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INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT

Do you want an international career? Do you fancy a job in international business such as export manager, international purchasing manager, investment manager, international sales representative, country manager, institutional relations manager? Or do you simply want to expand your existing knowledge and skills? If so, then the Postgraduate Programme in International Trade and Investment is exactly what you need.

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Programme

The postgraduate in International Trade and Investment is a comprehensive programme which aims to deliver graduates who are able to independently conduct international business practices like export, import, sourcing, investing, M&A and international alliance formation. Courses of high academic quality are enriched by hands-on input from practitioners. Skills workshops support optimal professional performance.

Added value

The postgraduate in International Trade and Investment offers you:

  • A unique and specialised 66 ECTS curriculum.  
  • A mixture of academic and practitioner led classes, designed to provide theoretical and practical understanding of the various aspects of international trade and investment.
  • The option of a  transcontinental study path with electives in Washington D.C. and/or Shanghai.
  • Internship services: students are assisted in obtaining internships.
  • The BDA can provide references and career advice.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes describe the intended knowledge and understanding, skills and attitudes that you must master after completing your studies. Do you want to know more about the specific learning outcomes of this programme? Click here for more information.

AFTER GRADUATION

This programme is designed to maximise the chances of finding and being successful in jobs such as export manager, purchasing or sourcing manager, investment manager, account manager or business development manager.

Furthermore, there are realistic job prospects in banks, for example in the international trade finance department, in the international investment finance department, and in corporate relations. Finally, specialists in international trade and investment find jobs in international organisations, governmental departments and in the field of diplomacy (e.g. Trade Commissioner).

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THE BDA IS HAPPY TO PROVIDE REFERENCES AND ADVICE ON CAREER OPTIONS AND THE VUB CAREER CENTER HELPS YOU TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP IN THE JOB MARKET WITH WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING EVENTS, JOB FAIRS, TIPS ‘N TRICKS FOR JOB INTERVIEWS. ALL AN AMBITIOUS STUDENT NEEDS!

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First steps in the market

This is a comprehensive curriculum which delivers graduates able to independently undertake international business practices such as export, import, sourcing, investing, M&A and international alliance formation. This programme provides a combination of academic and practitioner-led courses, complemented by a series of skills and thematic workshops, with compulsory courses being followed by either elective subjects in Washington and/or Shanghai, an internship, or a thesis. All designed to ensure that our graduates are ideally prepared for a career in international business.

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Application deadline

Prospective students are strongly advised to contact us to discuss the programme before applying.

The semester starts on the 1st of September.

Note: if the proof of English proficiency or APS certificate is not ready before the deadline, you can always submit it later instead of missing the deadline

Applications can only be submitted through the website.

Tuition fees

BDA programmes are not subsidised. The tuition fees for the Belgian part of the programme are 6800 Euros, with additional fees for electives in Washington and/or Shanghai.

International opportunities

The Postgraduate in International Trade and Investment is a transcontinental programme.

In the second semester, students can choose electives amounting to:

18 ECTS in Washington D.C.

or

18 ECTS in Shanghai

or

9 ECTS in Washington D.C. and 9 ECTS in Shanghai

It is also possible, under certain circumstances, to undertake an internship overseas.

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