Modules (Master in International Transport)

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Detailed content of the modules of the Master/Doctorate in International Transport

Detailed content of modules and subjects of the

  1. Online Master in International Transport applied to the foreign trade
  2. Professional Doctorate in International Transport and Logistics

Master in International Transport (foreign trade)

ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Cumulation System

Online Students, Master in International Business

Subjects of the Professional Master of Science (MSc)/Doctorate in International Transport

Introduction to the International Transport (5 ECTS)

Introduction to the International Transport and Logistics

  1. Introduction to the International Logistics and foreign trade
  2. International transport chain
  3. Authorised Economic Operator
  4. Selecting a mode of International Transport
  5. Costs and insurance of the International Transport
  6. Transport Documents related to the foreign trade
  7. Export Packaging

Containers and international transport

  1. Customs Convention on Containers
  2. International Convention for Safe Containers
  3. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission

International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

  1. Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL)
  2. Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading
  3. Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB)
  4. Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (FIATA FCR)
  5. Forwarders Certificate of Transport (FIATA FCT)
  6. Warehouse Receipt (FIATA FWR)

International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) Course

The objectives of the subject “Introduction to International Transport and Logistics” are:

  1. To have a global vision of the logistics and international transport applied to the foreign trade
  2. To understand the functioning of the global transport chain
  3. To know the different techniques of export packaging and the importance of the containers
  4. To understand the basic concepts related to the documents, costs and insurance of the International Transport
  5. To analyse the main documents of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

Incoterms (2 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the Incoterms
  2. Incoterms and international transport
  3. Analysis of the Incoterms
  4. New Incoterms: DAT and DAP
  5. Incoterms for the Maritime Transport: FAS, FOB, CFR, CIF
  6. Incoterms for all the types of transport: EXW, FCA, CPT, CIP, DAT, DAP, DDP
  7. How to use the Incoterms in the foreign trade?
  8. Criteria for selecting the Incoterms

Incoterms (Master, Doctorate, International Trade)

The objectives of the subject “Incoterms” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of the Incoterms in the foreign trade
  2. To know which Incoterms are the most suitable for the different types of International Transport
  3. To know how to calculate the export prices based on the Incoterms
  4. The risk, cost and necessary procedures according to the selected Incoterm

Foreign Trade Documents (1 ECTS)

  1. The role of the documents in the international transport and foreign trade
  2. International transport documents
  3. Commercial documents (proforma, invoice, packing list...)
  4. Origin documents
  5. Other Foreign Trade Documents

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade Documents” are the following:

  1. To know the function of the main documents used in imports and exports
  2. To know how to fill them out properly
  3. To know how to perform the check-list of the Foreign Trade Documents

Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB), Course

Customs. World Trade Organisation (WTO) (4 ECTS)

  1. Customs in foreign trade
  2. Customs classification
  3. Customs regime
  4. The role of the customs agent
  5. Customs clearance
  6. Inspection of the products at customs
  7. Origin of products
  8. Market Access database (EU)

World Customs Organisation

  1. Harmonised System (HS)
  2. Rules of Origin
  3. Agreement on Rules of Origin of the World Trade Organisation
  4. Trade facilitation
  5. Customs Procedures
  6. SAFE Package
  7. Kyoto Convention

Customs and the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

  1. The World Trade Organisation and Customs
  2. Rules for the customs valuation of products
  3. Customs Valuation Methods:
    1. Transaction value
    2. Identical or similar goods
    3. Deductive or computed method
    4. Fall-back
  4. Rules of Origin
  5. Import licenses
  6. The WTO Agreements on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (MSF), Pre-shipment Inspection

The objectives of the subject “Customs” are the following:

  1. To understand the customs procedures in the foreign trade, the different commercial regimes and the methods of product classification
  2. To learn about the fundamental concepts related to the customs: customs clearance, customs valuation, non-tariff barriers and obstacles, pre-shipment inspection, origin of goods, Harmonised System, customs processes...
  3. To know the process of importing a product and the customs regimes
  4. To understand the functions of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and the World Trade Organisation in relation to the customs

Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment (Master Doctorate)

International Contracts (3 ECTS)

  1. International Contracts in foreign trade
  2. Risks associated to the foreign trade
  3. Risk minimisation instruments
  4. Guarantees in the foreign trade
  5. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980)
    1. Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods
  6. Vienna Convention
  7. Hague Conference on Private International Law
  8. Common clauses of an international sales contract
  9. Anti-corruption clause of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  10. International arbitration
  11. International contracts with distributors, importers, agents...
  12. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

  1. The role of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in the foreign trade and international transport
  2. Legislative texts of the Commission for International Trade Law: conventions, model laws and legislative guides
  3. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration
  4. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation
  5. United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules)
  6. United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade

The objectives of the subject “International Contracts” are the following:

  1. To learn about the fundamentals and the functions of the contracts in the foreign trade
  2. To understand how to implement the main clauses of an international sales contract
  3. To know how to minimise the risks through the clauses of a contract
  4. To explore the main international organisations, conventions, clauses and laws related to the International Contracts
  5. To understand the functioning of an international arbitration process

Anti-corruption Clause (International Chamber of Commerce)

Maritime Transport (5 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the Maritime Transport
  2. Analysis of the International Maritime Trade
  3. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  4. International Chamber of Shipping
  5. Regular lines and charters
  6. Freight and Maritime Transport Costs. Insurance
  7. Maritime Transport Agents
  8. Maritime Transport Documentation.
    1. Bill of Lading (B/L)
    2. Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL Bill of Lading)
  9. Main ports of the world
  10. Legislation related to the International Maritime Transport
    1. Rotterdam Rules
    2. Hamburg Rules

Rotterdam Rules (maritime transport) Course

The objectives of the subject “International Maritime Transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of the Maritime Transport in the International Trade
  2. To understand the operation of the Maritime Transport
  3. To know the key players of the Maritime Transport of goods
  4. To understand the role of the main institutions related to the Maritime Transport (International Maritime Organisation, International Chamber of Shipping)
  5. To know the key concepts related to the Marine Transport of goods (freight, safety, stowage, risks, insurances...)
  6. To examine the different concepts related to tje insurance and the main clauses of the Maritime Transport
  7. To analyse the documents related to the Maritime Transport (Bill of Lading) and how to fill them out
  8. To study the main rules and conventions of the maritime cargo transport (Rotterdam, Hamburg, FAL Rules)

Download the syllabus (PDF) of the module

Air Transport (4 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the Air Cargo Transport
  2. International Civil Aviation Organisation (OACI). Chicago Convention
  3. Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air
  4. International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  5. Insurance and costs of the International Air Transport
  6. Loading devices for the Air Transport
  7. AWB Document (Air Waybill). e-AWB
  8. The global air transport market
  9. World's largest airports

 e-AWB. International Air Transport Association (IATA)

The objectives of the subject “International Air Transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of the Air Transport in the International Trade
  2. To learn about the role of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (OACI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  3. To understand the global air cargo supply chain
  4. To analyse the documentary flow and documents related to the Air Cargo Transport (Air Waybill, e-AWB) and how to fill them out
  5. To study the main Conventions related to the International Air Transport
  6. To know the global situation of the International Air Transport

Download the syllabus (PDF) of the module

International Road Transport (10 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the Road Transport
  2. International Road Transport Union
  3. International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  4. Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road
    1. Consignment Note (CMR)
  5. TIR Convention.
    1. TIR Carnet
  6. Costs and insurance of the Road Transport
  7. Silk Road

Safe Load Securing for Road Transport (Course Master)

The objectives of the subject “International Road Transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of the Road Freight transport in the foreign trade
  2. To understand the role of the International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  3. To know how stow safely a load to be transported by a lorry
  4. To know the key players and the market of the international road freight transport
  5. To learn the key concepts related to the International Transport by road (cost, insurances, risks...)
  6. To study the main Conventions (CMR, TIR) of the International Road Transport of goods
  7. To analyse the documents related to the Road Transport (Consignment Note, e-CMR) and how to fill them out

Download the syllabus (PDF) of the module

Rail freight transport (5 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the Rail Transport
  2. International Rail Transport Committee(CIT)
  3. International Union of Railways (UIC)
  4. Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail. COTIF Convention
  5. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  6. Costs and insurance of the Rail Transport
  7. Rail Transport Document: Consignment Note
  8. Economy and railway operations
  9. International Rail Transport Law
  10. Rail transport in Africa

Eurasian Rail Corridors

  1. Introduction to the Eurasian rail cargo transport
  2. Trade volume distribution between the Northern and Southern routes

Combined Transport in Europe

  1. Rail/Road combined transport in Europe
  2. General framework and key elements of the Combined Transport in Europe
  3. The European rail/road combined transport market

Course: International Union of Railways (UIC)

The objectives of the subject “International Rail Transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of the Rail Transport in the International Trade
  2. To analyse the pillars of the International Rail Transport Law
  3. To understand the role of the International Rail Transport Committee and the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
  4. To know the key players and concepts of the Rail Freight transport
  5. To analyse the documents related to the Rail Transport (CIM Consignment Note) and how to fill them out
  6. To study the main Conventions related to the Rail Transport of goods (COTIF Convention, CIM, OSJD)

Download the syllabus (PDF) of the module

Multimodal / Combined Transport (5 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the Multimodal / Combined Transport
  2. Intermodal Transport Chain
  3. Multimodal Transport Operator
  4. Intermodal Loading Units (ILU)
  5. Combined Transport Road-Rail
  6. United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods (Geneva, 1980)
  7. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules)
  8. Combined Transport Bill of Lading (CTBL) of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
  9. Insurance and costs of the Multimodal Transport

Road-Rail Combined Transport, Course

The objectives of the subject “Multimodal / Combined Transport” are the following:

  1. To understand the importance of the Multimodal Transport in the International Trade
  2. To learn the key concepts related to the Multimodal transport (Intermodal Transport Units, Multimodal Transport Operator...)
  3. To know the role of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
  4. To analyse the Multimodal / Combined Transport Chain and the key players
  5. To study the main Conventions related to the Multimodal/Combined Transport
  6. To know the features of the Combined Transport Road-Rail
  7. To analyse the documents related to the Multimodal/Combined Transport of goods (Combined Transport Bill of Lading)

Download the syllabus (PDF) of the module

International Payment Methods. Documentary Credits (4 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the International Payment Methods
  2. Documentary Collections
  3. The importance of the Documentary Credits in the foreign trade
    1. Letter of credit
    2. Types, modalities and variants of the Documentary Credits
    3. Analysis of the contents of a letter of credit
    4. Analysis of the Documentary Credits
    5. UCP 600
    6. E-UCP
  4. United Nations Conventions related to the International Payment Methods
    1. United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit
    2. United Nations Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes
    3. United Nations Convention on the Transfer of Credits in International Trade
  5. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Credit Transfers

The objectives of the subject “Documentary Credits and International Payment Methods” are the following:

  1. To analyse the different Payment Methods used in the international trade
  2. To understand the fundamental role of the Documentary Credits in the International Trade as well as their operation and modalities
  3. To know how to manage a foreign trade operation through a documentary credit

Letters of Credit (Course, Master)

Non-tariff Measures (4 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the Non-tariff Measures in foreign trade
  2. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    1. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement)
  3. Pre-shipment Inspection
    1. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
  4. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) in International Trade
    1. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
  5. Contingent trade-protective measures (Anti-dumping Measures, Safeguards)
    1. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
  6. Non-automatic Import licensing, quotas and prohibitions
  7. Price control measures, including charges and additional taxes
  8. Other non-tariff measures (financial, investment, distribution, public procurement, rules of origin, exports...)

The objectives of the subject “Non-tariff Measures” are the following:

  1. To know how to identify and distinguish the non-tariff measures (technical and non-technical) in the foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the possible impact they may have on the foreign trade
  3. To know how to act before a non-tariff measure implemented by a government
  4. To familiarise the student with the use of the “International Classification Manual of Non-Tariff Measures” of UNCTAD

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (Master)

Trade Facilitation (2 ECTS)

  1. Introduction to the foreign trade facilitation programs
  2. WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation
  3. Potential gains of the trade facilitation
  4. The pillars of the trade facilitation (transparency, simplification, harmonisation, standardisation).
  5. The global supply chain and the trade facilitation
  6. Buy-Ship-Pay Model (CEFACT / ONU)
  7. Main areas of action of the trade facilitation (purchases, transport, customs, payments)
  8. Trade facilitation and international transport

The objectives of the subject “Trade Facilitation” are the following:

  1. To understand the fundamentals of the trade facilitation programs
  2. To learn the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation
  3. To analyse the impact of the trade facilitation programs in the global supply chain

International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Course





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