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Faculty of Social Sciences

Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management


International Business and Trade (HYBRID)

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About the Programme

Take your career to the world stage with an MSc. International Business and Trade degree! Learn about the global business markets and the trade agreements that oversee them. You will be equipped with the skills to evaluate trade issues and draft trade policy. You will also gain the cross-cultural skills required to manage diverse projects and teams across nations and sectors.

What Will I Study?

  • How to identify international market opportunities and implement strategies for entry
  • How to use and evaluate finance instruments in international markets
  • Contemporary issues in international trade and investments
  • Strategic issues arising from operations in global markets
  • The intricacies of trade blocs and their implications for trade finance and financial markets.
  • Cultural, economic, legal and political aspects of international trade

Facilities and Resources

Textbook Package - Textbooks (printed or electronic) are provided for all registered students. This fee is included in the programme cost, and students are allowed to keep all of the course materials on completion of the course of study.


Our Faculty conducts research in a wide cross-section of areas related to management including, but not limited to, leadership, workplace bullying, psychometric assessment, entrepreneurship, business development, consumer behaviour, marketing, e-learning readiness, industrial psychology, ethics, finance and investments, and accounting theory and practice.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include:
  • Business Consultant
  • Business and Pricing Analyst
  • Logistics Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • International Trade Manager
  • Trading Executive
  • International Product Manager

Apply now if these career paths interest you!

We accept applications from November 1 to June 30. However, expressions of interest are accepted throughout the year.

Why Study in Barbados

Ten minutes away from the beach and country’s capital Bridgetown, UWI is ideally located to offer local, regional, and international students comfort and convenience in a multicultural setting. Meet faculty and students from more than 75 countries at an accredited university.
Save money by completing your graduate degree in 18 months rather than 24 - 30 months.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: Full-Time: 18 months; Part-Time: 24 months (maximum of 4 years)


Programme Details

Some of the courses you will cover are:

  1. International Marketing
  2. International Finance
  3. Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  4. Cross-Cultural Management
  5. Introduction to International Trade and Investment Law
  6. Trade Related Aspects of Regional Integration: CARICOM and the CSME

Our tuition is internationally competitive and we offer scholarships, financial aid and payment plans to make university education available to our students. Please click here for details on financing options.  

Programme Fees (as at August 2023)  = BDS $ 30,000
University Registration Fees (as at August 2023) = BDS $ 540 per semester:
University fees comprise of Guild and Amenities Fees. They are not charged in the summer semester.
Please note that fees may be adjusted for academic year 2023-2024. 

For Degreed Applicants 
  1. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a university or college acceptable to the University of the West Indies, with at least Second Class Honours.
    • Students are expected to be grounded in a business subject such as management, marketing, finance, or economics.
    • Students with 'Pass' degrees will be considered on the following conditions:
      • they are currently working in a business or management related field, and;
      • they are successful at an interview conducted by the entrance committee within the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management.
  2. Two letters of recommendation.
For Non-Degreed Applicants
The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management is considering opening its doors to a restricted number of these individuals working in the private sector who do not have degrees but have a desire to obtain advanced training in International Business and Finance. It is expected that the number of students entering the programme through this route would be highly restricted and should represent no more than 25 percent of the cohort in any given year. Students entering through this route will be required to undertake a preliminary year of study. The entry criteria for these students would therefore be:
  1. Technical certificates, diplomas or professional designations that can be assessed by the University of the West Indies.
  2. Five years’ experience in a related field at a Supervisory or higher level.
  3. A successful interview conducted by a selected panel determined by the Campus Committee on Graduate Studies and the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management.
  4. Two strong letters of recommendation.

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