Master of Economics in International Trade


This program leads to the degree of Master of Economics, majoring in International Trade. The program is designed to acquaint students with various issues in business and economics with an emphasis on China's rapidly evolving business environment and, to train students in the techniques required to address these issues. After graduation, participants are suitable candidates for positions in multinational companies, financial organizations, or government departments in China or around the world.

Program duration: 2 years full-time study
Teaching language: English
Program commencement: Fall semester
Tuition fees: 90,000RMB in total (for two years)
Application fee: 400RMB

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens generally under the age of 45 at the time of applying, be in good health, and possess a valid passport.
  • Applicants should hold a recognized bachelor's degree or above.
  • Applicants should present a TOEFL certificate with a score of 80 or above, or an IELTS certificate with a score of 6.0 or above, or other certificate of English proficiency from an accredited test. Native English speakers are exempt from this requirement. Applicants who have taken courses in English during their bachelor’s degree studies should provide a medium-of-instruction certificate.
  • The ability to demonstrate relevant professional experience will be given individual consideration.

Program Structure

General courses
(4 credits)
Selected Issues on China
Chinese I 
Foundation core courses
(15 credits)
Advanced Econometrics I 
Advanced Macroeconomics I
Advanced Microeconomics I 
Introductory Mathematical Economics 
Advanced Econometrics II
Major core courses
(9 credits, choose three of four)
Chinese Economy
Chinese Financial Systems
Chinese Taxation
International Trade 
Elective courses
(6 credits)
Other master level non-discipline core courses from WISE and SOE
Advanced Graduate Economics courses from WISE
Seminar / Internship
(1 credit)
Academic Seminars/ Internship
Thesis Thesis Research
(The master’s thesis must be written in English. An abstract in both English and Chinese must be provided.)

Typical Program Course Schedule

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Selected Issues on China
Chinese I 
Advanced Macroeconomics I 
Advanced Microeconomics I 
Advanced Econometrics I 
Introductory Mathematical Economics
Advanced Econometrics II
Chinese Taxation*
Chinese Financial Systems*
Chinese Economy*
Thesis Research
(submit proposal by summer semester)
Internship (optional)

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
International Trade*
Thesis Research
Thesis Research
(submission deadline: March 15)

*Choose three of four.

Contact information

Tel.: +86(0)592-2189805
Address: N106 Economics Building, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China 361005