Accredited by the Institute of Export, the MSc in International Trade, Strategy and Operations 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.
Relevant to all organisations trading internationally from engineering, retail, manufacturing, wholesale, financial services and the 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.
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.
The course will provide:
A comprehensive overview of how international companies operate. You will develop a broad set of skills which will enable your involvement in the whole business process from initial engagement with a new market right through to the delivery of a product or service. Areas covered include:
- International sales and marketing - Transport, logistics, supply chain and customs compliance - Financial management - Legal aspects of international trade, including protection of intellectual property - Business management and trade strategy - Operations and service management
- Financial Analysis and Control - Financial Strategy - International Joint Ventures - Legal Aspects of Global Business - Transportation Techniques and Management - Strategic Marketing
You may select four out of the following electives:
- Leading Performance - Applied Statistical Methods - Business and Operations Design - LEAN Principles and Application - Logistics and Operations Management - Project Planning, Management and Control - Procurement and Inventory Management - Reputation and Relationship Management - Service Design and Delivery - Supply Chain Management - Leading Change - Operations Strategy for Industry - Quality Management and Techniques