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International Trade
1. Introduction
The program aims to cultivate high-level professionals capable of carrying out foreign economic activities. Graduates will work in areas of import & export, management of trading companies, international economic and technological cooperation and multinational operation, etc. Graduates will be competent in foreign language in areas of economy and trade, master the fundamental theories and methods of international trade and be familiar with China’s policies and regulations on foreign trade. Students will also have the ability to deal with foreign documents and business negotiations, undertake jobs in foreign trade, conduct international cooperation, analyze and solve management problems for trading companies and manage such enterprises.
Research fields: international trade, world economics, international investment and transnational corporation.
Postgraduate students of this major will be granted economics master degree after 2 year’s study if all evaluation passed.
2. Educational objectives
Students who got the economics master degree for this major should have solid theoretical foundation and systematical specific knowledge in economics and international trade. They should be familiar with import & export business, international trade rules and customs, and policies and regulations of China’s foreign trade; should also be capable of dealing with foreign documents and business negotiations, undertaking jobs in foreign trade, analyzing and solving management problems for trading companies.
3. Credit Requirement and Curriculum
The minimum course credit for postgraduate students is 26 including at least 6 credits of curriculums with the number starting with six (See the following chart).
For those postgraduate students whose bachelor degree is not management, they should additionally learn following two courses: Principles of Management and Applied Economy Statistics. Students who passed the examinations would get relevant course credits.
                  Chart: The Curriculums for Postgraduate Students in International Trade
4. Degree Paper
The requirements for master degree papers of this discipline comply with the related provisions in “General Rules for Postgraduate Training Program of USTB” and “Thesis Defense and Application for Master Degree of USTB”.
The postgraduate students of this discipline should submit at least one thesis which has been published in national academic seminar or national academic journal to Thesis Supervisory Committee before the official dissertation defense. The time interval between the approval of topic-selecting reports and the thesis defense should be no less than 32 weeks.

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