Import and Export Management online short course

Starts on 3 April 2017
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Course information

11 weeks online
7-12 hours per week
R13,500 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)

Course Information

11 weeks online
7-12 hours per week
R13,500 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)


Master import and export management, react to foreign market changes and adapt to an increasingly global marketplace.

Technological advances, economic changes and shifting consumer demands have reformed the exporting and importing of goods and services today.

Learn to tap into new markets and maximise trade opportunities with this online short course in import and export management.

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What will set you apart

Over the 11 weeks of this short course, you will:

  • Develop your operational and commercial import-export skills, and manage the financial risk and documentation regarding international trade
  • Understand the global trade environment, international trade agreements and customs procedures
  • Acquire international marketing knowledge, including how culture affects import and export demand

Course curriculum

This international trading online short course covers everything from legal frameworks surrounding goods transportation to international sourcing of materials.

  • Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Global trade environment
  • Course Module 2: Global monetary links
  • Course Module 3: South Africa’s international trade
  • Course Module 4: Cultural factors in international buying and selling
  • Course Module 5: International marketing and sourcing
  • Course Module 6: Financial risk management
  • Course Module 7: International transport and the movement of goods
  • Course Module 8: Incoterms®
  • Course Module 9: Export costing and payment
  • Course Module 10: Import and export documentation and legal procedures
  • Course Module 11: Legal aspects of international trade and effective international agents and traders

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.


Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 3 April 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 5 June 2017

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GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than nine weeks. For courses nine weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if itʼs going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.


The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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