MG4B3      Half Unit
International Marketing: A Strategic Approach

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Amitav Chakravarti NAB 5.13


This course is available on the CEMS Exchange, MBA Exchange, MSc in Management and Strategy, MSc in Operations Research & Analytics, MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and MSc in Strategic Communications. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Course content

This course is a rigorous examination of the key analytical frameworks, technical tools, and concepts that are essential in building an effective marketing strategy. Participants are introduced to the subject at both strategic and operational levels. This course combines LSE’s premier standing in the social sciences with cutting-edge management practices. By using a wide range of concepts, interactive lectures, videos, hands-on exercises, and case studies, we will share key analytical frameworks and tools that are essential to a good marketing strategy. The aim is to develop a widely applicable analytical tool-kit that relies on: (a) anticipating decisions that managers frequently face, (b) bringing to bear a wide range of fundamental, often competing social science theories to inform these decisions, (c) knowledge about empirical generalizations, and (d) knowledge about moderating conditions. Also, emphasis is placed on the use of a simulated case study to develop participant's skills at analysing and making sense of complex real world business situations.


30 hours of seminars in the MT.

Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with Departmental policy.

Indicative reading

  • Baker, M. J. and Saren, M. (eds.) (2014) Marketing theory: a student text. SAGE Publications Ltd. (2nd Edition).
  • Alex Chernev (2011), Strategic Marketing Management (6th edition), Cerebellum Press
  • Philip Kotler and Gary Armstrong (2001), Principles of Marketing (9th edition), Prentice Hall
  • Philip Kotler and Kevin Keller (2011), Marketing Management (14th edition), Pearson PrenticeHall
  • Homburg, C., Kuester, S. and Krohmer, H. (2009), Marketing Management: A Contemporary Perspective, McGrawHill
  • Jobber, D. (2010), Principles and Practice of Marketing (6th edition), McGrawHill
  • Lambin, J-J, Chumpitaz, R. & Schuiling, I. (2007), Market-driven management: Strategic and operational marketing (2nd edition). London: Palgrave Macmillan

Further references will be provided at the commencement of the course.


Take-home assessment (50%), group project (40%) and class participation (10%) in the MT.

The group project is a non-assessed presentation and an assessed project report of 2,500 word max.

The take-home assessment is an indivdual assignment.

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Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2020/21: 63

Average class size 2020/21: 62

Controlled access 2020/21: Yes

Value: Half Unit

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