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Learn how to manage global operations in international markets with our Master’s Degree in International Trade and Business [MITB]

The Master in International Trade & Business is designed to give you a deep understanding of the drivers of globalization, the process of internationalization, how the global economic environment influences firms’ competitive responses, and how the world is interconnected. This program prepares you to deal with the challenges of expanding a business into new global markets along with those of managing teams across cultures and continents.

Internationally accredited by AMBA and EFMD

  12 months
  • Part Time
  • Part Time
  • Executive

  Available locations

  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Valencia





¿Dónde se imparte?

Master's in International Trade & Business [MITB] in Madrid


Campus ESIC en Madrid

Avenida Juan XXIII 12,
Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid
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91 452 41 00

Modality: On-site

Duration: 12 months

Language: English


Septiembre 2023

Master's in International Trade & Business [MITB] in Barcelona


Campus ESIC en Barcelona

Carrer de Marià Cubí, 124 | 08021 Barcelona
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93 414 44 44

Modality: On-site

Duration: 12 months

Language: English

Master's in International Trade & Business [MITB] in Valencia


Campus ESIC en Valencia

Av. de Blasco Ibáñez, 55 | 46021 Valencia
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96 361 48 11

Modality: On-site

Duration: 12 months

Language: English

¿Por qué estudiar?


Currently, world business today demands to work across countries and cultures, and it is a necessity for most firms today to have people with the skills and knowledge that allow them to compete globally. This fact opens the door for many potential students for international business, thanks to the growing need for people with the know-how of how to operate on a global scale: 

¿Por qué en ESIC?

En ESIC sabemos que la mejor forma de aprender es de forma práctica. Por ello, nuestro programa está diseñado en base a herramientas, talleres, casos reales y uso de licencias para que accedas al mercado laboral con la mayor preparación posible. Nuestro MMD destaca por:


ESIC y nuestro Master's in International Trade & Business [MITB] destacan en los siguientes reconocimientos:


The MITB is specifically designed for professionals and graduates who, while coming from different backgrounds, have the common goal of developing their competencies in the international arena.

Whether you are a seasoned manager who wants to expand personal capacities in the globalized world, or an entrepreneur that considers that acquiring expertise and knowledge in the international market will clear the path for future opportunities, the MITB strives to deliver the best in its class content for anyone interested in learning how to succeed in commerce and trade abroad.



Objectives Master's Degree in International Trade & Business [MITB]


You will acquire the perspective on the nature of foreign trade competitiveness and you’ll obtain the competencies to evaluate the complexity of the global business environment by mastering analytical tools for solid decision-making processes.


You will be able to develop advanced skills in managing new business models in global scenarios, and understanding the entire supply chain, from complex financial situations to SCM management.


You will be able to broaden and shape the capabilities and resources of business managers in the global business environment, providing them with the knowledge and skills demanded by modern international business organizations.


You will be prepared to face and learn how to solve complex situations in a systematic fashion in volatile and global scenarios.


You will adapt and properly operate in any business environment, or international context.


The master discusses several strategic, tactical, and operational concepts used in streamlining global trade. Within the master, we focus on understanding when and how these concepts are applied, as well as on optimization methods for their adequate development.

In this module, you will learn to develop a strategic vision for ethical and sustainable decision-making related to where and how to compete, who is the target consumer or supplier, what business model we want to implement, and how we want to position ourselves to capture and generate value for the share and stakeholders and for the society. All this is based on innovation, methodologies, and practical strategic tools, the knowledge and use of data, and lastly, a clear focus on the sustainability and profitability of the chosen approach:

  • Business strategy
  • Business ethics and sustainability 
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • World economics
  • Digital Transformation
  • The SME Internationalization

Within the finance module, you will be able to understand the basic finances, the P&L, and the balance sheet importance, the financial sources, the payment methods on international markets, and the financial risks to name a few. The unit delivers a holistic perspective of the financial management of the international trade.

  • Finance for managers
  • International finances
  • International banking and risk management

In this module, you will learn to identify, create and implement the necessary plans to generate value derived from the strategy defined in the first module. You will start with the definition of international marketing and commercial plans, the forecast of demand, and the quantification of commercial objectives in a particular selected market, which will be supported in the decisions and plans about products, services, prices, customer experience, channels, communication, and actions to generate this demand. 

  • International Marketing
  • International Market Selection
  • Developed and emerging countries’ strategy
  • Cross-cultural negotiation

For a better professional development or to be able to grow to reach management positions, it is essential that you acquire a series of that ultimately determine the best candidate in a selection process or internal promotions. These skills are today the most sought after by companies regardless of their size and the sector in which they are located.

All the subjects and workshops within this module are taught throughout the entire program so that you can put into practice the skills that are developed with your classmates, teachers, or in your company.

  • Communication and leadership
  • Negotiation skills
  • Critical thinking

Once we have defined our strategy and the market, it is time to put it into practice and move into an operational stage that allows us to comfortably operate with other stakeholders, like suppliers or customers in terms of contract preparations, terms of sale, Incoterms®, logistics conditions or relevant paperwork to name a few. In other words, operations and the management of this discipline is the area of business concerned with the delivery of the value the company promised and compromised to their customers and encompasses many activities.

  • International Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Global Supply Chain

*Academic Structure subject to change. The subjects are combined throughout the course, except for the Final Project that will be coursed at the end of the master.


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En este taller de 4 horas de duración podrás diseñar buyer personas de los planes y las campañas de marketing digital a partir del registro único de usuario único de social login. Al estar integrado con variables de IBM Watson, proporciona un conocimiento único del cliente y una excelente oportunidad de personalización, y obtención de insights de negocio.

Este taller de 4 horas de duración está organizado en dos partes. En la primera se cubren aspectos como: Introducción a la inteligencia de ubicación, Introducción a CARTO, ¿Qué es la inteligencia de ubicación?, ¿Cómo se puede utilizar Location Intelligence para impulsar mejores decisiones comerciales?, Casos de uso de sector / cliente con ejemplos prácticos. En la segunda parte el foco es: capacitación en la plataforma CARTO, Componentes clave de la plataforma CARTO, Introducción a CARTO Builder, Cómo ingerir datos, crear visualizaciones de mapas, paneles y ejecutar análisis espaciales, estudio de caso práctico para que te familiarices con la tecnología de la plataforma.

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Throughout the master's degree, students will work in groups on four practical cases that encompass real situations that involve various subjects on the agenda. Students must carry out a diagnostic phase to then make decisions based on the challenge posed by the teachers. The evaluation of these cases will be carried out by delivering a document and defending it in front of the teacher.

Además de contar con un taller de 4 horas de duración en el que se recorren las principales funcionalidades de semrush, tu clase contará con varias licencias de esta tecnología para que podáis utilizarla en los diferentes trabajos prácticos del máster como ejercicios individuales, grupales, o trabajo fin de máster. El taller está orientado a los contenidos ofrecidos por la Academia Semrush, es impartido por profesionales de esa compañía y facilita que posteriormente puedas acceder a los exámenes de certificación y así aumentar tu valor diferencial en el mercado laboral. 




It is an innovative training ecosystem that helps you to deploy your talent to the maximum and thus develop professionally and personally. On your journey of personal transformation, you will interact with five pillars of support, which will underpin your learning experience: 

  • Business reality, brought into the classroom through case studies and practical activities
  • The Soft Skills that are fundamental for your personal and professional development
  • An expert teaching and business faculty
  • A heterogeneous community of national and international students
  • All the different areas and services that ESIC puts at your disposal



The Transformative Learning teaching method helps you by implementing innovative active learning methodologies where the teacher puts you at the centre of the learning process and guides you towards academic excellence. The aim is for you to acquire skills through the practical application of knowledge and tools.

The resources you will have at your disposal are:

  •   Asynchronous support materials, videos, readings, etc.
  •   Self-assessment
  •   Tutored application and feedback
  •   Practical and experiential activities
  •   Assessment system that combines demonstration of individual and group achievements
  •   Tutored final project


Francisco González López

Director del programa

MBA, ESSEM. Master in Marketing and Commercial Management, ESSEM. Degree in Economics, UAM. Diploma in Marketing and Commercial Management, ESSEM. Currently: Director Master MITB (International Trade and Business). Previously: General Manager, Combiberia, S.A. Business Development Manager, SEUR.

*Claustro y ponentes invitados sujeto a cambios



At ESIC we provide rigorous training and Its design reflects the view that offers the best training for students who want to pursue careers in the international business environment delivering comprehensive preparation in all aspects as theoretical modeling, quantitative and empirical analysis.

Within this ecosystem, you are in the position to decide either to pursue yout own path and business in an entrepreneurship venture or find a position in private international organizations, government agencies, central banks, financial institutions, research, and consulting firms, trading companies, manufacturers, logistics and transport firms, export & import business, or NGOs:

  • International consultant
  • International marketing director and manager
  • Export or import manager
  • International purchasing director and manager
  • Business development 
  • International trade specialist
  • Logistics operations specialist
  • Export credit risks manager
  • Sales manager
  • Sales director




ESIC's Professional Development Unit is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to boosting your professional career whether you study in the classroom or are Alumni. You can count on the UDP if you need to get a job, since they have their own employability portal, although they also collaborate with international portals, fairs or employability events.

With almost 4,000 internship offers and more than 2,000 job offers, the UDP has an employability ratio of 86%* in students advised for the International Trade area.

*Due to the fact that international programs were affected by the situation caused by the Covid-19 crisis.


In the Master in International Trade & Business you will have constant contact with active professionals from pioneering companies, either through workshops or interventions in the program. In addition, if you are looking to complete your training with internships in companies, at ESIC we offer the possibility of getting in touch with top companies in the sector. Among them we highlight: 


En ESIC también hablamos de cifras, y estas son las que nos definen:



As a MITB student, you will have the opportunity to take part in an optional Business Study Tour at Stellenbosch Business School (Bellville, South Africa), a world-class education with 55+ years of experience training responsible leaders. It is the first school from an African university to receive the Triple Crown of international accreditations –AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.

During this BST, you will be able to immerse in a truly dynamic environment with a unique cross-cultural experience in a country that is one of the main gateways to Africa, in the most business-driven environment in the entire continent.

*If for any reason beyond our control, this destination is not available, we will do our best to offer a suitable alternative. The execution of this BST is subject to a minimum of 15 students. Places subject to availability. BST delivered 100% in English. Program subject to additional costs.


More than 55 years of history mean that we have institutional agreements and collaborations that recognize our quality as a business school. These are our accreditations:


We help you throughout the process of the journey, guiding and advising you so that you choose the best option for your professional career. These are the steps to follow:


  1. You request information through our form.
  2. An advisor will contact you in the following 24-48 hours.
  3. You have a first call and another meeting is scheduled for questions and doubts.
  4. You have a second call where all your doubts are resolved and you are guided in everything you need.


  1. If the program fits you, you proceed to apply for your candidacy.
  2. You prepare the necessary documentation (such as university degree or certificates).
  3. You carry out a personal and professional essay.
  4. You give us all the documentation.


  1. Once the documentation is approved, you are called for an interview with the director of the program.
  2. In that interview, you will be able to talk about specifications that you want to know about the program, as well as questions.


  1. After the interview, within 24-48 hours your advisor will contact you to notify you if you have been accepted into the program.
  2. Once you have been accepted, you have about 5 days to formalize your enrollment.
  3. As soon as the registration has been completed, we give you all your accesses (virtual classroom, email...).
  4. Of course, our last step is always to congratulate you and wish you to make the most of your training.


La solicitud de información, así como tu postulación de candidatura es totalmente gratuita. Una vez que has sido aceptado, tienes un plazo para realizar el pago de matrícula (1.500 euros). Este importe será descontado del precio final del programa.

PRICE OF Master's Degree in International Trade & Business [MITB] IN madrid

Final price: Intake 09/2023 € 16.900

PRICE OF Master's Degree in International Trade & Business [MITB] IN barcelona

Final price: To be confirm

PRICE OF Master's Degree in International Trade & Business [MITB] IN valencia

Final price: To be confirm


Economic issues shouldn't be an obstacle for you to achieve your goals and ensure a future education. Therefore, we give you a wide range of possibilities that will help you, both the Scholarship Plan that we have developed from ESIC, like those that put at your disposal different public or private organizations. The scholarships and aid available are the following:

  • • Scholarships by ESIC
  • • National scholarships
  • • International scholarships
  • • Mobility grants for international internships
  • • Insurance and aid
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ESIC maintains financing agreements with certain banking entities under preferential conditions for students enrolled in any of the school's programs. The specific rules and conditions of each of these agreements can be found at the Secretaria. ESIC helps you with the financing of your Career.

If you live outside of one of the cities where ESIC has a campus and you are looking for accommodation, we recommend a series of companies and residences dedicated to student accommodation. Find the one that best suits your needs.

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At ESIC we have partnered with the Flyware platform so that you can make your tuition payment safely and comfortably.

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The study aid will be communicated to you during the selection process. Our grants are adapted to each profile and date on which the registration is made. In addition, you can find out about the Scholarships that we have both from ESIC and those offered by other public and private organizations.

Yes, there is a percentage of compulsory attendance in the face-to-face Masters. However, you may have a small percentage of unexcused absences.




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