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Leeds Beckett University: International Trade and Finance

Institution Leeds Beckett University
Department Leeds Business School
Telephone 0113 812 3113
Study type Taught


Unlock international management opportunities across a range of sectors. You’ll explore the financial services industry and the continued expansion of international trade.

This master’s course is driven by the increasingly global nature of the financial services industry and the continued expansion of international trade. We’ll help you gain the expertise to undertake a senior role for a company with an international reach.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Develop intellectual and technical skills and learn to apply these to a range of complex problems in the field of international trade and finance

  • Study the key notions relating to international trade and finance, with the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest via your dissertation or consultancy project

  • Combine technical and subject-specific knowledge with skills related to working as a professional in internationally engaged companies

  • Extend your knowledge of international trade agreements

  • Apply your expertise to topical issues such as Brexit, trade wars, globalisation, inequality, and ethical issues associated with economic development

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Your experience

You could already work in managing overseas commercial activities or be looking to become an expert in international trade agreements. Whatever your career aspirations, this course will enable you to develop the skills you’ll need for a senior role at a company that trades internationally.

International links

From the mix of students, to the course content and our strong international links, you’ll take an international perspective throughout your course. You’ll learn in a multi-cultural learning environment to prepare you for the international employment market. This course is delivered internationally in the UK, China and Vietnam and we have research links with a major Chinese university.

International collaborative delivery

We have a collaborative arrangement for delivery at a university in Hangzhou, China. If you’re studying in China, you’ll have the option to study one semester at Leeds Beckett as part of your course.

Study in an economically vibrant city

Leeds Business School is in the centre of the economically vibrant city of Leeds, the financial and commercial centre of the north of England. This will mean you’ll have plenty of employment opportunities on your doorstep.

Industry insights

We're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include:

  • The CEO of the London Stock Exchange

  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

  • Former Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing

  • Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association

  • The Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank

  • The Editor of Cosmopolitan

  • Bank of England Agent

Why study International Trade and Finance at Leeds Beckett University... - International focus – this course embodies subjects and issues from around the world, giving you a truly global perspective

  • Part-time study available – complete your course over two years

  • Benefit from guest lectures - gain insight through the Leeds Business School Guest Lecture Series, with the option to access the lectures digitally


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