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BBA - International Trade and Law

International Transport and Insurance

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:

  • Understand the characteristics and convenience of commercial arbitration compared with legal litigation relating to international business transactions.
  • Understand the legal doctrines and procedures of international commercial arbitration.
  • Specifically apply the principles and strategies in international trade arbitration 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.

  • Taking measures to prevent the trade disputes in preparing for and processing the international business transactions.
  • Making efficient risk management in doing their business transactions to avoid the trade disputes.
  • Solving the trade disputes efficiently through the amicable methods or commercial arbitration instead of legal litigation.


This module covers the followings relating to the international trade.

  • Concept of commercial arbitration and ICC’s function as the court of arbitration
  • Principles of international commercial contracts
  • Disputes regarding international contracts of sale
  • Trade disputes regarding transactions
  • Trade disputes regarding payment modalities
  • Protection against breaches of contract and changed circumstances
  • Trade disputes regarding trade terms and contract of carriage
  • Risk of loss, damage or delay during carriage of goods
  • Co-ordination of contract of sale, carriage, insurance and financing
  • Resolution of disputes


  • Jan Rambeng, International Commercial Transactions, ICC, Kluwer Law International Norstedts Juridik AB (2000).
  • Erik Schafer, Herman Verbist & Christophe Imhoos, ICC Arbitration in Practice, Kluwer Law International (2004).
  • J.C. Goldsmith, Arnold Ingen-Housz & Gerald H. Pointon, ADR in Business: Practice and Issues across Countries and Cultures, Kluwer Law International (2006).