General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Jose Miguel Aliaga Hernandez


Specific skills
  • Establish maritime and logistics business projects that allow the creation of new companies or the improvement of existing ones, adopting innovative and creative ideas

  • Demostrar capacitat per comunicar de manera fluida en llengua espanyola, catalana i anglesa de forma oral i escrita en l'entorn de la logística i els negocis marítims

  • 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

  • Operationalize the storage of goods, through computer applications of logistics management

  • Show knowledge of the organization of maritime, land, air and multimodal transport, customs management and international trade in order to manage and / or contract transport

  • 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 pay attention to this area.

This subject has methodological and digital resources to make possible its continuity in non-contact mode in the case of being necessary for reasons related to the Covid-19. In this way, the achievement of the same knowledge and skills that are specified in this teaching plan will be ensured.

The TecnoCampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools needed to carry out the course, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-contact mode.

 The classroom (physical or virtual) is a safe space, free of sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic and discriminatory attitudes, either 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 the prejudices of others.

Learning outcomes

The general learning objectives of the subject are:

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

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

• Provide students with the skills and abilities to discover and understand the close relationships between international trade, international logistics and maritime business; at the economic, legal, documentary and operational levels.

Working methodology

The face-to-face sessions combine theoretical exposition with practical examples that will serve to illustrate the theoretical concepts and foundations explained. Additionally, students will have to work outside the classroom theoretical-practical knowledge from readings, audiovisual material, online documents, databases and the material of the face-to-face sessions. The results of this work will be evaluated from questionnaires through the Moodle platform, the delivery of exercises solved individually and with the delivery and presentation of projects carried out as a team; depending on 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 their Open Data Policies

5. The Company and international trade.

6. International sales

Learning activities

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

Evaluation Elements Type of Activity Weight (%)

Content moodle tests. Conceptual and follow-up of the subject 5%

Resolution and delivery of 5 exercises to be performed individually. Application 20%

Realization and presentation of a group work. Application 20% Participation

Conceptual and follow-up of the subject 5%

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

Evaluation system

A minimum of 5 points is needed in the average of the continuous evaluation activities. The completion of the final exam is a necessary condition to be able to obtain a quantitative qualification of the course. In case of not attending the final exam the student will receive the grade of "Not presented". Students who do not reach a 5 in the final exam or a 5 in the weighted average of the elements of continuous assessment will receive as a grade for the course that corresponds to the lowest grade. Continuous assessment 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 synthesis assessment is recoverable by means of a recovery exam on the date set. In case of not attending the recovery exam the student will keep the same grade obtained. In the case of attending the resit exam, the student will obtain the new grade according to the following criteria: Retake exam: 50% Continuous assessment: 50% For the elements of continuous assessment, the grades obtained regularly during the course will be maintained.



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