International Economics and Trade

Course Code: 020401

The Objective

The Course of International Economics and Trade is designed to cultivate students with sound professional and theorectical knowledge and advanced practical skills in the area of international trade and develop students to be practitioner in international business and trade.  This Course is articulated with that of Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, where students may study 3 years in China and 1.5 years  in Australia to acquire two Bachelor degrees of China and Australi aand is also articulated with West Sydney University of Australia, where students may study 3 years in China and 2 years in Australia to acquire a Bachelor degree of China and a Masters degree of Australia. 

Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities

The students who complete the course will be able to possess international visions and innovative and pioneering initiatives as required  to meet the needs of economic and social development in China and the world, to analyse and understand the current performance of international economy and trade, to be familiar with the prevailing rules, laws and practices in international trade, to understand and appreciate the policies and regulations of China's foreign trade, to apply the latest operational skills in international trade,  and to communicate in a foreign language fluently.  


The course contains the theories of economics and international trade, the legal frameworks, operational mechanism  and practical skills in international trade. The course is of 4-year duration. 

Core Units

Year 1/Year 2: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Fundamental Principles of International Trade.

Year 2/Year 3: English for International Trade,  Business Writing in English, Oral English for International Trade, International Trade Practices, International Business Law,  E-Commerce,  International Finance.

Year 3/Year 4: International Settlement System, International Trade Documentation, Import and Export Customs Declaration Regulations and Practices, International Business Negotiation, International Cargo Transportation and Insurance, International Trade Simulation, Integrated Simulation Practices, Graduation Internship and Graduation Thesis.


The Course is delivered in lectures, tutorials, workshops, and practicum laboratories in the first 3 years on-campus and internship in the fourth year in companies off-compus or abroad.   


The Course  will be assessed by progressive learning tasks, final examination and graduation thesis/dissertation.


The Bachelor of Economics degree will be awarded to those who meet the requirements of graduation.

Career Prospects

The graduates will be mainly engaged in the operations of international trade business such as document clerk, international freight forwarder, export salesman, customs declarer, inspection clerk, merchandiser and other jobs in the companies of import and export business, manufacturing enterprises, international logistics and international market research,professional customs declarations and cargo shipping.