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MSc International Trade, Strategy and Operations (ITSO) 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 wide 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 maximizing employment prospects. Core Modules Financial Analysis and Control Systems This module provides an understanding of the main accounting statements together with an awareness of basic accounting principles, terminology and techniques which will enable you to interpret financial reports and information. An introduction to management accounting practices as an aid to effective operational financial planning and control is also included. Financial Strategy Following on from FACS, the Financial Strategy module focuses on development of a long term financial strategy. The module covers financial evaluation, including assessing risk and return, and looks at sources of funding for long term projects and the implications of this for long term strategic decisions. International Joint Ventures This module will give you an understanding of the reasons why joint ventures and other collaborative associations now form an increasingly important part of business and commercial activity. It provides an “ The Institute of Export and International Trade is proud to be working with WMG, University of Warwick on this Master’s degree. It is proving to be an exciting new development in moving towards a truly global marketplace. Lesley Batchelor OBE Director General IOE International Trade overview of the practical, cultural, legal and financial aspects of joint ventures which can be critical in ensuring successful project implementation. Legal Aspects of Global Business This module examines the structure of law in the context of global systems. It provides an introduction to the legal system and the legal status of a company and looks at types of business entity and the legal implications of carrying on a business. It also covers legal principles relating to e-business, particularly in B2B and reviews the basic distinctions between legal systems. Obligations, intellectual property, customs and excise, employment, health and safety and the environment are also covered. Transportation Techniques and Management You will develop an understanding of the core techniques used in freight transportation in the areas of road transport, rail-freight, airfreight and water borne freight. The course will examine the increasing use of intermodal transport and IT, as well as the theory behind route planning and distribution optimisation. The course discusses the effects of the various transport modes on the environment and the latest research in sustainable distribution. “ Strategic Marketing This module introduces the marketing concept as a philosophy of business management and considers the techniques and strategies available to the marketing practitioner. Key areas covered include the marketing environment; strategic planning; managing the marketing mix; market types; research and analysis; the impact of IT and e-business on marketing; international marketing. Plus four out of the following electives: ▪ 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 go.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/courses/itso 19


Full-time Master's Priogramme 2015-16
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