IOE and IT collaborates with University of Warwick to offer students new industry opportunities

Wed 22 Mar 2023
Posted by: William Barns-Graham
IOE News

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The delivery team behind the MSc International Trade, Strategy and Operations (ITSO) course, at WMG at the University of Warwick, is collaborating with the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT) to provide students with access to key industry opportunities and benefits.

The WMG ITSO course is the first accredited Master’s programme in the UK delivered by the IOE&IT. It is a unique interdisciplinary course that integrates the most essential and closely associated pillars of international trade, strategy and operations management within international business.

Professional growth

As part of the collaborative partnership an event was held recently to introduce students to some of the benefits they can make use of as student members of the IOE&IT.

At the event, Helen Hastie, the membership development manager at IOE&IT, shared information about professional membership and the associated access to industry specialists and activities on offer to students on the ITSO course.

Hastie explained:

“International trade offers a unique opportunity for development not only at a country-to-country level, but professionally.

“The WMG ITSO course is actualising the career opportunities for the next generation of international traders and the IOE&IT is delighted to continue supporting this growth.”


ITSO student course representative, Shuyu Chen commented:

“It brings lots of useful information for ITSO students and this event helped us to know how to use resourses effectively during our study process. Also, the event enhanced the connection between the IOE&IT and us.” 

Danara Aldabergenova, also a ITSO student representative, added:

“This event was very informative for students. I learned about our accredited body and our opportunities as students. Moreover, we can become full members of IOE&IT.

“It is an excellent opportunity for us students, and I am very proud to have such a chance.”

More information

Find out more about WMG’s International Trade, Strategy and Operations Master’s Programme here: MSc International Trade, Strategy and Operations | University of Warwick

If you have an enquiry about the ITSO course, please email WMG’s Assistant Professor and ITSO Course Director, Dr Di Li at or