The part-time Executive Masters in International Trade Compliance (EMITC) sets the industry standard for International Trade Compliance (ITC), no comparable accredited Executive Masters programme exists. Created in partnership with Full Circle Compliance (FCC) a leading ITC consultancy, we’ve unparalleled access to government agencies and experts in the field. Students on our programme range from military officials to trade compliance specialists within international organisations.
The EMITC is the first, and only, programme of its kind and combines the academic rigour of a Russell Group University with the practical relevance of a consultancy. Our partner in this venture, Full Circle Compliance, is a leading consultancy which brings a depth of experience and is amongst the best in the world in this field of work.
Through action learning it assists you in producing directly implementable results, thus moving your organisation’s compliance system to the highest possible standard.
Applicants will be professionals working in compliance for a minimum of five years, who are looking to further their career and strengthen the compliance needs of their organisation. They will be motivated individuals with a desire to exchange knowledge with likeminded people and have a passion for personal development.
Setting the industry standard
The ultimate goal of the EMITC programme is to help your organisation to become self-sufficient in international trade compliance.
Why study with us?
We offer flexibility, expertise, academic rigour, career advancement and organisational value which is unrivalled, in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Reasons to study with us
1. Blend this programme in with your busy work schedule
The programme is delivered in a modular format of eight 5 day residencies spread over approximately 24 months. You will only need to invest around 10-20 workdays per calendar year. The sessions in between require roughly 15 hours per week. The learning process is supported by e-learning units and team exercises.
2. Experience being taught in world class facilities in one of the most exciting cities in the world
Most of the classroom sessions take place at the University of Liverpool’s London campus. A purpose built facility right in the heart of the financial district.
3. Academic rigour fused with practical relevance
There are many organisations that provide training on ITC however the EMITC is the only programme that combines an academically rigorous curriculum with practical business insights provided by one of the most respected Universities in the world. The University of Liverpool is AACSB accredited which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Ranked in the 2014 Financial Times European Business School Rankings, the Management School is positioned 20th in the UK.
4. Mitigate the risk of being non-compliant. Audit, benchmark, and manage risks related to your business operations
Through the knowledge, skills and perspectives acquired through the programme you will isolate potential gaps and weaknesses in your current compliance system and have the tools at hand to address them. You will lead the way in developing your organisation’s Internal Compliance Programme (ICP) to the highest maturity level possible.
5. Unfold your personal potential
The strong focus on personal development and management skills will propel you to a new level. You will learn how to navigate successfully within highly matrixed environments, and how to fill your role as a strategic business partner and internal advisor.
6. Experience world leading faculty
The programme is taught by the most senior and experienced faculty from the University of Liverpool, our partners FCC and other thought leaders in the field.
7. Realise an immediate Return on Investment
The EMITC has the potential to save your company hundreds of thousands of pounds in consulting fees. At the end of the programme you will be in a position to tell the consultants what to do and how to do it. In particular, the Programme specific projects and case studies lead to individual plans and concepts that you can ‘use on Monday’. And they will help you to transform trade compliance issues into a distinct competitive advantage over your competitors.
8. Develop a strong network
The small class sizes leads to a very close-knit community. In addition, as a graduate of the University of Liverpool you will be joining a community of 100,000 Alumni across the globe.
9. Cascade your knowledge through your organisation
Last but not least, throughout the programme you will be able to ‘cascade’ what you have learned to your team and throughout your company leading to further cost deductions for your organisation.
The EMITC is demanding, engaging and highly interactive. We use a blend of different learning methodologies: case studies, simulations, class discussion, lectures, videos, participant presentations, self-study, online training, group work, reflective essays, guest speakers from industry and governments, and in particular action oriented project work to keep the programme stimulating.
This approach will ensure a deep learning process that leads to a sustainable change for you personally, for your ICP and for your organisation.
The relatively small class size allows for intensive interaction in the classroom which ensures that you learn as much from your classmates as from the faculty. The use of experiential role-plays and simulations enables you to train your newly acquired skills in a risk free environment.
The “learning by doing” approach connects the programme content continuously to your individual context and thereby facilitates the transfer from the classroom to your workplace.
Unlike most other degree programmes, you will be invited back several times every year providing you with ample opportunities to connect and interact with participants from other classes, broadening and deepening your network further.
- A complete Application Form and application fee
- A Bachelor’s Degree (Applications from students with a professional background rather than an undergraduate degree will be assessed on a case by case basis)
- 5 years work experience
- The names of two academic or employer referees
- Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of their competence in the language (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL examinations: minimum 6.5 IELTS with minimum 6.0 in all components or 580 TOEFL, 237-250 computer based TOEFL respectively)
- Supporting documents
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