BA (Hons) International Trade and Operations Management

This course equips students with essential skills to deliver goods and services to customers across the globe in an efficient and cost-effective way. Students develop their appreciation of the global marketplace and its impact on business decisions and operational culture

Students gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of international trade and operations management, and build firm foundations to begin a future as a skilled operations manager.

Students develop their understanding of the current management issues through contemporary case studies, government legislation and philosophical and environmental debates. Students learn about issues in the global supply chain involving logistics, customer service and transportation.

Key features

  • Students benefit from academic staff who have relevant industrial and academic experience.
  • Students enhance their employability through a combination of academic analysis and the development of key skills.
  • Students progress onto a postgraduate programme in MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management or MSc Business and Management after successful completion of the top-up course.
  • Students benefit from 10% off the masters fee, plus there is no need to repeat an IELTS test if students graduate with at least a 2:2 in their top-up.

Course details

Core modules

  • ECN3013 International Trade and International Finance
  • MAR332 International Supply Chain Management
  • STO300 Global Enterprise
  • STO306 Current Issues in Management


Optional modules

  • DEAS300 Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Final Year Students
  • MAR322 Research Skills for International Business
  • MAR330 Procurement Management Processes


Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment. The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:

Programme specification

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Entry requirements

You will need to hold a foundation degree in business or a recognised equivalent which includes a module in operations.

IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent English qualification (with a minimum of 5.5 in listening, reading, speaking and writing).  

If you have an IELTS of 5.5 or 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in listening, reading, speaking and writing), you may also be offered a place subject to satisfactory completion of an eight or twelve week English language summer school.

English language requirements

Students who attend the University of Plymouth two week English language summer school or no summer school take the module DEAS300 Academic Skills for International Final Year Direct Entry Students. Students who attend the longer University of Plymouth English language summer school take English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP). DEAS300 is designed to provide academic support for students transitioning into UK HE for overseas. English for Specific Academic Purposes provides English language and Academic Support for these students. Both DEAS300 and English for Specific Academic Purposes are zero credit weighted.

Please note modules are 20 credits other than DEAS300 and EASP which carry no credits

How to apply

Applications should be made through our partner institutions:

HKU Space

Peninsula College Malaysia