ØAADM3000 International Marketing Course description

Course name in Norwegian
International Marketing
Study programme
Bachelorstudium i økonomi og administrasjon
7.5 ECTS
Year of study
FALL 2021
Course history


International marketing  - "the process of focusing the resources and objectives of an organization on international marketing opportunities" (Keegan, 2002) - is an arena of increasing interest and concern throughout the world. The students will acquire an understanding of the essentials of international marketing management that extends the basic principles of marketing and strategy that they are already familiar with.

The textbook and articles offer a theoretical framework and platform for the course, while many of the class sessions will emphasize the practical aspects of international marketing.

Recommended preliminary courses

The course builds on knowledge from foundation courses in Marketing and in Strategy, and assumes that students are familliar with basic models and terminology from these courses.

Required preliminary courses

No prerequisites.

Learning outcomes


The student

  • has broad knowledge of the international market environment,
  • has knowledge of internationalisation theories
  • has knowledge of information systems and market research involved in analyzing and selecting international markets
  • can make informed choices concerning entry modes and strategic alliances
  • understands how the "4 P's" in an international setting


The student

  • can use relevant theories and methods of analysis to solve cases involving typical international marketing decisions.
  • the student can choose and apply relevant theory and models in order to select markets to enter
  • the student can use relevant theory and models to analyze international markets and select the appropriate mode of entry

General Competencies 

  • The student can present case analysis and recommendations in class and provide other students with feedback on their presentations
  • the student can review and convey the content of academic journal articles
  • the student can discuss the key topics in this domain and thus contribute to others' learning and development 

Teaching and learning methods

The course material is presented through lectures, case discussions in class and group projects throughout the term. Students will present literature reviews and case analyses group wise (maximum five students per group).

Course requirements

Required work portfolio consists of two graded assignments:

  1. Written case analysis - to be submitted prior to in-class presentation (both the written submission and the in-class presentation count toward the assignment grade)
  2. Written article summary - to be submitted prior to in-class presentation (both the written submission and the in-class presentation count toward the assignment grade)

All cases/articles are assigned by teacher. 

The student must achieve an overall passing grade on the portfolio part of the course to be eligible to sit for the exam. 


There will be given one total grade for the course. The total grade consist of a four-hour digital (home) exam that accounts for 70% of the grade, and a portfolio of two mandatory assignments that account for 30% of the final grade. Required work for the portfolio consist of group presentations of case analyses and article summaries. The student must pass the portfolio part of the course to be eligible to sit for the exam. 

The portfolio and the written exam can be taken again separately. It is not necessary to re-sit both exams.

Permitted exam materials and equipment

All aids are permitted, as long as the rules for source referencing are complied with.

Grading scale

Letter grading A-F.


The portfolio will be evaluated by the course instructor only. 

The written exam will be assessed by an internal and an external examiner.  A selection of at least 25% of the exam papers will be assessed by two examiners. The grades awarded to exam papers assessed by the external and internal examiner will be used to determine the level of all exam papers.

Course contact person

Adrian Peretz