"We are all inventors, each of us navigating on a voyage of discovery, guided by our own private map that has no duplicate. The World is full of open doors and opportunities."
- Because it is an area which is highly in demand by businesses in our sector, who are immersed in ever-increasing globalisation and requiring talented individuals to assist them.
- Because there is a combination of academic teaching staff with professionals who have experience and responsibility in foreign trade.
- Because we have been fostering international-trade professionals via an official Master's degree with positions of responsibility in international commerce since 2008.
- Because students will leave with multidisciplinary skills: strategic, analytical and communicative ability, teamwork, management, resolution of complex problems, etc. And familiarity with the multiple realities and challenges of the global economy.
- Because we have a commitment to service and social responsibility toward our students and to businesses in our area.
The dynamism which is a feature of the economic environment in Europe, combined with the phenomenon of economic globalisation on a worldwide scale and the development of Information and Communication Technologies (which translate to strong growth in electronic commerce), has given rise to the need for training university graduates with the appropriate expertise to further develop a booming activity in an efficient and professional way, and is fundamental to national and regional competitiveness such as international trade.
To achieve this requires offering a degree oriented to a professional career which will set the following targets:
- Provide specialisation in foreign trade to those graduates in the legal-social field (graduates in Economics, Business Administration, Commerce, or current graduates in administration and management of companies, or those who have diplomas in Law, Economics, and Business Studies) which allow them complete their current training. Furthermore, provide expertise in business management to students from other backgrounds such as Humanities who have skills such as languages which are a key tool in international trade.
- Provide businesses with specialists who are capable of resolving access problems to foreign markets, planning of economic activities abroad, defining strategies and programmes, preparing international marketing campaigns, resolving customs and international economic operations, resolving legal and judicial problems associated with international trade, resolving financial problems or taxes arising from international trade, managing and planning processes for the internationalisation of companies, and other similar items related to international trade.
- University graduates interested in international trade and in overseas business trade operations.
- Knowledge of foreign languages is highly valued as it is a basic working tool.
- Proactive persons who wish to bring added value either through their projects or by participating in ongoing projects.
- Given the subject matter, a student body from outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) is welcome. In this regard the Master's programme collaborates in projects and with other European universities.
This represents one of the best attributes of the Master's, and is a booming labour market with strong future growth projected . Some of the opportunities open are:
- Director or manager for the internationalisation of companies or of financial bodies.
- Commercial, marketing, or shipping and logistics department of an internationalised company.
- Internationalisation agent.
- Logistics or customs department of a consignee or shipping/forwarding agency.
- International consulting firms.
- Consultant in bodies (e.g. Chamber of Commerce, ICEX, International bodies: FAO, BID, BAS, EU, etc.).
- Consulting in export-credit insurance companies (CESCE, COFACE, Crédito y Caución, etc.)