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International shipping is a vital industry. Whether moving coffee or computers, professional international shipping managers make difficult decisions. The global shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of the vast majority of the world's trade, which provides the lifeblood of the global economy. Advance your knowledge in this dynamic and growing industry and create a critical understanding of the specialist areas of shipping, logistics, procurement, and supply chain management.

Develop the skills required to critically discuss a range of solutions for management problems within the industry. Learn to incorporate ethical and sustainable dimensions into your understanding of business practice and apply new management concepts and solve complicated tasks with the use of technologies.

This course is available with a January or September start.

Key features

  • Opportunity to study the first semester at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, School of Business Engineering and Logistics (FHBL), at Venlo in the Netherlands.
  • ISLO dedicated seminar series delivered by invited executives from local, national and international companies and our alumni. ISLO has a longstanding reputation for supply chain programmes and enjoys considerable support from industry.
  • Provides an opportunity for students to develop good industry links and network with the organisations operating at Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang particularly. 

  • The programme incorporates industry visits to relevant organisations dialogue and discussions with practitioners. Guest speakers from PKT Logistics Sdn Bhd and other organisations are invited to share the latest trends and practices and challenges in the industry .

Course details

MAL7022 Finance and Economics for International Supply Chains
MAL7023 International Trade and Data Management
MAL7024 Sustainable Supply Chain Management
MAL7025 International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
MAL7026 Capstone Project

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. English language requirements.

Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this.

We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of digital and social media marketing.

How to apply

Applications should be made through our partner institution:

Peninsula College Malaysia