Plymouth Business School

BA (Hons) International Trade and Operations Management

Equip yourself with essential skills to deliver goods and services to customers across the globe in an efficient and cost-effective way. Studying on this one year top-up course, you’ll develop your appreciation of the global marketplace and its impact on business decisions and operational culture. You’ll also gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of international trade and operations management, and build firm foundations to begin your future as a skilled operations manager.

UCAS course code
N855
Institution code
P60
Duration
1 year
Start date
August 2014
Course type
Full-time
Location
Plymouth

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Confirmation and Clearing with Plymouth University

Check if this course has places through Clearing, from 14 August 2014.

Our Clearing hotline +44 1752 585858 is open at the following times:

  • Thursday 14 August - 8.00am - 8.00pm
  • Friday 15 August - 8.00am - 7.00pm
  • Saturday 16 August - 11.00am - 3.00pm
  • Sunday 17 August - 11.00am - 3.00pm
  • Monday 18 August - 8.30am - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 August - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday 22 August - 9.00am - 4.00pm

We will help you find available course places and let you know if you are eligible to apply.

Key features

  • Take part in one year of intensive study at one of the UK’s biggest universities starting in September.
  • Benefit from academic staff who have relevant industrial and academic experience.
  • Enhance your employability through a combination of academic analysis and the development of key skills.
  • 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.
  • Benefit from ten per cent off the masters fee, plus there is no need to repeat your IELTS test if you graduate with at least a 2:2 in your top-up.

Course details

  • Course overview
  • During the year you will study six core modules. You’ll develop your understanding of the current management issues through contemporary case studies, government legislation and philosophical, ethical and environmental debates. You'll increase your knowledge of issues in the global supply chain involving logistics, customer service and transportation, and undertake a research module introducing you to the research process and sources of data used in international logistics.
    Core modules
    • BMG301 Current Issues in Management

      This module exposes students to current debates within the field of business and management. The content will be fluid as it will draw on contemporary case studies, technological innovation, government legislation and philosophical, ethical or environmental debates.

    • BSO302 Global Enterprise

      A module providing advanced study of contemporary international business and theory.

    • BSO312 Global Supply Chains

      This module deals with issues in the Global Supply Chain, this would typically involve, logistics, customer service, inventory management, transportation, materials handling, management of logistical information, inbound logistics and purchasing, the global logistics environment, supply chain strategy(ies), performance measurement.

    • ECN317 International Trade and International Finance

      This module explores the economic implications of globalisation by investigating current trends in international trade and capital markets. Students on the module will investigate major trends in international trade, why trade occurs and why governments intervene and the balance of payments, exchange rates and the international monetary system, and discuss the implications of the globalisation of economic activity.

    • BSO304 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage

      This module brings a strategic and problem-focused view to operations management, concentrating on spheres key to operations based competitive advantage, both in goods and service based industries. Particular consideration is given to operations strategy, supply chain management, lean thinking, performance measurement, quality management, project management and topical developments.

    • MAR310 Research Skills for International Business

      This module introduces students to the research processes and sources of data used in international logistics and related fields. It develops skills in interpreting, evaluating and presenting information in this complex international environment.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Entry requirements

You will need to hold a foundation degree in business or a recognised equivalent.

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.

Fees & funding

Home/EU £9,000 International £11,500 Home/EU part time £750 per 10 credits

For more information about our fees and funding please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/money.

How to apply

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Institution code
P60
UCAS code
N855
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