International Trade is one of the fields that have the longest history in University of International Business and Economics (UIBE). It is one of the top programs in international trade in China. There are three fields under this program: International Trade Practice, International Trade Theory and Policy, and Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment. This three-to-five-year program bases on the fundamental knowledge of Economics and focuses on the classical and frontier theories, empirical analysis, and case studies of corresponding fields.
Advanced Macroeconomics; Advanced Microeconomics; Advanced Econometrics; Mathematical Economics; Research Method in Economics; Frontiers in International Trade and Economics
Field Courses of International Trade Practices:
International Trade Practice and Rules; Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; Business Research Methods
Field Courses of Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment：International Trade Theory and Policy: Industrial Organization; Empirical Research in International Trade and Economics
Advantages of the Field and Highlights of the Program
The major of International Trade at School of International Trade and Economics (SITE) is one of the earliest majors in this field in China. SITE is also one of the earliest schools in China that started the international education program. SITE has many senior professors who are experts on policies and practices in international economics and trade of China, as well as many junior professors who got their Ph.D. degrees from overseas universities. The faculty perfectly combines theories with practice, Chinese characteristics with international standardized-knowledge, as well as traditional lecturing with modern teaching philosophy. It is worth mentioning that SITE has been working closely with Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM) for a long time. The school provided a large amount of influential research reports on foreign trade and investment in China through MOFCOM.
One of the highlight the program is that students benefit from the dual-supervisor system. The main supervisor, usually a senior professor, who has expertise in international trade policies and practice, promises students to target their research to important real-world problems. A junior professor is the vice supervisor and he/she helps the student to use frontier theories and empirical techniques to accomplish the research goal.
Another highlight of the SITE international education is the diversified teaching methods tailoring to international students from all over the world. International students are varied in educational background and Chinese Mandarin literacy. The admission standard and learning style for international students are also quite different from local students. In consideration of this, most courses, exclusive to international students, are taught by senior teachers with rich practical experience and young scholars with overseas Ph.D. degree and frontier field knowledge. This combination of the faculty is well-received by international students.
Education Objectives and Career Prospects
This program is designed to train graduates as senior researchers in international trade who are equipped with global view, innovative spirits, solid field-knowledge, and skills of multicultural communication, especially between the home country of the student and China. Graduates usually set their career goal to be college professors, senior experts in research institutions, consultants in world organizations and government bureaus.