Performance in the course will be assessed as follows:
• Pop-up Quiz 10%
• Group Project 45%
• Final Exam 45%
No material other than a dictonary may be used in the final exam.
As the course has “prüfungsimmanenten Charakter”, attendance is compulsory throughout the semester (see also Admission Policies on our homepage); more than three absences will automatically result in a “failed” grade.
A minimum of 50 percent needs to be attained overall to pass the course. The grading system looks as follows: 0 to 49% - grade 5, 50 to 59% - grade 4, 60 to 69% - grade 3, 70 to 79% - grade 2, 80 to 100% - grade 1.
Students who fail must repeat the entire course (and must register in the usual way next time the course is offered). No alternative formats of assessment or make-ups will be offered.
The pop-up quiz is an unannounced short single-choice test which will take place during one of the sessions. The pop-up quiz can be based on any part of the course covered by that day. For instance, if the quiz takes place on the 7th session, anything covered throughout sessions 1-6 may be examinable. More details will be provided in class.
The group project involves the preparation and presentation of a Global Strategy Report for a given organization (further details will be given in the Introduction/Vorbesprechung session); the same grade will be awarded to all students belonging to the same group.
The final exam will be based on the textbook, additional readings and material covered in the lectures.
The required textbook for the course is: Hollensen S. (2020): Global Marketing, 8th edition, Prentice Hall. Using editions 5, 6 and 7 is also feasible, please check for any differences in chapter numbers and case studies between the edition 8 and the editions 5, 6 and 7.
Reading is an essential part of the course which, for maximum benefit, should be done prior to attending the relevant session.