International Marketing: Challenges and Opportunities

Explore the trends and issues that shape global marketing and how to overcome problems faced in international marketing.

International Marketing


2 weeks

Weekly study

5 hours



Learn how to respond to the challenges of international marketing

Debate the contemporary issues of international marketers to understand the complexities that organisations face in global marketing.

You’ll learn how to critically analyse these issues to help you better prepare for a response to any difficulties that may arise in your global marketing strategy.

You’ll also look at globalisation as a whole to determine whether this is still a relevant and beneficial narrative.

Understand fortune at the bottom of the pyramid
Investigate the concept of bottom of the pyramid (BOP) consumers and how organisations can use this market to their advantage.

Despite earning less than $2 a day, BOP consumers have a huge potential to purchase products and can be an untapped market for global marketers.

You’ll learn the value of BOP consumers and how you can include this market in your own strategies.

Identify global marketing trends
It’s important to look towards future trends in order to understand how it might shape your managerial practice. You’ll explore and identify trends such as artificial intelligence and globalisation, and the impacts they might have on practice in global marketing.

Reflect upon how you see future global marketing trends and how they might shape the market altogether, to help you prepare more effective strategies in your own practice.

International Marketing: Challenges and Opportunities

2 weeks

5 hours per week

Digital certificate when eligible

Introductory level

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Learning on this course

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…

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in global marketing and the challenges and opportunities. You may be interested in pursuing a career as a global marketer or already be in the role and looking to increase your knowledge.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry University’s dynamic, global and transformational reputation can be traced back to 1843 and the Coventry School of Design. A provider of world-class teaching and learning with a focus on research with impact, Coventry pushes the boundaries of what higher education can achieve regionally, nationally and across the world.

Through its links with leading-edge businesses and organisations in a variety of industries internationally, Coventry University’s students enjoy access to opportunities which ensure that their employment prospects and confidence are enhanced by the time they graduate.

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.

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