Developed in collaboration with WMG at the University of Warwick, this MSc provides a thorough knowledge and understanding of the management and operational requirements necessary to trade successfully in international markets.

The programme is designed to appeal to a wide range of participants looking to take on senior roles in companies which trade internationally.

It is relevant to all organisations trading internationally from engineering, retail, manufacturing, wholesale, financial services and service sector, 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.

This MSc is relevant to managers of all organisations trading internationally, as well as Trade Advisors in sectors including engineering, retail, manufacturing, wholesale, financial services and the service sector. You will gain a comprehensive overview of how international companies operate and how you can contribute to successful international operations.

The breadth of the programme enables you 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 you including: transportation and logistics, customs and the legal aspects of international business, business development relationship management and negotiation, and implementation of strategy.

There are 6 Core modules and 17 elective modules, you may select four out of the electives to tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

This course can be taken Full Time over 1 year

Second Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

Core Modules:

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

Elective Modules:

  • e-Business Fundamentals
  • Problem Solving with Statistics
  • Leadership
  • Leading Change
  • LEAN Principles and Application
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Organisations, People and Performance
  • Product Design and Development Management
  • Project Planning, Management and Control
  • Procurement and Inventory Management
  • Quality, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Reputation and Relationship Management
  • Sales and Sales Management
  • Service Design and Delivery
  • Storage and Warehousing Techniques
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Strategy for Industry

Full time: 1 year

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 proportion of your time and intellectual effort to the project during the course i.e. approximately 900 hours or 6 months study.

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

The taught component of the course is a mixture of traditional lectured material, syndicate/group work, large-scale delivery, practical work, online learning and forum activities. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields.

Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through post module assignments.

This programme will prepare graduates to take on a senior role within a company that trades internationally. 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.


Read more about the course:

View the Full Time brochure - WMG Full Time Programmes (page 22-23)


Why choose an Institute of Export & International Trade qualification?

Why choose an Institute of Export & International Trade qualification? Our career-boosting qualifications equip students with the professional and academic skills to succeed in international business.