General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: First term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Jose Miguel Aliaga Hernandez

Teaching languages

  • Spanish


Specific skills
  • Show knowledge and skills for the coordination of the departments of purchasing, supply, production and distribution of a product to any company, analyzing different types of techniques

  • Identify the basic economic concepts, as well as the microeconomic and macroeconomic functioning of the markets

  • Select and use quantitative instruments for decision making and contrasting economic hypotheses


For international logistics and maritime business it is essential to understand the role of companies in international markets, the development of international trade in different market structures and the interaction of countries and trade policies in intergovernmental economic organizations. The growing globalization of markets accentuates the need to devote attention to this area.

The TecnoCampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools necessary to be able to do the subject, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-face-to-face mode.

The classroom (physical or virtual) is a safe space, free of sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic and discriminatory attitudes, whether towards students or teachers. We trust that together we can create a safe space where we can make mistakes and learn without having to suffer prejudice from others.

Learning outcomes

The general learning objectives of the subject are:

• Ask questions and provide students with the tools to analyze the links and implications between business competitiveness, economic development, configuration of the different economic blocs at a global level, intergovernmental economic organizations and international trade.

• To offer students a theoretical and practical perspective on international commercial transactions; so that in the future professional in the field of logistics and maritime business they can recognize different scenarios, analyze, evaluate and make decisions.

• To equip students with the capabilities and skills to discover and understand the close relationships between international trade, international logistics and maritime business; both at an economic, legal, documentary and operational level.

Working methodology

In the face-to-face sessions, theoretical exposition is combined with practical examples that will serve to illustrate the concepts and theoretical foundations explained. Additionally, students will have to work outside the classroom on theoretical and practical knowledge based on readings, audiovisual material, online documents, databases and material from face-to-face sessions. The results of this work will be evaluated based on questionnaires using the Moodle platform, the delivery of exercises solved individually and with the delivery and presentation of projects carried out in teams; according to the type of activity.


0. Introduction to International Trade

1. Configuration of International Trade in a Globalized World.

2. International Trade and Regional Integration Models

3. Brakes and Drivers of International Trade

4. International Trade, Intergovernmental Organizations and Open Data policies.

5. The company and international trade.

6. International sales

Learning activities

The different activities and their weight in the final grade are summarized in:

Assessment elements Type of activity weight (%)

Content moodle tests. Conceptual and monitoring of the subject 5%

Resolution and delivery of 5 exercises to be done individually () application 20%

Realization and presentation of a group project. Application 20%

participation Conceptual and monitoring of the subject 5%

Final exam (a minimum of 5 points is required to average) synthesis 50%

Evaluation system

A minimum of 5 points is needed in the average of the continuous assessment activities. Completion of the final exam is a necessary condition to obtain a quantitative qualification for the course. If the student does not attend the final exam, he will receive the grade of "Not presented". Students who do not achieve a 5 on the final exam or a 5 on the weighted average of the continuous assessment items will receive the lowest grade as their course grade. Continued items are not recoverable. In the case of students who have obtained more than 5 points in the continuous assessment, but have not passed the subject, the summary assessment can be recovered through a recovery exam on the date set. If the student does not attend the make-up exam, he/she will keep the same grade obtained. In the case of attending the make-up exam, the student will obtain the new grade according to the following criteria: Make-up exam: 50% Continuous assessment: 50% For the elements of continuous assessment, the grades obtained will be maintained regularly during the course.



SCHMITTHOFF, CM (1990): Export Trade. The law and practice of International Trade, 9ª ed., London.