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 aiming at delivering 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 will guarantee an optimal functioning at professional level.

Added value

The postgraduate in International Trade and Investment offers you:

  • A worldwide unique and specialized curriculum of 66 ECTS.
  • A versatile programme that deals with the various aspects of international trade and investment.
  • Practical orientation in order to maximize the professional success of its graduates.
  • A transcontinental programme in international business. Students have the option to study in Washington D.C. and/or Shanghai.
  • Internship services: an internship tutor assists the students in writing application letters, preparing for the interviews and identifying internship placements.
  • Career services.

AFTER GRADUATION

A master degree opens doors in many different branches and sectors. You will be able to work in the private sector, (non-) governmental organisations, or continue your academic career as a PhD researcher. Not sure what your next step should be? The VUB helps you with your first steps on the job market.

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THE VUB HELPS YOU TO MAKE 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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IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER, YOU CAN APPLY FOR A PHD POSITION AT THE VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL. ALL YOU NEED IS A PROMOTER, RESEARCH SUBJECT AND SUFFICIENT FUNDING. ARE YOU UP FOR THIS CHALLENGE?

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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 advised to contact us to discuss the programme before applying.

Applications must be submitted by the 1st of June.

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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