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. This International Trade, Strategy and Operations (ITSO) programme is offered by WMG University of Warwick.
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.
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:
The taught component of the course is a mixture of traditional lectured material, syndicate/group work, large-scale delivery, practical work, online learning and forum activities. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields.
Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through post module assignments.
Each module will usually last one week.
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.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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Bachelor (Hons) Degree 2:2 or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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