International Trade in English

Professional training conducted in English to prepare students for planning and managing the introduction and dispatch of goods and the import/export processes at an international level. The learning of Catalan, Spanish, French and Chinese for business plays an essential role in this programme.

Study plan

The Higher Vocational Training Diploma in International Trade is a 2-year academic programme (4 semesters) structured around modules with different teaching units (subjects) aiming at providing essential skills needed for the profession. Some modules are taught during both academic years.

To learn more about the curriculum of the Higher Vocational Training programme, the description of each academic/professional module (syllabus), training units and evaluation criteria, open the links in the list below and navigate the table of contents.

International trade administrative management (MP01) International means of payment (MP03)
International financing (MP02) International transport of goods (MP05)
Economic and financial company management (MP04) International e-business (MP10)
International transport of goods (MP05) International trade project (MP14)
Storage logistics (MP06) Workplace training (MP15)
International marketing (MP07)  
Market information systems (MP08)  
International negotiation (MP09)  
Training and career guidance (MP013)  
Languages: English (MP11)/Catalan(MP11), French (MP12)/Spanish(MP12) and business Chinese (MP16) Languages: English (MP11)/Catalan(MP11), French (MP12)/Spanish(MP12) and business Chinese (MP16)

* If you have no knowledge of Catalan, you must register it as your first language.

**In case of not holding a certificate of the B1 level or equivalent of spanish, students must take a level test with UAB Languages. If results are below B1 level, students must enroll it as a second language.

Foreign languages
In response to the requirements of Catalan business today the Professional Training Centre of the UAB Foundation places particular emphasis on knowledge of foreign languages.

  • English and  French are studied through activities reflecting real situations in the sector.
  • To ensure that students can learn at their own pace  language classes are carried out in groups according to level of knowledge.
  • Some subjects are taught entirely in English in both the first and second year.
  • On completing the course the ACLES-accredited language centre, UAB Idiomes, will certify the language level achieved by students in line with the equivalent levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in English and French.
  • To complete the professional profile as a qualified professional in International Trade a third language is introduced: business Chinese, focussing on cultural aspects, traditions, protocol, customs and the Chinese language with an emphasis on the role of China in global commercial relations today.