Master in International Trade (MIT) (European & US accreditations)

General

Program Description

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

Designed for careers in International Economic and Commercial Relations.

The Master of International Trade (MIT) is a high standard program in international economic and commercial relations. 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 policies and standards that govern global trade. The program includes visits to major international trade organizations in Geneva.

Key Benefits

  • 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 a global level.

Program Details

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.

Year 1

1st Trimester

  • ECO 607 – Global Economics
  • LAW 660 – International Law
  • TRA 630 – Trade and Investment Promotion Strategies
  • MGT 605 – Strategic Supply Chain Management

2nd Trimester

  • NEG 615 – International Negotiations
  • MGT 610 – Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
  • MGT 657 – Operations and Project Management
  • TRA 620 – Economics of Trade

3rd Trimester

  • MGT 666 – Small Business Management
  • TRA 660 – International Trade Law and Policy
  • MKG 667 – International Marketing
  • MGT 645 – Corporate Governance

4th Trimester

  • MGT 650 – Digital Transformation
  • TRA 698 – International Trade: Policy, Strategy, and Trends (Capstone Course)

Admission Requirements

  • 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 (minimum score 80), IELTS (minimum 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
Last updated May 2020

About the School

Ranked among the top ten business schools in Switzerland, the International University in Geneva (IUG) is an accredited academic institution specializing in business education.

Ranked among the top ten business schools in Switzerland, the International University in Geneva (IUG) is an accredited academic institution specializing in business education. Read less