Learn to engage in international trade and identify foreign opportunities for a business.

A company’s decision to expand operations beyond national borders can unlock many new business opportunities. However, international trade comes with its challenges, and professionals in this field must have an in-depth understanding of the forces at play.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Import, Export and Logistics Management online short course aims to give you this understanding so that you can manage the strategic and technical aspects of international trade. Using a case study of a fictional small business, this course will enable you to engage with overseas markets in a manner that’s legally compliant, financially efficient, and culturally sensitive. You’ll learn the principles of logistics management and walk away with knowledge to improve your business’s potential of trading success.

Is this course for you?

This course is designed for professionals wanting to develop their skills in import, export, and logistics management, as well as those looking to formalise their existing knowledge and experience in this field to improve current role performance. Operations managers, logistics managers, business owners, and imports coordinators will benefit from the course, including those aiming to start their own import and export company.


Top 3

China, Germany, and the United States were South Africa’s top three trading partners for 2018 in terms of export sales.

World’s Top Exports (Feb, 2020).


What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:
A grounding in all major facets of international trade, including logistics, marketing, and financial risk management.
An understanding of how laws and regulations impact the importing and exporting process.
A step-by-step checklist that can be used to determine a business’s readiness for international trade.
Practical knowledge delivered by industry consultants with years of on-the-ground experience.
Unlimited access to 2U’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.