Entry requirements

* degree of UK 2:2 or above (or overseas equivalent) inn a science, engineering, IT, business or management discipline. * 1 satisfactory academic reference (or professional if 2+ years experience) * English qualification (IELTS 6.5, PTE 62) See http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/english/.

Full-time and Part-time options available

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MSc in International Trade is designed to deliver a thorough knowledge and 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.

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. You will develop the capability to identify business options and define business winning propositions, as well as learning to manage, lead change and improve operational and supply chain processes within international businesses.

Course structure:

The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 9 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of nominally 40 hours directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. This is covered in a full-immersion, intensive week. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment.

The taught modules account for 50% of the Master's degree. A major individual research project, submitted in the form of a dissertation accounts for the other 50%. An oral examination is held upon completion.

The core modules for this MSc are:

• International Trade
• Transport Techniques and Management
• International Joint Ventures
• Strategic Marketing
• Legal Aspects of Global Business
• Financial Analysis and Control Systems

You should choose four additional elective module from the following list: -

• Global e-Business
• Problem Solving with Statistics
• 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

Project


The project is worth 50% of the final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills. Work on your project runs concurrently with your module work.

You are expected to devote an appropriate portion of your time and intellectual effort to the project during the course i.e. approximately 900 hours or 6 months study.

For International Trade, Strategy and Operations the project should relate to one or more of the following aspects of trading in an international context:

• International sales and marketing
• Transport, logistics, supply chain and customs compliance
• Financial management
• Legal aspects of international trade
• Business management and trade strategy
• Operations and service management

After You Graduate


This programme will prepare graduates to take on a senior role within a company that trades internationally. The breadth of the programme enables students 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 the individual. 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. The onus on the practical application of theory means graduates will be in the advantageous position of being able to take on a useful professional role right from the outset, thus maximising employment prospects.

Take a look at our Alumni profiles to read about what some of our past students thought of the course and where they have gone onto work: - www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/why/student_profiles/.

Information for international students

Application advice can be given through the WMG admissions team - wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk or through any one of our overseas support offices and agents. An extensive list of overseas representatives is available at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/overseasapplicationsupport/

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,800
International students
£23,460

WMG will be awarding over £600,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2017.


Offer holders are invited to apply for the WMG excellence scholarship, application deadline is May 20th. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please see here.

There are also bursaries available for nationals from Syria, Turkey, Iran and Latin America.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (20,000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Cathy Fawcett
Email
C.R.Fawcett@warwick.ac.uk
Phone
+44 2476 5 75889