Module Catalogue 2015/16

MKT2000 : Global Marketing Environments

  • Offered for Year: 2015/16
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sharron Kuznesof
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Code Title
MKT1002Introduction to Marketing
ACE1034Principles of Food Marketing
MKT1000Essentials of Marketing
Pre Requisite Comment


Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



Marketing has become a universal global activity though it practice varies substantially from country to country due to political, economic, socio-cultural and technical differences across and between countries and regions. As a result, what will work from a marketing perspective in one country may not succeed in others. Customer preferences, competitive pressures, channels of distribution and communication technologies differ considerably. This poses a major challenge to marketing of products and services around the world. The central task of global marketing is to evaluate the extent to which companies need to customise their offerings to different consumers and markets.Semester 1 focuses on the global macro environment, global market trends and global completion. A thorough analysis of the external environment is critically important prerequisite to examining industry performance. In Semester 2 the module progresses to cover specific marketing application in the global environment.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       What is Global Marketing
•       The Global Economic Environment
•       The Social and Cultural Environment
•       The Political and Regulatory Climate
•       Global Markets
•       Global Competitors
•       Global Strategy and Competitive advantage
•       Importing, Exporting, Sourcing,
•       Global Market Entry Strategies
•       Global Marketing Mix

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

At the end of the module students should be able to:
•       Demonstrate knowledge of the global macro environment factors and how these factors are influencing global markets and industry competiveness for an array of products and services
•       Demonstrate ability to examine the global macro environment
•       Demonstrate ability to examine market trends and industry competiveness in a global setting
•       Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of global marketing strategic decisions

Intended Skill Outcomes

At the end of this module students should have developed the following skills
•       Written communication skills through the report
•       Information literacy and research skills through the report
•       Problem solving skills through the report and exam
•       Computer literacy through the report
•       Apply global marketing theory and understanding to a wide range of global product and service scenarios through the exam

Graduate Skills Framework

Graduate Skills Framework Applicable: Yes
  • Cognitive/Intellectual Skills
    • Critical Thinking : Assessed
    • Active Learning : Assessed
    • Information Literacy
      • Source Materials : Assessed
      • Synthesise And Present Materials : Assessed
      • Use Of Computer Applications : Assessed
  • Self Management
    • Self Awareness And Reflection : Present
    • Planning and Organisation
      • Goal Setting And Action Planning : Assessed
    • Personal Enterprise
      • Innovation And Creativity : Assessed
      • Independence : Assessed
      • Problem Solving : Assessed
  • Interaction
    • Communication
      • Interpersonal : Present
  • Application
    • Commercial Acumen
      • Market Awareness : Assessed
      • Business Planning : Assessed
    • Social Cultural Global Awareness : Assessed
    • Legal Awareness : Assessed

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion156:0056:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture401:0040:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading154:0054:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
ACE2060Global Food Marketing Environments
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The ‘Harvard’ approach is adopted: lectures convey the theoretical basis of global marketing illustrated by case study material.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A40The exam will contain several short questions and one short case study with associated questions.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M602000 words – Global Marketing Environment Report and industry analysis.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The exam will assess student's knowledge of the subject content and their ability to apply theory to a globally marketing scenario (i.e. the case study component of the exam).

The individual marketing environment report will allow students to do an in-depth analysis of a global industry of interest. It will assess student's critical understanding of the subject material.

Assessment weighting set at 40:60 (exam:report) as the report for this module will be more demanding for students than the exam in terms of time commitment.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


Note: The Module Catalogue now reflects module information relating to academic year 15/16. Please contact your School Office if you require module information for a previous academic year.

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