About This Masters Degree
The current economic situation is marked by a serious crisis and affects all levels of our lives, either within a social perspective as well as from an entrepreneurial and political point of view. The historical period we live in will be certainly remembered for a long time, partly for being longer than the initial 2007 predictions, and partly for the seriousness of the recession itself. Within this context and at a company level, immobility becomes incompatible with survival.
Foreign Trade is one of the ways out. Out of the few companies that are getting around the crisis, many of them feature a greater international orientation, this decision being made a long time ago, when the economy worked differently.
Unluckily, and right when it is mostly needed, not all companies are ready to face the global market, and the challenges come at the worst possible time in terms of investing capacity, among other critical aspects. Within this context, inexperience also plays against it, and this natural uncertainty that is affecting quality in such a complex way does not help decision making processes.
Regardless, Foreign Trade presence is no longer an option, and rather becomes an obligation. Globalization being the reason behind it. Hence it is time to take a further step and open up to foreign trade, if we want to have a future at an entrepreneurial level.
How do you start, though? How to acquire strength? What are the risks and how to deal with them? The Master in Foreign Trade, Internationalization and Access to New Markets has been set up to be a contribution, a set path and a turning point to all those entrepreneurs and professionals who have to find answers to such questions as well as having to make decisions within the exercise of their responsibilities.
The Master in Foreign Trade, Internationalization and Access to New Markets will provide you with the necessary tools to implement nationalization in your own company. The target of such programme is:
To step up company internationalization and to promote foreign trade activities.
To develop a wide perspective and comprehension framework of all the aspects integrating entrepreneurial relations at an international level.
To provide professionals and companies with practical and useful tools and guidelines, from both a strategic and operational point of view, aimed at managing the internationalization challenge in a secure and successful way.
To serve as an engine and turning point for companies and professionals to carry out their internationalization plan, especially small and medium enterprises.
To bring in solutions in all sectors involved, from both a commercial (trading, documentation, payment methods, risk protection) and operational point of view (logistics and global operations).
To mean a quality and personal improvement for all participants, and to contribute to the development of their technical skills, as well as for them to be able to grow at a personal and managing level. Such aspects will be key for them to carry out their company tasks.
To raise professional and entrepreneurial concern in relation to international trade activities.
TargetAll entrepreneurs and SME Managers whose goal is to achieve their company internationalization and open up to foreign markets. Directors, Chief Executives and Department Managers having previous work experience and motivation to extend their leading skills within a global business framework.
Middle Management coming from different company departments with management experience, and interested in expanding their professional skills, developing their entrepreneurial perspective and professionally promoting themselves.
Final ProjectThroughout the Master in Foreign Trade, Internationalization and Access to New Markets you will develop all your skills, competencies and your entrepreneurial sense, having to design and develop a Business Innovation Plan, which should be viable in the current market. The Business Innovation Plan will be done in work teams.
Therefore, our goal is that as you go through the master you could be able to consolidate the knowledge learned in your project. Along the master are three mentoring sessions held by experts, who provide guidance and support to project development.
Finally, at the end of the master each team will make a presentation of their project in front of a panel of specialists and experts, who will evaluate them.
ECTS Educational SystemThe Master in Foreign Trade, Internationalization and Access to New Markets is regulated by the European Credit Transfer System, a system which measures and values the required work to be done by the students in order to acquire all the necessary competences, knowledge, and skills to overcome the different subjects of the Master.
This master has a total of 60 ECTS, equivalent to 1500 hours of student involvement of which 15 ECTS correspond to the completion of the final Master project.
Modules of the ProgramModule 1
Financial and Economic Management
Global Logistics Operations
Methodology of the MasterThe methodology of the Master in Foreign Trade, Internationalization and Access to New Markets is based on active participation of students in many activities, such as analysis and resolution of real business experiences and case studies. Therefore our methodology is based on “learning by doing”, relying on software tools and Simulation Systems Business.
Furthermore, the master requires a combination of individual and team work, analyzing and resolving different activities, real business experiences, case studies, business simulations, forums, discussions, etc. Not to mention the final Project of the master, this is the backbone of this Master.
Teaching staffOur Professors are not academic people, but professional and executive managers, businessmen and entrepreneurs who are at top positions in different businesses and sectors. They focus on innovating in their companies, defining profitable and successful business models that add value to their employees and society.
Our teachers seek to train students offering them an edgy and realistic view of the business world, as well as giving them the opportunity to practice different skills that students will be able to immediately bring in at their work places.
Master in Foreign Trade, Internationalization and Access to New Markets
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Resume (CV) Motivation letterPassport or ID copy University or Bachelor DegreeAcademic record (Transcript/Grades)Professional experienceProficiency / Advanced level in English or Spanish skills, depending if you choose to study the master 100% in Spanish or 100% in English, in case it is not your mother tongue.