UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

IMPORT, EXPORT AND
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

In collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter.

Duration

11 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7–9 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

An understanding of the factors and regulations impacting the importing and exporting process.

2

The ability to manage the financial and logistical aspects of international trade, while adhering to legal requirements.

3

Practical knowledge acquired through the analysis of a detailed case study.

4

An official certificate from Africa’s leading university1 as proof of your expertise in import, export, and logistics management.

1 QS Top Universities (Jun, 2019).

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1 The Global Trade Environment
Learn about how trade is facilitated across the globe.

Module 2 Global Monetary Links
Learn about how trade is financed.

Module 3 South Africa's International Trade
Analyse South Africa's trade patterns.

Module 4 Cultural Factors in International Buying and Selling
Learn about what defines and influences culture and how that impacts global business relations.

Module 5 International Marketing and Sourcing
Learn about the importance of researching global markets to engage in effective international trade.

Module 6 Financial Risk Management
Learn about effective methods of managing financial risk when trading internationally.

Module 7 Planning and Implementing a Transportation Strategy
Discover the requirements for moving goods internationally and the associated modes of transport.

Module 8 Fundamentals of Incoterms®
Learn about Incoterms® and how to apply them when trading internationally.

Module 9 Price and Costing Strategies
Learn about the factors that impact costing and how to calculate costing when conducting international trade.

Module 10 Documentation and Customs in International Trade
Understand the role of documentation and customs in helping to create a thorough quotation for clients.

Module 11 International Trade: Legal Aspects and the Role of Agents and Traders
Understand the legal requirements for trading internationally.

YOUR COURSE CONVENOR

Francois Toerien

Associate Professor, Department of Finance and Tax, UCT

Toerien lectures investment ethics, alternative investments, equity investments, and corporate finance at third- and fourth-year levels. In his study, “The Impact of Aid and Public Investment Volatility on Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Toerien investigated the effects of aid inflows and the volatility of public investment on economic growth in 26 sub-Saharan African countries over the period 1992 to 2011. Alongside supervising postgraduate research, his interests lie in public equities, private equity and entrepreneurial finance, carbon credits and environmentally driven markets, developing market investments, and entrepreneurial finance.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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