International University in Geneva

Leads to managerial positions in trade promotion and development in international trade organizations, diplomatic services, chambers of commerce and private sector.

The Master of International Trade (MIT) is a high standard program in international economic and commercial relations. The MIT is designed for young professionals and diplomats interested in pursuing a career in international trade organizations and diplomatic services, chambers of commerce and TNCs. The MIT program provides a comprehensive introduction to practical aspects of successful trade promotion and trade relations techniques combined with an understanding of the role of the major international trade organizations in setting policy and standards that govern global trade. The program includes visits to major international trade organizations in Geneva.

  • Durée
    1 an
  • Début des cours
    Septembre Novembre Mars Mai
  • Cours
    14 Cours

Bénéfices

  • Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in international economic and commercial relations;
  • Providing knowledge and skills to assess major trade issues, draft policy documents and negotiate for government, international organization or corporate sector;
  • Exploring economic and commercial decision making, current and future trade issues and developments;
  • Gaining insight into world trade, international finance and trade promotion strategies from national and regional to global level.
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Remise des diplômes 2015

Détails du programme

In addition to core international trade courses, with a focus on world trade and international finance, trade organizations and statistics, trade policy and promotion strategies, commercial law and economic diplomacy, the Master of International Trade curriculum trains young professionals for decision making positions with courses in foreign policy and geoeconomics, international commercial law and corporate social responsibility, executive communication and cross-cultural negotiations.

 

The Master of International Trade is comprised of 14 courses taken over one year.

 

Description des cours

Trimestre 1 Credits
  • ECO 607 – Global Economics This course examines the major principles of economics, economic policymaking and the role of the firm in the economy. It discusses the role of the financial system, (un)employement and international economic flows between the domestic economy and its international environment and provides the theoretical basis for understanding the economic importance of firms, international trade and international capital flows.
    3
  • LAW 660 – International Law The course provides a survey of public international law involving nation states. It also explains key aspects of private international law dealing with individuals and corporations. The history and structure of public international law, its methods of formation and how it interacts with systems of national law are described. In addition, the course will present an overview of the private law applied to international sales, licensing and investment. Case studies will be used to illustrate the legal concepts examined and to highlight contemporary questions.
    3
  • TRA 630 – Trade Promotion The course provides students with the knowledge of how to promote business interests of national trade promotion agencies, non-government organizations, trade associations, chambers of commerce and National Trade Committees. It focuses on trade promotion and role of the major international trade organizations in setting policy and standards that govern global trade.
    3
  • MGT 605 – Strategic Supply Chain Management This course is concerned with optimising the global supply chain and leveraging it as a value-creating strategy to gain competitive advantage in the global marketplace. It addresses issues related to sustainability, risk management and the challenges of establishing trust and collaboration amongst supply chain partners.
    3
Trimestre 2 Credits
  • NEG 615 – International Negotiations Negotiation skills are among the most valuable and sought-after skills both in management and diplomacy. This course covers cross-disciplinary theoretical underpinnings and, through interactive methods and simulations, the practical aspects of skillful negotiation in a global environment.
    3
  • MGT 610 – Leadership and Organizational Behaviour Students study a range of important variables that affect the behaviour of people inside an organization including leadership styles, the process of effective management, interpersonal communication skills, motivation, effective presentations and organization design, as well as the dynamics of conflicts in organizations. This course involves a high degree of participation and project work with adult learning techniques such as action learning and learning contracts.
    3
  • MGT 657 – Operations and Project Management This course introduces students to the practices, concepts and techniques used in operations within manufacturing and service organizations. It teaches the fundamentals of Project Management and covers Quality Management concepts and tools.
    3
  • TRA 620 – Economics of Trade The course covers trade related issues in respect to economic development and growth and regional cooperation. It addresses current challenges to the multilateral trading system, including the ongoing Doha round negotiations as well as the future of the WTO.
    3
Trimestre 3 Credits
  • MGT 666 – Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age The course objective is to develop a pragmatic knowledge-base for some of the primary factors, including the role of digital technology and innovation, in the creation of a successful business. Developing a viable business plan is a key component that will be studied. Considerable time is allocated to understanding many key aspects of being a successful entrepreneur, highlighting selected characteristics such as management, marketing, finance and strategic planning.
    3
  • TRA 660 – International Trade Law and Policy The course covers trade related law and policy issues with respect to economic development, growth and regional cooperation. It addresses current challenges to the multilateral trading system, including the ongoing Doha round negotiations as well as the future of the WTO.
    3
  • MKG 667 – International Marketing Students will learn to devise an international marketing plan taking into account the overall international economic situation, the growing interaction of governments, international institutions, the global legal environment, the different cultures, etc. It emphasizes the challenges the international marketer is facing today in dealing with the complexity of globalization, internationalization and the impact of the modern technologies.
    3
  • MGT 645 – Corporate Governance Effective governance is of eminent importance for the sustainability of corporations as for the long-term success of nations. The course introduces different models of governance applied across the world and weighs their pro's and con's through a variety of case studies.
    3
Trimestre 4 Credits
  • MGT 650 – Digital Transformation Digital transformation is a fundamental driver of competitiveness for firms in a variety of industries. Digital transformation is not only about mastering technological change, but it involves and affects all aspects of the organization. Students will lean various methodologies and apply them to real cases and simulations.
    3
  • TRA 698 – International Trade : Policy, Strategy and Trends (Capstone Course) This course brings together the main points studied in the courses on economics, international trade and trade policy to discuss the major issues related to the present and future of international trade and trade policymaking, including the future of the multilateral trading system, the emergence of mega-regionalism or the impact of geopolitical forces.
    3

Orateurs invités

Ms. Arancha Gonzalez

Executive Director, International Trade Center UN/WTO
Cérémonie de remise des diplômes 2014

Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi

Secrétaire général, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD 
Cérémonie de remise des diplômes 2015

Pourquoi l'IUG?

Nationalities of Bachelor Students
  • 1. Europe (45%)
  • 2. Asia (28%)
  • 3. America (17%)
  • 4. Africa (10%)

Faculty

The faculty at IUG in Switzerland, is international in experience, practical in orientation and focused on their teaching. The faculty members are student-centered and committed to foster a stimulating learning environment.

Study in Switzerland

Geneva belongs to a select group of truly “international” cities of the world, making it an ideal place to study international management.
 
 
 

An International Network

The International University in Geneva has established a strong network, developing exchange programs with 23 universities worldwide.

Your Career with your MIT

BA-IM graduates can go on to careers in marketing, management, project management in multinationals, family businesses, governments and international organizations.

Career Services

The International University in Geneva provides for counselling to assist students in their career decisions.

Prérequis d'admission

  • A completed application form (should include your Motivation letter)
  • Official Undergraduate Transcript (certified translation in English) (Minimum GPA recommended 2.7 or above on the scale of 0-4)
  • Official Undergraduate Diploma (certified translation in English)
  • Non-refundable application fee of CHF 150.- or € 140.- or USD 150.-
  • English proficiency test: either TOEFL (min score 80),  IELTS (min score 6.0) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). IUG institutional code number for the TOEFL is 0130;
  • Curriculum Vitae stating any relevant professional work experience;
  • Letter of reference from an employer or a professor;
  • Copy of valid passport;
  • Two passport size photos.
     

The following additional requirements apply to MBA program candidates:

  • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
  • At least 2 years of work experience is recommended
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