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International Trade, Strategy and Operations - MSc (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

Accredited by the Institute of Export, this MSc delivers a thorough 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. You will learn how international companies operate, and will develop the skills to enable your involvement in the whole process from initial engagement with a new market, right through to the delivery of a product or service, including leading change, and improving operational and supply chain processes.

Students who are interested in the part-time course please visit this page to confirm details about your course.

Related Degrees:

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This course is accredited by the Institute of Export and International Trade.

Core Modules:

The core modules for this course are listed below, to find out detailed descriptions about each please click on the course titles:

Optional Modules:

Three elective modules should be chosen from this wide list of options, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the course in line with your specfic interests. To view detailed descriptions for each, please click the module title:

Part-time Course:

Those who are on the part-time course may have slightly different module requirements, please see this page for details.

Teaching:

We blend lectures with seminars, practical exercises, labs, case studies, simulations, and industrial games to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the course material. Technology enabled learning, e-learning and forum activities also support classroom learning. Class sizes are kept small with around 30 students in each, to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.

Contact Hours:

40 hours per week during module weeks (9.00am – 6.30pm).

There are 9 x modules over the course of the year. Between modules, you will have workshops, supervisor meetings, industrial visits, and will be working on Post Module Assignments and your dissertation.

Class Sizes:

Lectures (occasional): up to 200 students

Seminars and the majority of classroom based modules: 30 students per class

Workshops and other syndicate activities: 6-8 students per group

Assessment

There are no written exams. After each module you will be assessed by a written post-module assignment (PMA). This typically requires 40 – 60 hours of work and consolidates your learning. Some modules will also include an in-module individual or group assessment or test.

  • 9 x Post Module Assignments (3,000 – 4,000 words each) (50% of Master’s credit)
  • 20,000 dissertation (50% of Master’s credit)

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.

Recent graduates have gone into roles such as:

  • Export Operations Specialist
  • Business Development Manager
  • Consultant Solutions Provider
  • Marketing Brand Associate
  • Account Manager
  • Logistics Customer Service

These job roles have been with companies such as:

  • Coca Cola
  • Assan Aluminyum
  • Silicon Markets
  • Le Vendangeur
  • CGO
  • China Construction Bank

We welcome prospective students to come and meet us. We organise 3-4 Open Days each academic year as well as bookable fortnightly ‘Drop-In’ sessions. If you are interested in finding out more about arranging a visit or would like to book one, please visit this page.

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Essential information

Course Code

P-H1NB

Duration

Full-time: 1 year

(October 2019 - October 2020)

Part-time: 3 years

(October 2019 - October 2022)

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Department of Study

WMG

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance

Scholarships

WMG will be awarding over £700,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2019. Awards will be based on past academic achievement, previous experience, extracurricular activities, reasons for study, and your vision for the future.

Up to a total of 50 WMG Excellence Scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees. Awards will range from 25% to 50% fee discount.

Additional Course Costs

Printing and binding of two hard copies of your dissertation.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.

How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus

 

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.