shape the global economy and international marketing context;
  • demonstrate knowledge and a critical understanding of the evolution of the global market and of current topical debates surrounding 'globalisation';
  • demonstrate a theoretical knowledge and understanding of the importance of international business, of international trade, and of competitiveness;
  • apply conceptual frameworks to planning, organisational and control objectives;
  • critically appraise the impacts on business from everyday world events.
Assessment 21967-01 : Assignment : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Case Study Assignment, 3,000 words (100%) Reassessment: 3,000 word case study assignment (100%)
Other None
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