CQUniversity Unit Profile
MRKT19037 Term 2 - 2020
International Marketing
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General Information

Overview

Businesses and organisations cannot thrive in the global marketplace without the knowledge and expertise of international marketing. This unit explores the processes of designing and implementing systematic marketing programs across national boundaries. You will develop critical understandings on how marketing principles can be effectively applied to varying international markets and adapted under changing marketing environments. Furthermore, this unit also provides important insights on market evaluation, market entry, strategy formulation, and emerging trends in international marketing.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: MRKT11029 Marketing Fundamentals or MRKT11028 Digital Marketing plus 24 credit points.  

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Presentation
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say survey

Feedback

One of the feedback items stated that quiz test's wrong answers feedback is to be given.

Recommendation

After the deadline of the quiz test, the Unit Coordinator should organise a Zoom session with the students to discuss why a particular answer is right or wrong in the quiz test.

Feedback from Have Your Say survey and UC's reflection

Feedback

Update the unit offer plan, assessment design, mark allocation and succession of assessment items.

Recommendation

It is suggested that a unit change proposal needs to be initiated.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss the key concepts of international marketing, and their importance to businesses and the world economy
  2. Analyse environmental factors in an international marketing context
  3. Evaluate international marketing opportunities within the conceptual frameworks provided by the current literature
  4. Formulate effective marketing strategies for operations in international markets
  5. Identify the new trends in international marketing from an Australian and global perspective.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Presentation - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

International Marketing An Asia-Pacific Perspective 7th (2017)

Authors: Richard Fletcher Heather Crawford
Pearson Australia
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
ISBN: 9781488611162
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

If you prefer to study with a paper copy, they are available at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code). eBooks are available at the publisher's website.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013 (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Nazia Nabi Unit Coordinator
n.nabi@cqu.edu.au
Kylie Radel Unit Coordinator
k.radel@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

International Marketing and Globalisation

Chapter

Chapter 1 and Chapter 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Unit overview: Briefing of assessment tasks, and unit expectations.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases.

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

International Political and Legal Environment

Chapter

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on plagiarism and referencing.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases.

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

International Economic and Financial Environment

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assessment Task 1.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases.

Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Social and Cultural Environment of International Marketing

Chapter

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assessment Task 1.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases.

Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Technologcal and Digital Effects on International Marketing

Chapter

Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assessment Task 1.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases.


Individual Presentation: International Marketing Environment Analysis Due: Week 5 Friday (14 Aug 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Vacation week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Vacation week

Chapter

Vacation week

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation week

Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Researching International Markets

Chapter

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assessment Task 2.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases.

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

International Market Selection and Entry Strategies

Chapter

Chapter 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assessment Task 2.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases.

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

International Competitive Strategy

Chapter

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assessment Task 2.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases.


Individual Task: International Marketing Case Analysis Due: Week 8 Friday (11 Sep 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Modifying Products for International Markets

Chapter

Chapter 13

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assessment Task 3.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases.

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

International Pricing for Profit

Chapter

Chapter 14

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assessment Task 3.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases.

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Promotion in International Marketing

Chapter

Chapter 15

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assessment Task 3.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases.

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Effective International Distribution

Chapter

Chapter 16

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assessment Task 3.

In-class activities: Discussion questions / exercises / mini cases; and closing.


Individual Task: International Marketing Mix Strategies Due: Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Assessment Tasks

1 Presentation

Assessment Title
Individual Presentation: International Marketing Environment Analysis

Task Description

Select a baby formula company/brand from the following list.

Select an international market for your company from the following list.

  • China
  • India
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines
  • Malaysia
  • Columbia

Your company is currently considering to assess an international market. Being an international marketing expert, you are required to identify, explain, justify, and present how the factors of the international marketing environment might influence the marketing of a baby formula product to a specified market.


Notes for the assessment task

  • Prepare your PowerPoint presentation in 15 slides (maximum). You will have 15 minutes (maximum) to present your task.
  • Please ensure that your presentation includes relevant concepts, theories, tools, and models discussed in the first five weeks in this unit.
  • For F2F/Online/DST students: Due to COVID-19 situation, we will not hold any in-class presentation for F2F or Metro campus students. Thus, all students are required to upload their PowerPoint presentations with voiceover online through a specified assessment link, and by week 5.
  • For hints on how to convert a PowerPoint slide to a presentation with voiceover, please view the link. Adding a voiceover to PowerPoint presentations in 5 easy steps: http://www.emergingedtech.com/2012/12/add-voice-over-to-powerpoint-presentations-in-5-easy-steps/. You can also watch some other YouTube videos.
  • The Turnitin Matching rate must not exceed 20%.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the University’s assessment policy and procedure, grading policy, assessment extension policy, late submission penalty, plagiarism policies and the like.
  • As per the policy, late submission of an assessment task will attract a 5% deduction of available marks for each day after the due date.
  • If you need to submit an assessment extension request, you can only apply through the unit Moodle site at least 24 hours before the deadline ends.
  • Please consult your lecturer and tutor about developing this assessment task. The selection and presentation of resources from Google, Wikipedia, Social Media (e.g., Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.), NetMBA, MarketingTeacher, tutor2u, assessment hire and other third party sources will be assessed negatively.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Friday (14 Aug 2020) 5:00 pm AEST

.pptx with voiceover


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Friday (4 Sep 2020) 12:00 am AEST


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

For more details about the following marking criteria, please read the marking rubric and watch the recorded videos that are to be available in the Moodle site, and participate in your class regularly. 

  • Identification - 5 marks
  • Explanation - 5 marks
  • Justification - 5 marks
  • Presentation - 5 marks


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse environmental factors in an international marketing context


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Individual Task: International Marketing Case Analysis

Task Description

Select one of the following two International Marketing cases, and answer the questions listed in your chosen case. These cases will be uploaded on the Moodle site on/before week 5 for you.

  • Case 1: Tourism New Zealand - using research to activate the 'active considerers'
  • Case 2: Wal-mart's entry into Africa - not business as usual but a leap into unknown territory


Notes for the assessment task

  • Prepare the case in a report format with a title page, table of contents, executive summary, introduction, answers to the case questions, and conclusion.
  • Answers to each of the questions must be within 500 words and be explained with theoretical justifications and practical examples with appropriate citations.
  • The total word limit for the whole document must not exceed 3000 words, including references.
  • You need to have citations/references of at least 8 recent and relevant journal articles, and two textbooks;
  • Please ensure that your task includes relevant concepts, theories, tools, and models etc. discussed in 6-8 weeks in this unit.
  • The Turnitin Matching rate must not exceed 20%.
  • Please upload your assessment task online through a specified assessment link, and by week 8. It must be a word document.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the University’s assessment policy and procedure, grading policy, assessment extension policy, late submission penalty, plagiarism policies and the like.
  • As per the policy, late submission of an assessment task will attract a 5% deduction of available marks for each day after the due date.
  • If you need to submit an assessment extension request, you can only apply through the unit Moodle site at least 24 hours before the deadline ends.
  • Please consult your lecturer and tutor about developing this assessment task. The selection and presentation of resources from Google, Wikipedia, Social Media (e.g., Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.), NetMBA, MarketingTeacher, tutor2u, assessment hire and other third party sources will be assessed negatively.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (11 Sep 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (25 Sep 2020) 12:00 am AEST


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

For more details about the following marking criteria, please read the marking rubric and watch the recorded videos that are to be available in the Moodle site, and participate in your class regularly.

  • 5 questions X 6 marks = 30 marks
  • Report format + styles + citations/references = 10 marks


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
.docx file

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Discuss the key concepts of international marketing, and their importance to businesses and the world economy
  • Analyse environmental factors in an international marketing context


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Individual Task: International Marketing Mix Strategies

Task Description

The COVID-19 Pandemic has many disruptive effects, and one of such is its adverse effects on the Tourism Sector in Australia. The Australian government is aiming to recover this situation and promote the industry as "Australia: the Safest Destination" to China and India between October and December 2020. You are required to choose one international market (i.e., either China or India), define its characteristics, and design the International Marketing Mix Strategies to support the aim of the Australian government.


Notes for your assessment task

  • Prepare this task in a report format with a title page, table of contents, executive summary, introduction, international market characteristics, current positioning and challenges, market positioning 2020 and beyond, international marketing mix strategies (i.e., product, place, price, promotion), and conclusion.
  • The report must be explained with theoretical justifications and practical examples with appropriate citations.
  • The total word limit for the whole document must not exceed 3000 words, including references.
  • You need to have citations/references of at least 8 recent and relevant journal articles, and two textbooks;
  • Please ensure that your task includes relevant concepts, theories, tools, and models etc. discussed in 1-12 weeks in this unit.
  • The Turnitin Matching rate must not exceed 20%.
  • Please upload your assessment task online through a specified assessment link, and by week 12. It must be a word document.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the University’s assessment policy and procedure, grading policy, assessment extension policy, late submission penalty, plagiarism policies and the like.
  • As per the policy, late submission of an assessment task will attract a 5% deduction of available marks for each day after the due date.
  • If you need to submit an assessment extension request, you can only apply through the unit Moodle site at least 24 hours before the deadline ends.
  • Please consult your lecturer and tutor about developing this assessment task. The selection and presentation of resources from Google, Wikipedia, Social Media (e.g., Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.), NetMBA, MarketingTeacher, tutor2u, assessment hire and other third party sources will be assessed negatively.



Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (23 Oct 2020) 12:00 am AEST


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

For more details about the following marking criteria, please read the marking rubric and watch the recorded videos that are to be available in the Moodle site, and participate in your class regularly.

  • Introduction and International market characteristics - 5 marks
  • Current challenges and positioning - 6 marks
  • Positioning for 2020 and beyond - 3 marks
  • International marketing mix strategies (4 x 5 marks) - 20 marks
  • The report format, including graphics, tables, and styles, conclusion, citations and references - 6 marks


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
.docx file

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate international marketing opportunities within the conceptual frameworks provided by the current literature
  • Formulate effective marketing strategies for operations in international markets
  • Identify the new trends in international marketing from an Australian and global perspective.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

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