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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.

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

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 designed for Coventry University MBA students.

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?

An assistant professor in Marketing and Advertising, Dr. Anvita is also the Quality and Accreditation Lead for Marketing. She is experienced in leading collaborative international learning projects.

My teaching and research interests lay in the areas of marketing strategy and global marketing. My current research investigates the relationship between private equity and the marketing function.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • 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
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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