International Marketing(IM) Syllabus

This page contains Syllabus of International Marketing of CSIT.

Title International Marketing
Short Name IM
Course code MGT418
Nature of course Theory
Seventh Semester
Full marks 80+20
Pass marks 32+8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Elective

Course Description

Course Objective:

This course aims to provide an understanding of the process and dynamism of marketing practiced across the international markets.

Course Description:

This is a comprehensive course that deals on the process and challenges of international marketing. The course includes topics such as scope and challenges of international marketing, dynamism in international trade, the cultural, political, and legal international environment, global marketing strategies, regional and multinational trade arrangements, and structure and dynamism in Nepal’s international trade.

Units and Unit Content

1. Introduction
teaching hours: 6 hrs

Concept and growth of international marketing. International marketing tasks. Stages of international marketing involvement. Strategic orientations in international marketing. The dynamism in international trade – trade barriers, balance of payments, protectionism, tariffs, quotas, and embargoes. Movements against trade restrictions – GATT and WTO. Regional trading blocks.

2. International Marketing Environment
teaching hours: 10 hrs

Cultural environment: Concept and origins of culture. Elements of culture. Cultural barriers in international trade. Importance of international cultural knowledge and cultural change in marketing. Political environment: Sovereignty of nations. Political risks of international business. Political vulnerability assessment and risk minimization strategies. Legal environment: Bases of legal systems. Jurisdictions in international legal disputes and dispute resolution methods.

3. International Marketing Research Global Marketing Information System
teaching hours: 8 hrs

Concept and Scope of international marketing research. Process of research – problem identification and research objectives. Concept and components of marketing information system, sources of global marketing information.

4. International Marketing Management
teaching hours: 11 hrs

Product development for international markets – quality, green marketing, and adaptation issues. Marketing opportunities in services. Challenges of managing brands globally. International marketing channels – distribution patterns in international markets. Marketing intermediaries and choice factors. Communications – Integrated marketing communications in international marketing. International advertising goals and strategy. International pricing – approaches to international pricing, price escalation and its effects. Transfer pricing strategy.

5. Nepal’s International Trade
teaching hours: 10 hrs

Structural dynamism in Nepal’s foreign trade. Import and export sources. Import and export procedures and documentations. Institutional mechanism for international trade – Public, private, and non-governmental agencies for trade and export promotions. Key problems in Nepal’s international trade. SAPTA and SAFTA.