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International Trade


Proncipal module aims are:

  • provide an overview of International Trade and a foundation and context for the International Trade, Strategy and Operations masters degree.
  • to provide students with the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of international trade theory, business behaviour, and trade policy.
  • It will cover key areas of business in an international context including legal constraints and opportunities, marketing and sales, finance and operations, giving candidates the opportunity to consider these issues in some detail.
  • To provide an understanding of the strategic elements of trading internationally and globally


Upon successful completion participats will be able to:

  1. Critically explore the main strategic decisions to be taken when establishing international trading solutions.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of global changes as they affect trade.
  3. Empirically evaluate international trade principles in order to design appropriate trading solutions in different international contexts.
  4. Evaluate and integrate principles for trading internationally in the areas of:-
    • Operational, storage, customs, logistics and banking issues
    • Legal constraints and opportunities
    • Management of cross cultural, international virtual teams
    • Marketing of products and services nationally and internationally
    • Financial issues including sources of funds, transfer pricing and taxation.


  • To set the global context in terms of the international environment for trade.
  • To integrate learning in the areas of financial approaches and sources of funds, operational aspects including logistics, customs and freight, management of multinational and cross cultural teams, appreciating perceptions of product and service in multiple national markets and understanding the complexity and precedence of different legal frameworks in global trade.


4,000 word Post Module Assignment (100% weighting)


25.5 hours lectures and 18 hours seminars (Approx)

Please note: the details of this module are correct for the current year of study and may be subject to change for future years.