TIØ4235 - Industrial Marketing and International Business


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course is a graduate course for students with special interests in marketing and international business development. The course has two main parts. The first part deals with industrial marketing and especially on strategc industry analysis, understanding organizational buying behavior and management of market channels. The second part offers and introduction to major theories and trends within international business. We discuss the main challenges that firms meet when they expand their activities internationally with special focus on sustainability strategies. Throughout the course it will be given examples from Norwegian and international firms in lectures and case discussions. The case discussions aim to illustrate how successful firms have overcome the challenges presented in the lectures and will demand some preparations from the participants.

Learning outcome

The course is given at the 4th year in the MTIØT program and is mandatory in the first year of the MIENTRE program and aims to contribute to objective 2.2 in the MTIØT objective that requires: "Knowledge line with a master’s student in business administration in comparable international studies". The course should give general knowledge on industrial marketing, internationalization, international management and international business. The course should give specific knowledge on how to develop business marketing strategies particularly directed towards international customers. The course should also give specific knowledge on how to handle typical challenges that managers face in international organizations. By taking this course it is expected that the students can: (1) understand and manage the central concepts of industrial marketing, (2) to be able to perform the strategic analysis that forms the basis of robust marketing strategies, (3) understand and manage the central concepts and theories of international business, and finally (4) to be able to apply this knowledge to real cases.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and case discussions. Students will be graded from two case assignments that counts 40/60. The assignments are done in groups.

Further on evaluation

Two group assignments provides the basis for the grade in this course.

The tasks are weighted 49% and 51%.

Guidance will be provided along the way as needed.

The submission deadline is announced at the start of the course.

In the case of a re-take examination all assignments needs to be taken again.

Course materials

To be announced at course start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIS1063 7.5
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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