The programme is an intensive course over a 12-month period and is structured in three different phases as follows:
Part I - DISTANCE LEARNING
During this first phase, students will be provided with essential preliminary information needed to acquire the prerequisite entry-level knowledge. While being trained on perspectives, actors and sources of international trade, they will be given basic or more in-depth knowledge on issues, which will be covered in or will be complementary to the Face-to-Face Phase, respectively.
During this phase, participants will have access to an on-line platform, through which they will be given the materials, send their assignments and interact in forums as a class, while receiving advisory support from a dedicated tutor. Assessment will be carried out on a regular basis and upon arrival in Turin.
Part II - FACE TO FACE LEARNING (ITCILO campus)
During the second phase, students will learn in class, as well as through individual study and group work. Participation in classes is compulsory; classes are held every day from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3.30 pm.
Subjects include: relevant trade-related institutions, international trade and investment law, trade and competition, trade and IPRs; comparative contract law, harmonization of private law, such aspects relating with international commercial contracts as the CISG, UPICC, sale, carriage of goods (CIF and FOB contracts) and their links with banking contracts, M&A and joint venture, state contracts, project financing, IPRs and technology, e-commerce, insurance law; arbitration systems and ADR, enforcement of arbitral awards.
A number of subjects will be covered as electives allowing some specialization from a public or private perspective.
PART III - FINAL ESSAY
The third phase consists of the submission of a final essay or a case analysis by the end of July 2020 (early submission) or October 2020 (last submission) (30 pages approximately), supervised by an advisor and by the Module coordinator.