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Export Department

Syllabus of the Subject: Export Department. Director of International Business.

  1. Introduction to the export department/international department
  2. Set up and run the export department
  3. Functions, goals, and organisation of the export department
  4. Resources needed
  5. Director of International Business, export manager, and country area manager
  6. Export administrative
  7. Secretary of the department of the foreign trade
  8. Case Study:
    1. Analysis of the differences between the departments of export in Spain and Latin America
    2. Assignment of sales areas in the international department

The objectives of the subject “Export Department” are the following:

  1. In this subject, the student will learn how to set up and run an export department
  2. We will also discuss the functions and goals of the export department

This will be achieved by:

  1. Examining the characteristics of an export manager
  2. Outlining the most important functions of an export department
  3. Analysing the goals of the export department and how to benchmark them
  4. Detailing how to best support the work of the export department
The Subject “Export Department” is part of the following programs:
  1. Professional Master's Program in International Business
  2. Master in Foreign Trade and International Marketing (e-learning)
  3. Diploma in International Marketing
  4. Course: Internationalisation
  5. Degree in International Trade

Languages of study English or French Département Spanish Departamento Export Portuguese Departamento Expor.

Credits of the subject “Export Department”: 1 ECTS Credits

Area of Knowledge: Foreign trade.

Sample of the subject - Export Department:
Export Department

Description of the Subject: Export Department.

Every company wishing to consolidate its export activity has to create its foreign trade department so it can handle the different tasks that enable its continued presence in the international markets.

As sales are solely the result of a marketing policy, the export department might be described as an instrument that carries out all the tasks generated by the international marketing policies of the company.

The export department has concrete goals: to perform all tasks related to the international sales.

Upon analysing the export activities of the companies that have experienced stable growth in their exports, one observes that, historically, their international contacts started out sporadically and only later began to consolidate.

That was when they made the decision to expand their international trading staff to penetrate other markets to a greater extent and better.

When interviewing companies with consolidated foreign departments; we discover that their reasons for creating the export structures have nothing to do with academic reasoning. Instead, the reasons were:

  1. Excess production
  2. Given the high stocks, the need to increase sales quickly, at all costs

This, in turn, resulted from insufficient penetration of the local market, product quality problems, pricing, even distribution problems or lack of promotion. We note that companies, which are large regarding their sales, the number of employees, or own resources, export greater volumes of products. There are many common elements in the paths taken by various companies to create an export department.

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Director of International Business and Global Ethics
Director of International Business and Ethics

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