Module Title:International Marketing Strategy
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed above will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies; • Lectures: communication of knowledge and ideas from lecturer to student. Students will be encouraged to engage in active discussion of the material during lectures. • Problem Solving Exercises; Students will be working in small teams on an assigned project. They will apply the theory to their project on a topic by topic basis. They will also be given mini case studies where application of the theory will be demonstrated and illustrated. • Class Discussion / Debate; All classes will involved active engagement and discussion with the material. • E- Learning; There will be on-line learning materials provided. • Self Directed Independent Learning; Students will complete an International Markeitng project. This will require independent learning. It will develop their analytical , research, project management, written and oral communication skills.
Module Aim: This subject aims to introduce the student to the dynamics of the global business environment and Ireland's position within it. To enable students to gain an appreciation of pertinent issues that affect internationalisation decisions and strategies of SMEs in particular. The learning objective is to provide students with the necessary knowledge skills and techniques to identify, analyse and resolve critical issues encountered in international marketing.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Formulate solutions to issues/problems encountered in the international marketing process.
LO2 Select and apply appropriate conceptual frameworks to international companies and international markets
LO3 Critically evaluate the elements of the global business environment and assess their impact on a company's international marketing strategy.
LO4 Evaluate/appraise the potential of an overseas market for company operating internationally.
LO5 Evaluate / formulate an international marketing plan for company.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to International Marketing & The Irish situation
IRELAND'S INTERNATIONAL MARKETING PERFORMANCE: World Trade Statistics & Trends. The Irish Situation: - Ireland's International Performance. -Key Irish International Marketing companies - The Future, Irish Public Policy and Role of Irish State Agencies.
Overview & Introduction to the International Marketing Decision Making
Definition of international marketing, domestic and international marketing compared and contrasted, EPRG framework, reasons to go abroad, introduction to the 5 stages of the international marketing process. Review and appraisal of the academic models of internationalisation.
Step One; The Decision to Internationalise
Internal Analysis: - Internal factors to be considered when deciding to go abroad.
Strategic Options
- Standardisation V Localisation Strategy. - Generic Market Expansion Strategies: Concentration & Diversification, Waterfall & Shower Approaches to Market Expansion. - Market Segmentation, Cross-cultural segmentation. - Portfolio Management
StepTwo ; New Market Selection & Market Environment Assessment
Opportunistic & Systematic Approaches to Market Selection. Assessment of the Key Environmental Factors - impact on Market Selection and International Marketing Strategy: - Political Factors, Legal Factors, Social/Cultural Factors, Demographic factors, Economic factors- New Key Emerging Markets: Assessment of Opportunities, Challenges & Effective Strategies.
Step Three; How the Firm Enters International Markets:
Entry Modes - Options and Assessment of Each mode: - Overview of various modes of market entry. - Factors which determine the most appropriate entry mode(s) Exporting - Direct and indirect, Export Plans, use of Middle men, Distributor Selection, Trade barriers, Documentation, Preparation required, Most appropriate situations for Exporting. Global E-Commerce - E-commerce today and future predictions, the internet as a resource for an international business, E- commerce Strategy for Overseas markets, How to create a winning global marketing website. Competitive Alliances - Marketing Partnerships, Managements Contracting, Contract Manufacturing, Joint Venture, Franchising, Licensing. - Appropriate situations for use of competitive alliance. Foreign Direct Investment - Acquisitions, Organic, appropriate usage situations.
Step Four; The International Marketing Programme
Key Success Factors & Best Practice in Marketing B2C, B2B & Services internationally,
Step Five; Implementing the International Programme
Selling & Negotiating Internationally - Importance and relevance to international marketing, the negotiation process, variations from country to country, the communication process within selling and negotiation process, culture and communications, characteristics of a successful international negotiator. 7.2 Managing International Marketing Operations - Implementation of the international marketing strategy, Performance evaluation, Controls, Organisation/Structure of an international firm.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Group Project Part 1 Overseas Market Evaluation 50% Part 2 - International Marketing strategy 50% Written and Oral Presentation Reflective Log 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 6.00
Independent Learning Every Week 9.00
Total Hours 15.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 9.00
Total Hours 12.00

Module Delivered In

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