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Global Marketing: A Definition

Get an introduction to global marketing and explore how globalisation has caused organisations to change their marketing focus.

3,880 enrolled on this course

Global Marketing: A Definition
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Understand the benefits of global marketing to businesses

Rapid globalisation and the advance of technology has created ‘born global’ organisations. From the moment businesses are established, they realise the importance of adopting a global focus and dedicate time and resources to expanding internationally.

On this course, you will gain a clearer understanding of global marketing as well as the challenges and benefits for firms entering new markets. You will examine the need for organisations to go global and how digital marketing technologies have accelerated this process. You will also reflect on your own experiences of global marketing.

What topics will you cover?

  • The importance of global marketing
  • Motivations to go global
  • The EPRG framework
  • The born global concept

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain the concept of global marketing including the EPRG framework
  • Identify examples of organisations to apply to each element of the EPRG framework
  • Reflect upon your own experiences of global marketing
  • Evaluate the relevance of EPRG in light of the born global phenomena

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their global marketing. You might be looking for an introduction to global marketing, or an established global marketer looking to refresh your knowledge.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

A lecturer in marketing and advertising at Coventry University’s Business School, Rajlakshmi specialises in consumer behaviour, marketing and entrepreneurial branding.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
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  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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