Study program: Customs and freight forwarding

  • Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of logistics and gain a comprehensive understanding of customs regulations and freight forwarding practices through our specialized program

  • Prepare for a career in international trade by gaining in-depth knowledge of customs procedures, supply chain management and global logistics
  • Our program offers a multidisciplinary curriculum, integrating business management principles, legal frameworks specific to customs and freight forwarding management.

  • Graduates are well equipped to pursue a variety of career opportunities in logistics companies, freight forwarding agencies, international trade organizations and other local and multinational companies.

Academic title:

  • Bachelor in Customs and Freight-Forwarding Management
  • Bachelor in Customs and Freight-Forwarding Management


  • 4 years
  • 240 ECTS

Head of Department

Detailed study program

Semester 1

Code Name Mandatory / Elective ECTS
CISH101 Customs law M 8
CISH102 Customs system and
M 8
CISH103 Information and communication
M 7
CISH104 Foreign language A 1 M 7

Semester 2

Code Name Mandatory / Elective ECTS
CISH201 International trade M 8
CISH202 Management
information systems
M 8
CISH203 Human management
resources in serviced
M 8
CISH2XX Elective E 6


Basics of law

Enterprise Economics

Economics of Tourism and Hospitality


Principles of risk management


Business Informatics

Psychology in tourism and hospitality

Microbiology of food and beverages

Semester 3

Code Name Mandatory / Elective ECTS
CISH301 Customs operations M 8
CISH302 Customs knowledge of the goods M 8
CISH303 Entrepreneurship M 7
CISH304 Foreign language A 2 M 7

Semester 4

Code Name Mandatory / Elective ECTS
CISH401 Fiscal system M 7
CISH402 Customs tariff M 7
CISH403 Crime and detection M 7
CISH4XX Elective E 6
  Practical work M 3

Fundamentals of Management

Promotional activities

Tourist geography

Principles of public administration

Banking operations


Business psychology

Communications in tourism

Safety in tourism

Semester 5

Code Name Mandatory / Elective ECTS
CISH5XX Elective E 6
CISH5XX Elective E 6
CISH5XX Elective E 6
CISH5XX Elective E 6
CISH5XX Elective E 6

Business Operations Research


Logistics systems

Practical methods of customs operations

Customs operation applied

Tourist destination

Management accounting

English language 2

Strategically  management

Business planning

Business communication

Payment systems

Agreements in international trade

Protection of cultural heritage

Sales channels

Marketing research

Insurance in tourism and hospitality

Sustainable development of tourism

Financial markets and institutions

Business Mathematics

Economics of European Integrations


Investment management

Sociology of tourism

Restaurant management

Methods for testing the quality of food and beverages

Forensic Psychology

Semester 6

Code Name Mandatory / Elective ECTS
CISH601 Transport and
insurance in
international trade
M 7
CISH602 Customs penal law M 7
CISH603 Customs Administration
M 7
CISH6XX Elective E 6
  Practical work M 3

International Management

Management of food production in hospitality

International business


Semester 7

Code Name Mandatory / Elective ECTS
CISH701 International freight forwarding M 8
CISH702 International passenger
M 8
CISH703 Foreign language B M 8
SPT7XX Elective E 6

Business Law

Organised criminal

Insurance operations

English language 3

German language 3

Constitutional law

Strategies of integrated market communication

Corporate financial management 

Social pathology

Administrative law

Economy of Macedonia

Organizational learning

Non-life insurance

Semester 8

Code Name Compulsory / Elective ECTS
CISH801 Applied freight forwarding operation Z 6
CISH8XX Elective course I 6
CISH8XX Elective course I 6
CISH8XX Elective course I 6
CISH802 Graduation Thesis Z 6

English language 4

Trade logistics

Commercial law

German language 4

Control and audit


Obligatory right

Tourism development policy

Processing and liquidation of damage

Insurance in agriculture

Development economics

Knowledge management

Sensory analysis of food

Career opportunities

With our Diploma in Customs and Freight Forwarding, you’ll open up a world of exciting career opportunities. There are four key areas where your degree can lead you:

  • Customs Specialist: Graduates can develop a career as a customs specialist, ensuring that import and export processes comply with ever-changing customs regulations and trade laws. They work closely with customs authorities, ensuring the smooth movement of goods and minimizing the risk of fines or delays.
  • Freight Forwarding Manager: With a deep understanding of logistics and supply chain management, graduates can specialize as freight forwarding managers. They oversee the transportation of goods, negotiate contracts with carriers, optimize routes and coordinate shipments to ensure efficient and cost-effective delivery.
  • International Trade Consultant: The program equips students with the knowledge and skills to become international trade consultants, advising businesses on customs procedures, trade regulations and market entry strategies. They provide guidance on compliance, risk management and help businesses navigate the complex world of international trade.
  • Supply Chain Analyst: Graduates can develop careers as supply chain analysts, where they analyze data, identify inefficiencies and propose solutions to optimize supply chain operations. They work closely with customs and freight forwarding teams and other stakeholders to improve processes, reduce costs and strengthen overall supply chain performance.

These are just a few of the exciting career paths that await you with a Diploma in Customs and Freight Forwarding. The possibilities are endless, and your degree will open the doors to a fulfilling professional journey.