Program Objectives
In our globalized world, international trade has become a must for any company willing to expand its market outside its own boundaries to diversify its activities.

You will get a better understanding of how international markets interact; and therefore be able to seize potential opportunities. You will be learning how to analyze markets, design a trade strategy, establish networks and follow up on clients, market goods and manage trade activities on a global scale.

Your newly acquired knowledge of the realities of international trade will give you and your future employer a significant edge over your competitors.

The Bachelor International Trade is a two semester course with 404 hours of face-to-face classes which are worth 60 ECTS or 26 US credits.

Starting date : October 2016.
Ending date : June 2017.

Fees: €7,300

Prepare a successful international career

This program aims to provide international students with the knowledge and skills required to work efficiently in such a global environment. It focuses on:

  • International Trade Techniques, Import and Export Fundamentals, Managing Business Operations as well as in-depth knowledge of Accounting and Marketing

  •  Practical skills needed for operating in a professional working environment: Intercultural communication and Corporate Management.

Career Opportunities

This course can be directly applied to work in Import-Export, International Sales and Marketing, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management and Human Resources Management.

At a glance

Program operated by

inseec-floating

Initial training

0
year
Duration

Full English

in Chambéry

Intake in October

Accessible after a 2-year post-secondary degree

1st Semester Courses

202 hours / 30 ECTS Credits

2nd Semester Courses

202 hours / 30 ECTS Credits

International Trade 1

Import Export Fundamentals (18h)

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • communicate effectively using basic international business vocabulary with specific emphasis on terms associated with international trade and import / export operations.

  • select between common modes of export in order to fit the business needs of exporting organizations

  • identify factors that indicate strong potential export markets in order to define market selection models or drive market selection systems

Supply Chain Logistics (18h)

How concretely and safely ship goods overseas? Who are the main actors? Which documents are required? How to clear the goods? All these questions will be answered in the International Trade Techniques course.
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to understand the operating procedures of the international trade logistics, use the Incoterms 2010, calculate a freight quotation and select the appropriate insurance policy. They will also learn how to use the main payment terms and have a view of the various tools to protect from exchange rate risk.

International Development 1

Doing Business in Europe (18h)

The course objective is to provide valuable knowledge to students in order to help them understand the discrepancies and common points between European markets. They will learn issues and solutions to trading with Europe from other continents, and doing business within EFTA. The emphasis will be on acquiring the Know how to run a business from the European soil.

Doing Business in Emerging Markets (18h)

This course is specifically positioning the emerging countries in the new global economy. For that matter, students will be introduced to the institutions of emerging markets, explore the differences in context and the role of various actors, analyze opportunities and risks presented by emerging markets as well as the strategies of firms dealing with emerging markets.

Marketing and Accounting 1

Principles of Marketing 1 (18h)

This course is designed to help students understand the role of marketing within society and within a firm and the necessary relationships between marketing and the other functional areas of business. Students will consider the various decision areas within marketing and the tools and methods used by marketing managers for making decisions.
After completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of global marketing, ethics and social responsibility in marketing, market planning and competitive analysis. In addition, they will be given the opportunity to evaluate and formulate marketing strategies.

Principles of Accounting (18h)

The goal is for students to understand the basics of Generally Accounting Accepted Principles and the Financial Statement Analysis. Three main topics will be studied in this course:

  • the business activity cycles : gathering of financial resources, investment in building, machinery, raw materials, creation of products with increased economic value, selling products or services and obtaining of new financial resources

  • the business activity flows: real flows and monetary flow

  • the financial statement: profit and loss accounts and balance sheet

Professional Management Skills 1

Intercultural Communication (18h)

By the end of this course, students will be able to define how our perceptions and cultural values influence attitude and behaviour. They will understand the nature and significance of cultural similarities and differences, and how they manifest themselves in a work environment through presentations, written communication, negotiations, social interaction and telephoning. They will have learned some of the key issues where cultural differences can have an impact on how people communicate and work together.

Effective Communication (18h)

Giving presentations in English is now a common feature of working life. This course teaches the vocabulary and expressions needed to give effective presentations, including composition, structure and delivery techniques.

Introduction to the basics of professional business correspondence in order to establish and maintain good business relationships; mastering the specific vocabulary, methods and layout of professional correspondence, namely business letters and emails.

Leadership and Organisational Management (18h)

This course is designed to help students acquire some basic knowledge of the theories and functions of management in the corporate world. They will be introduced to notions such as CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), motivation and performance, well-being at work, Human Resources management and operations management. Through tests they will have to determine their leadership styles leader and teamwork skills. Eventually they will be assessed on their ability to solve work issues through role plays.

Electives 1

French Beginner (40h)

The objective of this course is for students to understand simple and practical information from everyday life. They will learn how to communicate in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly. At the end of the module they will be able to understand simple and practical information in a domestic and professional environment and to communicate in basic company situations.

or French intermediate (40 hours)

This course is for students who have a good knowledge of basic French grammar and expression. It is designed to help students gain better control of French grammar, vocabulary and expression in a professional context. At the end of the module they will be able to understand the main points of clear input on professional matters and to communicate in tasks requiring a direct exchange of information in professional situations.

Projet culturel (40h)

Ce projet s’adresse aux étudiants qui ont une parfaite maîtrise du français. Il vise à les aider à mieux comprendre le mode de vie et la culture française à travers un rapport et une présentation sur un sujet de leur choix concernant l’aspect culturel, touristique ou économique de la région Rhône Alpes. Cette étude et analyse permettra aux étudiants de mieux appréhender la façon de vivre et de travailler des habitants du pays et plus spécifiquement de la région.

International Trade 2

International Commercial Law (18h)

Students in this course will have a broad overview of international commercial legal topics to ensure that they are familiar with legal issues that commonly arise in international business settings. In addition to developing their basic substantive knowledge of various legal topics, students will also review real life case studies and legal documents to provide a practical point of view as well. Class time will be split between lectures, discussions revolving around assigned readings, and group activities.

International Trade Techniques (18h)

How concretely and safely ship goods overseas? Who are the main actors? Which documents are required? How to clear the goods? All these questions will be answered in the International Trade Techniques course.
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to understand the operating procedures of the international trade logistics, use the Incoterms 2010, calculate a freight quotation and select the appropriate insurance policy. They will also learn how to use the main payment terms and have a view of the various tools to protect from exchange rate risk.

International Development 2

Doing Business in America (18h)

A powerhouse of both innovation and diversity. A Gateway between Asia and Europe. A melting pot of cultural blending. This course is an overview of the most important aspects of international business development in the Americas. Students will gain the fundamental knowledge and learn how to think strategically about the region, which is critical today for any Int. Bus. Manager to succeed in the global economy. We’ll take a look at the key relevant aspects of its business culture, its history, the geopolitical relationships and the latest macroeconomics trends and outlook.

At the end of the course the student will have a basic and yet solid understanding on how to prospect business opportunities, assess and mitigate risk while negotiating and managing corporations in the region.

Introduction to Geopolitics (18h)

This course is designed to help students acquire some basics in geopolitics and international relations. The knowledge acquired will be used for business purposes. Students will study issues such as migration, power, demography, inequality and poverty as well as sustainability. The objective is for them to understand the geopolitical thinking process so as to be able to make a presentation on a contemporary geopolitical issue.

Marketing and Accounting 2

Global Marketing (18h)

This course is designed to help students understand the role of marketing within society and within a firm and the necessary relationships between marketing and the other functional areas of business. Students will consider the various decision areas within marketing and the tools and methods used by marketing managers for making decisions.
After completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of global marketing, ethics and social responsibility in marketing, market planning and competitive analysis. In addition, they will be given the opportunity to evaluate and formulate marketing strategies.

Applied Accounting (18h)

The goal is for students to understand the basics of Generally Accounting Accepted Principles and the Financial Statement Analysis. Three main topics will be studied in this course:

  • the business activity cycles : gathering of financial resources, investment in building, machinery, raw materials, creation of products with increased economic value, selling products or services and obtaining of new financial resources

  • the business activity flows: real flows and monetary flow

  • the financial statement: profit and loss accounts and balance sheet

Professional Management Skills 2

Business Writing (18h)

Applying the fundamentals of the principles and layout of professional correspondence to compose more specialized correspondence to reflect the needs in today’s business workplace including both internal and external promotional or strategic communication, with a particular focus on key language, writing styles and skills.

Ethical Issues in Contemporary Business Management (18h)

Students will acquire a working understanding of what is meant by ‘ethics’, ‘morality’ and ‘values’. They will gain an increased awareness of their own ethical decision making levers and processes, and appreciate the role and importance of ‘ethics’ and ‘values’ in both company activities and in individual and group decision-making. The students are encouraged to reflect on ethics, morality and values, and their role in decision-making in companies today. They will evaluate different types of company behaviour and apply some of the different tools, measures and initiatives in practice to promote ethically and socially responsible decision-making, so gaining an increased awareness of the role of ethics in individual and corporate behaviours and practices.

Consumer Behavior (18h)

In this course, students will understand how important it is to study the consumer behavior in Marketing. They will learn key theories and research from the behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics) that help us understand consumer behavior and they will apply these concepts and theories in developing and evaluating marketing strategies, understanding their value and their limitations.

They will develop their skills in managing and implementing a multi-step group project and practice oral and communication skills.

Electives 2

French Beginner (40h)

The objective of this course is for students to understand simple and practical information from everyday life. They will learn how to communicate in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly. At the end of the module they will be able to understand simple and practical information in a domestic and professional environment and to communicate in basic company situations.

or French intermediate (40h)

This course is for students who have a good knowledge of basic French grammar and expression. It is designed to help students gain better control of French grammar, vocabulary and expression in a professional context. At the end of the module they will be able to understand the main points of clear input on professional matters and to communicate in tasks requiring a direct exchange of information in professional situations.

Projet culturel appliqué (40h)

Ce projet s’adresse aux étudiants qui ont une très bonne maîtrise du français et s’inscrit dans la continuité du projet culturel de S1. Suite à l’étude d’un sujet culturel, économique ou touristique, l’étudiant va mettre en œuvre la réalisation d’un projet concret sous la forme d’un événement pour les étudiants de sa promotion. Il établira un budget, un calendrier et le déroulement précis de l’événement : transport, accompagnement, encadrement, visite, traduction et devra fournir tous les documents justifiant son action, ses contacts son mode de communication.

Requirements

Admission Requirements

This program is opened to anyone who has completed the first two years of higher education (3 years required for students in China), with the level of English language competence needed to follow a year of studies. All classes are taught in English.

English Proficiency: TOEFL IBT 68 or IELTS 5 or TOEIC 650.

French Proficiency: No pre-requisite.

French-as-a-Foreign-Language Instruction included in the program.

You want more information about this Bachelor program?

Feel free to contact us: +33 479 25 33 51

Admission process

Applicants must fill the application form below and return it with the required documents.
They will be then contacted for an interview by a member of our Admission Board.

Documents required with the application form

  • 2 passport-sized photos

  • 1 photocopy of passport or ID

  • 1 copy of diplomas or certificates proving a minimum of 2 years of Higher Education completed (3 years for students in China)

  • transcripts of records,

  • 1 letter of recommendation from one of your professors,

  • Proof of English Proficiency.

Recognition by Chinese Ministry of Education

The INSEEC Chambéry campus is delighted to confirm the Chinese Ministry of Education’s decision to maintain recognition of its Bachelor of International Trade.

The recognition of this degree, initially granted in 2007, under our former name, will allow us to enhance the value of our initiatives and cooperation with regards to:

  • 15 Chinese universities which have signed a cooperation agreement with our campus, format 3+1

  • Our Asian collaborators, who support us in promoting our programs,

  • Our Chinese candidates

  • Our future and former graduates