Here you will find an overview of the modules and their subjects. Click on the module titles on the right to see a more detailed description
World Trade Organisation
- History and function
- Institutions and dispute-settlement procedure
- Agreements, interpretation and application
International Commercial Law
- Conventions and instruments
- Negotiation, drafting and interpretation of contract;
- Remedies and arbitration
International Customs Instruments
- Overview of WCO instruments and their functions
- Interpretation, application and implementation
European Customs Legislation
- Union Customs Code (UCC) and related legislation
- Formulation, interpretation and implementation
International Tax Law
- Definitions, principles, instruments
- Double taxation
- Transfer pricing
European Tax Law
- Principles, institutions, legislation
- Value-added tax
- National provisions
- Managing risk and facilitating trade
- Information exchange and evaluation
- Trade Facilitation Strategies
Supply Chain Security
- Aims and challenges
- Overview of national security measures
- AEO and mutual recognition
Global Customs Compliance
- Scope, principles, challenges
- Regulatory regimes and sanctions
- Case studies, compliance strategies
The transfer project forms a bridge between the theoretical and academic elements of the course. It requires participants to implement the knowledge acquired during taught classes and self-study to an issue of practical importance at the workplace.
Participants choose their subject in agreement with their tutor and employer. There are two major criteria:
- the project must deal with an issue or problem of practical and future relevance.
- the result should represent the best available solution and a real benefit for the organisation.
At the end of the course, participants are required to hold a presentation and submit a report on their results.
For the Master's thesis, the students choose a subject of direct practical relevance to their area of expertise. The thesis proves that the student is able to investigate a subject independently to a high academic standard within a set period of time.