The MSc in International Trade is designed to deliver a thorough knowledge and understanding of the management and operational requirements necessary to trade successfully in international markets. The programme is heavily focused on the application of theory into practice and how the skills developed throughout your studies will be used to best advantage in a professional environment.
The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 10 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of nominally 40 hours directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. This is covered in a full-immersion, intensive week. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment.
The taught modules account for 50% of the Master's degree. A major individual research project, submitted in the form of a dissertation accounts for the other 50%. An oral examination is held upon completion. The core modules for this MSc are:
- Financial Strategy
- Transport Techniques and Management
- International Joint Ventures
- Strategic Marketing
- Legal Aspects of Global Business
- Financial Analysis and Control Systems
You should choose four additional elective module from the following list: -
- Problem Solving with Statistics
- LEAN Principles and Application
- Logistics and Operations Management
- Project Planning, Management and Control
- Procurement and Inventory Management
- Reputation and Relationship Management
- Service Design and Delivery
- Supply Chain Management
- Leading Change
- Operations Strategy for Industry
The project is worth 50% of the final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills. Work on your project runs concurrently with your module work.
You are expected to devote an appropriate portion of your time and intellectual effort to the project during the course i.e. approximately 900 hours or 6 months study.
For International Trade, Strategy and Operations the project should relate to one or more of the following aspects of trading in an international context:
- International sales and marketing
- Transport, logistics, supply chain and customs compliance
- Financial management
- Legal aspects of international trade
- Business management and trade strategy
- Operations and service management
For International Trade, Strategy and Operations, IoE accreditation :
The MSc in International Trade, Strategy and Operations is accredited by Institute of Export (IoE).
After You Graduate
This programme will prepare graduates to take on a senior role within a company that trades internationally. The breadth of the programme enables students to gain a clear overview of all the elements of international trade whilst giving the opportunity to also focus or specialise on a particular aspect of interest to the individual. The programme opens up a range of career options including transportation and logistics; customs and the legal aspects of international business; business development, relationship management and negotiation; implementation of strategy. The onus on the practical application of theory means graduates will be in the advantageous position of being able to take on a useful professional role right from the outset, thus maximising employment prospects.
Last updated November 4, 2015