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Gain valuable work experience when you study Global Trade and Business

The Global Trade and Business BA Honours is a new Top-Up course for students who have studied business and management up to level 5 and want to develop a deeper knowledge of the impact of trade on global business operations. In today’s world, employers increasingly value “work-ready” graduates. As a result, the University of Westminster has prioritised work -based placement learning to help develop the kind of graduate skills and attributes that employers highly value. The unique feature of the Global Trade and Business course is that work experience has been integrated into the program to enable students apply their knowledge to the real world through a company project.

Understanding the biggest challenges facing businesses today

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The pandemic has amplified the trade, financial and management challenges respectively on firms locally and globally. The disruption of global supply chains, trade wars and Brexit are some of the factors affecting the internal and external environment of business. This ultimately leads to uncertainty which has a negative impact on the cost of business operations. The World Bank predicts that the Global Economy is expected to grow by 2% below pre-pandemic levels in 2022. This is because global economic recovery is largely linked to unequal access to the vaccine. The risk of new coronavirus variants, the financial distress from falling business revenue and rising inflation are key risk factors that threaten business growth and consequently economic growth. All these point to the fact that business organisations must adapt to quickly to changing and unpredictable conditions. Studying Global Trade and Business at Westminster Business School will enable you see the bigger picture how businesses adapt both locally and internationally. Your understanding will be underpinned by the knowledge of international trade, international economy and strategic perspectives.

Integrating an International Work Experience visit

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“I am really looking forward to the launch of Global Trade and Business in September 2022. Students will develop a global outlook uniquely through a combination of real world experience underpinned by studies supported by contemporary research”

Dr Helen Solomon, Course Leader: Global Trade and Business BA Honours

The Global Trade and Business programme offers a professional experience module which aims to give students a practical insight of how businesses operate. Students will get to travel abroad and work with an International Organisation to complete a project. The costs of the international work visit are included as part of the fees and covers transport in the UK and destination countries, accommodation for 5 nights in a 3-star hotel, evening meals, company visits and conference facilities for presentations. The lectures, seminars and workshop within the professional experience module will help to prepare students for the project and for the visit with the organisation. We are confident that by the end of Global Trade and Business BA Honours programme, students will gain valuable skills which they can include on their CV and be ready for the world of work

For Course Leader, Helen Solomon, the Global Trade and Business program offers a unique and exciting opportunity for students. Helen says “I am really looking forward to the launch of Global Trade and Business in September 2022. Students will develop a global outlook uniquely through a combination of real world experience underpinned by studies supported by contemporary research”.


Dr Helen Solomon portrait byline

Dr Helen Solomon is the Course Leader for the new Global Trade and Business BA Honours launching in September 2022.

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