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Master of International Trade Policy and Law_Application oriented (MITPL_A)

27 Feb 2024
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1. Program introduction

The Master of International Trade Policy and Law program with application orientation taught in English (MITPL_A) was established in 2012, inheriting from a similar program from University of Bern (Switzerland). This program offers a comprehensive blend of specialized knowledge in law and international economics with particular focus on international trade policies. It has been highly appreciated by employers for the competence in knowledge, skills, autonomy and responsibility at workplace. Currently, the program is recognized as a well-structured training program related to international trade policy and law and has gained trust from students, employers, and the society in general. MITPL_A program equips students with knowledge related to practical aspects of policies, economics, and legal matters of international trade, based on the foundation of international economics. The program is clearly application-oriented with a strong emphasis on the adoption of accumulated knowledge in specific relevant contexts. Moreover, the program provides students with essential skills to work independently and creatively and enables them to identify, explain and analyze specific issues in international trade from both economic and legal perspectives. Since the program is taught in English, it offers students a modern specialized language to utilize in fields related to international trade policy and law. Upon completion of this program, students are capable of working in government agencies at ministerial/industrial levels, as well as in enterprises.

2. General information about the program

Degree Issuing authority

Foreign Trade University

The academic unit in charge of the program

Faculty of International Economics

Degree awarded upon graduation

Master’s Degree

Major group

International Economics

Major/Trainingprogram

International Economics/International Trade Policy and Law with application orientation (MITPL_A)

Training program in English

Master of International Trade Policy and Law with application orientation (MITPL_A)

 

3. Educational philosophy

- Education aimed at liberation, and practicality-linked;
- Nurturing integrity, accountability and creative capacity.


4. Program objectives

4.1 General objectives

The Master of International Trade Policy and Law program with application orientation (MITPL_A) aims to produce high-quality human resources with full political qualities, ethics, high sense of accountability and professional competence in the field of international trade policy and law, based on the foundation of international economics in order to assume positions as a consultant, analyst, or manager in the field of international trade policy and law within ministries, departments, businesses banks, and investment funds. The program is designed to ensure that graduates have the ability to analyze, evaluate, and solve international trade policy and law issues in a flexible, reasonable and innovative manner. Graduates will master the essential knowledge and skills needed to work independently and effectively in an entirely English-working environment. The program also provides graduates with the skills to guide and lead in group tasks or specific projects, make decisions and solve real-time problems regarding international trade policy and law and other related fields.


4.2 Specific objectives

PO1. Training experts in consulting, analyzing or managers in the application of international trade policy and law within ministries, departments, businesses, banks, and investment funds;

PO2. Equipping students with the knowledge of international trade based on the foundation of international economics, fundamental principles of law in economics and international trade (especially public international law); scientific basis for international trade policy planning; foundational knowledge to assess and forecast the development trends of international trade and investment in the context of global economic integration;

PO3. Equipping students with the knowledge to analyze, advise on planning, and apply policies and regulations of international trade law, providing methodologies and modern approaches to solve issues in international trade; analyzing and advising on disputes in the implementation of international trade policies of countries within the framework of the WTO and partner agreements, new-generation free trade agreements (FTAs);

PO4. Developing analytical, argumentative, and problem-solving skills for students in the application of international trade policy and law; leadership, presentation, and teamwork skills; proficiency in using English for specific purposes, electronic tools, and work-supporting softwares;

PO5. Equipping students with a dedicated work ethic, ethical and professional responsibility, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity to cultural, political, and institutional aspects;

PO6. Equipping students with the ability to analyze, identify issues, and propose solutions in the application and implementation of international trade policy and la based on the analysis from both legal and international economic perspectives to ensure reaching the motto Leading by differentiation;

5. Program learning outcomes

5.1. Knowledge

PLO1: Proactively applying the foundational knowledge of political science, social science, methodology, scientific perspectives, information technology, and generic knowledge in the field of international economics for life-long learning, experience-accumulating, and working;

PLO2: Applying theories of international economics and principles of international trade law in particular situations or projects;

PLO3: Assessing practical experience to apply policies and laws related to international trade within the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and new generation trade agreements based on the foundation of international economics;

PLO4: Analyzing the trends in the development of international trade in the context of global economic integration;

5.2. Skill

PLO5: Having the skills to synthesize, analyze, identify, and propose solutions to complex
issues in the field of international trade policy and law based on the foundation of international economics;

PLO6: Having the skills to interpret and present solutions to specific situations arising in the implementation of international trade policy and law clearly; having the skills to make
presentation and work collaboratively in a team with critical thinking;

PLO7: Having proficient communication skills in English at a level equivalent to 4/6 or
higher according to the Vietnam Standardized Test of English Proficiency (Pursuant to Circular No.01/2014/TT-BDGÐT) and English for specific purposes in the field of international trade policy and law;

PLO8: Having advanced skills in using office information technology (Pursuant to Circular No. 03/2014/TT-BTTTT);

5.3. Autonomy and responsibility

PLO9: Having the ability to proactively plan, implement, assess, and improve the effectiveness of activities including self-directed learning, accumulating knowledge and experience to enhance professional expertise and competence in the application and enforcement of international trade policies and laws;

PLO10: Having the ability to work independently or collaboratively in the changing work environment of the global context; possessing the skills to lead, actively guide, and supervise the performance of team members to accomplish define tasks;

PLO11: Having innovative and creative thinking skills, as well as the ability to self-direct, draw professional conclusions, and defending personal viewpoints in front of a group;

PLO12: Having the resilience to overcome difficulties and challenges, take responsibility for both individual and team tasks, as well as having the sense of providing community service; demonstrating awareness of legal compliance and professional ethics.

6. Ability to learn, enhance qualifications, and career development after graduation

- Capable of enhancing knowledge to pursue further doctoral studies at domestic and international institutions specializing in advanced economics and international trade law;

- Planning international trade policy and law at research institutes and governmental agencies;

- Consulting on international trade policy and law for agencies, organizations, and businesses.

7. Curriculum

7.1 Program overview

- Number of courses: 18 courses

- Number of credits: 61 credits

- Knowledge structure:

 

Number of courses

Number of credits

General knowledge

3

11

Fundamental knowledge

6

18

 Compulsory section

 Selective section

4

2

12

6

Specializedknowledge

9

20

 Compulsory section

 Selective section

5

4

12

8

Graduation internship

 

6

Graduation thesis

 

6

 

- Thesis requirement: Apply according to the current regulations and rules of the Ministry of Education and Training and Foreign Trade University.

 

7.2 List of courses in the training program

 

Course code

Course name

No. of Credits

Letters

Numbers

 General knowledge

11

 Core courses

8

TRI

601

Philosophy

4

TAN

602E

Academic English

4

 Elective courses (Select 1 out of the following 4 courses)

3

TMA

613E

Trade Theory

3

PLU

636E

English Legal Writing and Analysis

3

KDO

605E

Innovation in Business

3

KTE

630E

Digital Economy

3

 Core and Professional Knowledge

38

1. Foundation courses

18

1.1. Core courses

12

KTE

606E

Managerial Economics

3

PLU

625E

World Trade Law

3

KTE

638E

Macro economic policy analysis

3

KTE

 

622E

 

Sustainability policy analysis

3

1.2. Elective courses (Select 2 out of the following 10 courses)

6

KTE

633E

Digitalization in Open Economies

3

PLU

615E

Intellectual Property Law

3

KTE

639E

Microeconomic policy analysis

3

KTE

604E

International Political Economy

3

PLU

602E

Trade  Remedies

3

TMA

617E

Trade  Facilitation/ Customs

3

KTE

602E

International Economic Negotiation

3

KTE

623E

Data Analytics

3

DTU

606E

Trade and Investment Promotion

3

KTE

618E

Regional Integration in Asia

3

KTE

601E

EU Economic Policy and Law

3

KTE

637E

Trade and Development

3

2. Professional Courses

20

2.1. Core courses

12

 

PLU

 

603E

Competition Policy and Law

3

DTU

601E

Investment Policy and Law

3

KTE

611E

IntermediateInternational Economics

3

KTE

681E

Practical thematic 1 (Select one of the following content)

- The practice in the making and regulating policies of trade in goods and services

- The practice in promoting trade in goods and services

2

KTE

682E

Practical thematic 2 (Select one of the following content)

- The practice in the making and regulating policies of competition /investment)

- The practice in promoting investment

1

2.2. Elective courses (Select 4 out of the following 10 courses)

8

PLU

617E

Principles of Public International Law, State Responsibility and Sources of International Law

2

PLU

604E

Dispute Settlement

2

TCH

619E

International Trade Finance

2

 

TMA

 

620E

 Trade in Services

2

KTE

615E

Environmental Economics and Management

2

KTE

634E

Public Economics and Policy

2

TMA

601E

Non-tariff Measures

2

TMA

604E

Trade Policy

2

TMA

619E

Taxes in International Trade

2

 

TMA

 

607E

Agriculture Trade Negotiation and SPS/TBT

2

Graduation Internship

6

Graduation Thesis

6

Total

61

 

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