Curriculum

Curriculum

Elements of the nine-day Diploma Programme in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance are spread over nine months. The programme is designed to provide you with a comprehensive platform from which to build an outstanding career. It covers four fundamental disciplines: customs, auditing, logistics and information technology. Each topic is taught by an expert in the field. You will conclude the programme by writing your own business improvement plan.

  • Learn the principles of EU customs law, the build-up of current customs legislation Community Customs Code (CCC), and upcoming legislation Union Customs Code (UCC) and its international background (WTO/WCO). You will also explore the basic principles of EU law and how this relates to national law systems.

    TOPICS

    • Principles and structure of EU customs system
    • Customs and trade – legislative framework, CCC and UCC
    • EU law and its relation to national law
    • International Customs Law (WTO/WCO) and European law
    • Legislation of the EU and case law of the CJEU, reading, understanding and applying it
  • Auditing is the process of systematically comparing evidence of behaviour with a set of generally accepted criteria. In other words: auditing is testing to a norm. You will discuss various types of audit engagements, and understand different types of audit objects, the corresponding criteria and quality aspects, and how they can be tested.

    TOPICS

    • Audit engagements
    • Value cycle analysis to determine the expected internal controls
    • Risk assessment
    • New forms of regulatory
    • Evidence of compliance
  • Explore the basics of logistics and supply chain management. You will understand chains and networks in transport and logistics, global transportation and international business. You will also gain insight in global container transport and the various parties that play a role in the international movement of goods.

    TOPICS

    • Introduction to global logistics
    • Inventory management
    • Transportation networks
    • Container terminal operations
  • Information technology is essential for companies and customs to make sure that customs regulations are followed. You will address the basic IT technologies, how useful information can be stored in and retrieved from databases, how it is used in the various types of information systems, and how IT can be audited to be compliant with regulations and secured from hacking.

    TOPICS

    • Management information systems, web services and service-oriented architectures
    • IT infrastructure, networks and databases
    • Audit principles, process and IT audit
    • Information security.