Plymouth Business School

BA (Hons) International Trade and Operations Management

Equip yourself with essential skills to help businesses flourish by delivering goods and services to customers in an efficient and cost-effective way. By studying this course in Hong Kong, you'll develop your appreciation of the global marketplace and its impact on business decisions and operational culture. You will 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
Institution code
18 months
Start date
March 2014, September 2014, March 2015
Course type
HKU (University of Hong Kong)

Key features

  • Take part in 18 months of intensive study at the University of Hong Kong.
  • Enhance your employability through a combination of academic analysis and the development of key skills.
  • Progress onto a postgraduate programme, at Plymouth University, 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 Plymouth University 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
  • Over the 18 months you'll 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 will 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.
    Optional modules
    • BSO312HK Global Supply Chains

    • ECN317HK International Trade and International Finance

    • HTM202HKU Marketing Fundamentals

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

Please view the HKU SPACE website for further information. 

How to apply

All applications are made through the HKU SPACE website.


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All applications are made through the HKU SPACE website.

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