At a time when the phenomenon of globalisation is unstoppable, when companies not only import and export but also produce, store and distribute products in different countries, the issues inherent to distribution and logistics will undoubtedly become increasingly acute in the immediate future. These observations highlight the importance of specialising in increasingly complex logistical issues and national and international trade, which only higher education can fully address.
ESCE Valença is therefore responsive to the needs of the region in which it is located, while mindful of national and cross-border needs, given its prime location in the centre of the Galicia-Northern Portugal Euroregion. ESCE Valença has adapted the syllabus of its Bachelor’s Degree Course in Logistics and Retailing Management to the Bologna Process, which, in keeping with the criteria and aims of Polytechnic Higher Education, incorporates numerous subjects. Organisation, Strategy and Marketing, Economics, Accounting and Finance, Law and New Information Technologies all play a general role in the first few years of the programme, with specialisation in the area of Logistics as the student progresses through the course.