International Economics and 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 economics and trade in China. It bases on the fundamental economics and emphasizes on the theories and policies of international economics, international trade，and overseas investment in the global economy, as well as on the operation of international trade and overseas investment in real world practices. This is a four-year program with the first half focuses on the fundamentals of economics and improvement of the skill in Chinese language, while the latter half lies on the field courses and practice in the field of international economics, international trade, and international investment.
Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; International Trade; Practice of International Trade; International Finance; International Marketing; Multinational Corporations; Electronic Business; History of Chinese Foreign Trade; Introduction to Chinese Foreign Trade
Advantages of the Field and Highlights of the Program
The major of International Economics and 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 highlights of the SITE international education is the curricula setting that covers both internationalized field knowledge and practices in China. While teaching whole fundamentals in economics, international trade and investment, the program pays more attention to the application and practices of these theories. Specifically, a series of local courses are set for international students, such as General Outline of China, Economics Policy in China, Public Policy toward Business in China, Business Environment in China, Chinese Culture, Linguistics of Chinese Mandarin, etc. This ensures that international students acquire globally-standardized field knowledge as in developed countries, and at the same time, get a deep understanding of the social, historical, cultural and economical development in China, which will equip them with greater advantages in the job markets of China as well as their home countries.
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
The major of International Economics and Trade is designed to train graduates equipped with solid foundation of field theory on international economics and trade, skills required for practices on international trade and investment, and skills of multicultural communication. Program alumni are found to have brilliant skills and sophisticated communication skills in Chinese, and are thus warmly welcomed by large multinational corporations, trade companies and financial departments in China, as well as the home countries of the students. There are also some graduates working for family firms and are committed to their business relations with China.
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