Mondo International Academy

MA in International Trade

MA in International Trade

International trade is gaining in importance today more than ever before. Companies around the world are interconnecting, creating new trade groupings or concluding international agreements or new partnerships.

Students will gain knowledge of the trends in the development of international trade and its importance for trade agreements. International trade also usually comes with risk factors, such as exchange rates, government policies, the economy, the laws of another country, the judiciary and financial markets that affect trade between countries. All these risks need to be identified and carefully considered in advance. Some risks cannot be predicted in advance, such as currency risk. The natural effort of entrepreneurs is to eliminate business risks as much as possible.

The study of international trade offers students a wide range of innovative solutions designed to gain knowledge and skills to identify risk, support the growth of international trade, orientation in customs, logistics, international trade agreements and more.

Students have the opportunity to use the practical experience of our experts in international trade during consultations.

The graduates of MA study will gain:

  1. advanced knowledge of economics in international trade,
  2. knowledge of business management, business law, transportation and logistics,
  3. knowledge of new conditions for customs, logistics and international trade agreements,
  4. ability to analyse existing theories, methods and interpretations,
  5. knowledge of using appropriate methods in research and diploma thesis development.
  6. ability to carry out an independent, well-defined research project under the guidance of a supervisor,
  7. skills in international trade, innovation and entrepreneurship through practical examples,
  8. ability to consider methods to positively influence the scope of activity and performance of the company,
  9. ability to apply knowledge in complex and independent contexts in practice,
  10. ability to define problems in international trade and/or business strategy, analyse them, draw conclusions and solutions,
  11. ability to select the appropriate contract type for a particular business transaction with various clauses used in international trade.

Form of study:

If the student does not come from the Slovak Republic or does not have the opportunity to come to the study centre, the study is also possible only online.

The distance form of study involves personal participation in the educational process directly at the academy. The number of days depends on the subject of the study programme (please ask for more information directly at the academy).

  1. blended learning
  2. distance form of study

Blended learning is a combination of online study with taking exams and defending project work directly at the academy. Blended learning offers flexible learning opportunities that allow you to combine study with your work or business. During the study, the student is in direct contact with the lector via e-mail or the SEP Online Platform. The online form of study has the character of modern education without regular weekend lectures.

External form 60/40      /         Blended 80/20

The total time leading to qualifications includes:

  1. getting ready for the lesson,
  2. independent research/education without supervision,
  3. working on assignments,
  4. unattended e-learning,
  5. watching pre-recorded podcasts or webinars,
  6. any other form of learning, education or training that is not under the direct supervision of the tutor/teacher, lecturer, supervisor, trainer,
  7. consultations,
  8. exams,
  9. presentations,
  10. defences

Continuous assessment

  1. Entrance test 10%
  2. Case study (oral presentation in PowerPoint or online) 10%
  3. Mid-term quiz (written or online) 30%
  4. Case study (oral presentation in PowerPoint or online) 10%
  5. Final written exam, 10 – 15 pages, Open Book Exam 40%
  6. Total per module: 100%

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MA In International Trade Program

First year

Mandatory modules:

  1. Customs and International costumery
  2. International finance
  3. International Trade – WTO
  4. International Trade organizations
  5. Payment methods in International Trade
  6. Worldwide economy
  7. Business operations
  8. International economic relations
  9. Foreign Language 1 option (English, German, Spanish, France, Russia)

Compulsory modules

  • Transport and Logistic
  • Environmental Economics
  • People Leadership and Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Lobbying
  • Globalization and integration influence on the national economy

Second year

Mandatory modules:

  1. Advance International Trade Law
  2. International logistics
  3. Macroeconomics
  4. Microeconomics
  5. Statistics applied to the international economy
  6. International Tax
  7. Business Law
  8. Economic and trade policy of developing countries
  9. Foreign Language 1 option (English, German, Spanish, France, Russia)
Compulsory modules
  • Taxes
  • Accounting
  • Tax law
  • Strategic management
  • Controlling
  • Foreign trade related banking operations
  • INCOTERMS
  • The economic policy of the European Union
  • Economy and quality of life
  • Employment policy

Third year

1. Mandatory – Methodology:

– work with hypotheses, theories, and models

– Consultations with Mentors

2*. Optional

13 weeks practice in partner companies or SMEs – market analysis/research/questioning

3. Mandatory – Defense of Thesis

Study obligations of the Program Participant

Preparation of semestral works in the form of “Open Book Exam”

Self-study

Research and preparation of master thesis to the extent of 60 pages.