"International Economics and Trade Policy"

Major1-25 81 01 International Economics and Trade Policy

Program DirectorShmarlovskaya Galina Aleksandrovna

DepartmentDepartment of World Economy

DegreeMaster of Economics

Credits (hours)89 (3347)

Language of instructionEnglish

 Tuition Fee

Master’s Program Introduction
The program is a pioneer Master Degree program at BSEU which is  taught in English. It was launched in 2012. The program is designed by the Department of World Economy, with technical support from the Virtual Institute of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
The program is characterized by the unique set of courses, which has no Russian language equivalent in the Republic of Belarus.

Program mission:
To prepare highly-qualified professionals in the sphere of global economy with practical skills in the area of international economic relations and trade policy

Program goal
To equip graduates with trade-related knowledge and language skills highly required at the international level in today's globalized world economy.

 Master’s Program Description
The graduates will acquire specialist knowledge of the international trading system, in particular the rules and operation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), learn about trade policy regimes of specific countries, as well as regional integration agreements, and complement their knowledge of economics with notions of international economic law and cross-cultural communication. This unique set of skills will prepare them for work both in the government (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic missions and countries' representative offices in international and regional organizations) and the business sector (the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, international trade departments of national companies).

Program Supervisor

Shmarlovskaya, Galina Aleksandrovna, Dr. habil. (economics), professor, department of international business, BSEU.
Authored over 200 publications in Belarus and overseas in the area of global economy, international trade, investment, integration and trade policy. Participated in a number of projects funded by UNCTAD, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, the Ministry of Trade of Belarus.  Supervises academic and research papers of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students.

Training is delivered in English by leading faculty members of the Belarus State Economic University (BSEU), representatives of Belarusian government bodies, and experts from international organizations specialized in international economics and trade policy.

Modern educational methods and technologies, such as simulations exercises, case studies, work with data, work on projects, multimedia resources and videoconferences, are employed in the training process


Core Courses

  • International Microeconomics
  • International Macroeconomics
  • International Trade Theory and Policy
  • International Finance and Capital Markets
  • International Competition and Competitiveness

Program Specific Courses    

  • International Economic Law
  • National Strategies of Transition Economies
  • Econometrics for Trade
  • Cross-cultural Communication for Negotiations
  • WTO Regulations and the International Trading System
  • Regional Trade Agreements
  • Trade in Goods
  • Trade in Services
  • Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Trade Negotiations and Trade Dispute Settlement

Optional courses:

  • Trade Policy of the European Union / Trade Policy of CIS Countries / Trade Policy of African Countries
  • Foreign Direct Investment and International Investment Agreements / Environmental Economics and its International Dimension

Master’s Program Results

The Program provides deep knowledge and builds professional competencies in the area of international business and economics.

Internship options
Ministries and other governmental bodies,
public and private sector enterprises and organizations

Potential areas of employment for graduates
The master's program is focused on training experts for: the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Antimonopoly regulation and trade of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of economy of the Republic of Belarus, other ministries and governmental bodies, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Belarus, Diplomatic missions, national enterprises, representative offices of the Republic of Belarus in international and regional organizations, public and private enterprises and companies, representatives of research organizations, institutions of higher education.

The Program is open for applicants with a bachelor degree (or its equivalent).
Applicants must pass an entrance exam in the field of specialization.

Information for the applicant
The program of entrance tests
Additional testing programs:


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