After the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • analyze a variety of issues in international trade including the links between trade and wage inequality and the effects of trade policy and understand how to negotiate business deals
  • understand the implications of imperfect  competition, increasing returns to scale, and transport costs for patterns of international trade, the conduct of trade policy, and the location of economic activity in space
  • understand the working and applications of models of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • aware of some of the empirical evidence relating to international trade, the geographical concentration of production, and Foreign Direct Investment
  • use and adapt economic models to address key issues in international trade

After the successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • describe the basic principles of the law of contract in relation to formation of contract and contractual terms 
  • describe the basic principles of the law of contract in relation to rights and remedies
  • identify the main cases and legislation containing those basic principles 
  • extract and explain those basic principles from applicable case law
  • apply those basic principles to give factual scenarios

After successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

·         evaluate the importance of international trade in given situations;

·         evaluate risks for importers and exporters in relation to international trading situations, and apply appropriate risk management strategies and tools;

·          utilize a range of methods in assessing the implications and risks in relation to given situations, and select and justify appropriate solution to a given situation.


After the successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • analyse and evaluate the  current issues in international trade and identify alternative viewpoints regarding the nature of the issue and its potential resolution 
  • identify the difficulties in resolving trade issues and how the political nature of international trade shapes economic arguments
  • develop the relationship and interaction between business and other stakeholder groups
  • develop a wide range of skills: group work and interaction, information retrieval and analysis and presentational skills.