This is an advanced course emphasizing the application of fundamental marketing principles to a global marketplace. The global marketplace consists of over two hundred countries and an even greater number of languages and cultures worldwide. The course focuses on the role of strategic planning and the development of marketing strategies for this international marketplace. Strategies for opening up new markets will be explored - pure exporting, use of local distributors, global manufacturing and wholly owned subsidiaries. Basic concepts of demographics, market segmentation and selection of target markets will be applied to this complex worldwide stage. The course will explore the differences in international consumer and industrial buying habits as well as the impact of language, culture and religion on local promotional campaigns. The complexity of product development, product naming and pricing will be explored on a country-by-country basis. This course will also explore the complexities of developing worldwide distribution systems as they are affected by differing local laws, taxation and regulations. Class Notes: Online class. Computer & Internet access required. Log in to Canvas as soon as the term begins to access your course: https://online.seminolestate.edu Students who do not log into their course by the end of add/drop may be withdrawn from the class. Simply logging in to an online class does not count as attendance. Students must engage in an academically related activity.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017