Master in International Trade, Strategy and Operations

The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG

Program Description

Master in International Trade, Strategy and Operations

The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG

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.

Course structure:

The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 9 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:

  • International Trade
  • Transport Techniques and Management
  • International Joint Ventures
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Legal Aspects of Global Business
  • Financial Analysis and Control Systems

You should choose three additional elective module from the following list: -

  • Global e-Business
  • Problem Solving with Statistics
  • LEAN Principles and Application
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Project Planning, Management and Control
  • Product Design and Development Management
  • Organisations, People and Performance
  • Procurement and Inventory Management
  • Quality, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Reputation and Relationship Management
  • Service Design and Delivery
  • Storage and Warehousing Techniques
  • 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 3, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2, 2017
1 - 3 years
Full time
12,800 GBP
July 31, 2017
We advise earlier application as courses may close early if they become full.
Start date Oct. 2, 2017
United Kingdom Coventry, England
Application deadline July 31, 2017
We advise earlier application as courses may close early if they become full.
End date Sept. 30, 2018
Duration 1 - 3 years
Price 12,800 GBP
£12,800 (EU) / £23,460 (International)