Faculty of Economic & Social Sciences & Solvay BS

Admission Requirements

Enrolling for this study plan is possible after having obtained one of the following degrees:

Academic Bachelor's programme
Master's programme
STUDENTS SHOULD BE FLUENT IN ENGLISH

Overview of the study plan

Postgraduate in International Trade and Development


Compulsory courses

Compulsory courses

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 48 ECTS credits.

6ECTS credits - Techniques of Foreign Trade
3ECTS credits - Thematic Workshops for Diplomacy and International Business
3ECTS credits - Corporate International Taxation for Diplomacy and International Business
3ECTS credits - Mergers and Acquisitions
3ECTS credits - Intellectual Property Rights Protection
6ECTS credits - International Business Strategy
3ECTS credits - Supply & Risk Management within International Purchasing
3ECTS credits - International Investment Analysis & Business Economics of Plant Location and Development
3ECTS credits - International Investment Financing and Project Finance
3ECTS credits - International Lobbying
3ECTS credits - International Tendering
3ECTS credits - International Alliances
3ECTS credits - International Sales Techniques
3ECTS credits - Skills Workshops for Diplomacy and International Business

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Elective courses

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 18 credits. Students can choose between 3 tracks: the Brussels track, the Shanghai track and the Washington D.C. track

Brussels track (VUB): 'Professional experience: Internship' of 18 ects or the 'Thesis' of 18 ects.

Shanghai track (Shanghai University for International Business and Economics - SUIBE). Students have a choice of 18 ECTS between the following courses: 'WTO and China', 'Chinese Investment Law', 'Chinese Trade Law', 'Chinese Intellectual Property Rights Protection', 'Chinese Competition Policy' or 'Seminar on Shanghai Free Trade Zone'

Students can also choose 9 ECTS of this track in combination with 9 ECTS of the Washington D.C. track

Washington D.C. track (The Institute of World Politics - IWP). Students have a choice of 18 ECTS between the following courses: 'Crisis Management and Decision making', 'Political Risk Analysis and Forecasting', 'Challenges in the Emerging Geo-Political landscape', 'International Challenges of the Public -Private Partnership in the Cyber Domain', 'Corporate Statecraft', 'Economic Statecraft', 'The Art of Diplomacy', 'Trans-Atlantic Competitiveness & Western Prosperity'

Students can also choose 9 ECTS in the Washington track in combination with 9 ECTS in the Shanghai track

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 18 ECTS credits.

18ECTS credits - Professional Experience: Internship
3ECTS credits - Challenges in the Emerging Geo-Political Landscape
3ECTS credits - International Challenges of the Public-Private Partnership in the Cyber Domain
3ECTS credits - Corporate Statecraft
3ECTS credits - Economic Statecraft
3ECTS credits - The Art of Diplomacy
3ECTS credits - Trans-Atlantic Competitiveness & Western Prosperity
18ECTS credits - Thesis
3ECTS credits - WTO and China
3ECTS credits - Chinese Investment Law
3ECTS credits - Chinese Trade Law
3ECTS credits - Chinese Intellectual Property Rights Protection
3ECTS credits - Chinese Competition Policy
3ECTS credits - Seminar on Shanghai Free Trade Zone
3ECTS credits - Crisis Management and Decision Making
3ECTS credits - Political Risk Analysis and Forecasting

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