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BBA - International Trade and Law

International Trade Law and Practice

Programme Objectives

The programme has the following aims:

  1. To enable the study of organisations, their management and the changing external and international contexts in which they operate.

  2. Equip individuals for and/or development of a career in international business and associated specialized areas in business development, marketing, finance and tourism management at a professional or equivalent level to assume managerial positions in the arena of international business.

  3. Development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of international business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice.

  4. Enhancement of lifelong learning and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.


On successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of management theories, current issues of management, the development of conceptual frameworks to guide their application within organizations operating in an increasingly global and competitive environment.
  2. Acquire a strong foundation in key functional areas of business management to enable them to succeed as effective managers in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment.
  3. Exhibit a coherent body of knowledge on economic, ethical, environmental, legal, political, sociological and technological factors together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations.
  4. Demonstrate command of a range of competencies relevant to cross-border management, including inter-cultural awareness and understanding.
  5. Acquire and use a range of concepts, tools and techniques for problem solving and decision-making for analyzing complex and inter-related business scenarios.
  6. Demonstrate and apply critical skills enabling the investigation and evaluation of valid and relevant management issues and practices.

Programme Content


This module allows students to:

  • Learn how to operate international business transactions with general goods in the world market.
  • Build up the ability to make risk management in doing international business transactions focusing on the fields of law and practices relating to international trade with general goods.
  • Specifically apply the principles and strategies in international trade law and practice to the students’ real business transactions enforced through the classes of “Administration of International Trade”.

Learning is facilitated via a series of lectures and supplemented with discussions of topics taking place in regular tutorials/ discussion forums. The majority of classroom content is lectures that outline the theory and practice of international marketing communication issues supplemented with relevant case studies.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to understand and build up the potential to apply the followings to the practical field.

  • Becoming familiar with the basic rules and regulations on international trade administration.
  • Applying the theory and knowledge gained from the classes to the students’ initiating business transactions in the world markets.
  • Applying the theory of risk management in doing international business transactions relating to international trade law and practices to the real trade administration.


This module covers the legal and contractual principles and regulations of international trade in general goods.

  • Special trade terms for international trade
  • Formation of international contract for trade
  • Enforcement of international contract for trade
  • Acceptance and rejection of traded items
  • Frustration of international trade contract
  • Invoices and packing, and product liability
  • Bills of Exchange and collection arrangement including letter of credit
  • Carriage of goods by sea, land and airfreight
  • Insurance of goods in Transit
  • International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration


  • Carole Murray, Schnitthoff’s Export Trade, Sweet & Maxwell (2007).
  • Indira Carr, International Trade Law, Cavendish Publishing 3rd ed., 2007