I. Educational Objective

The Major aims to build compound talents with overall command of economics, management, fundamental theories and practical skills of international trade, rules, operation mechanism, and development trends of international economics and trade. The students are expected to form an international outlook with strong abilities of international communication and trade practice. Also, the Major focuses on developing students' communication ability in Chinese to better understand the Chinese economy and culture, as well as their occupational disciplines, social adaptability, and innovative abilities. In so doing, students can engage in international business, international management, foreign trade marketing and so on in their native countries, international organizations, multi-national enterprises, and related units after graduation. They can also contribute their effort to the relationship between China and their native countries.

Major features

1. Balanced language teaching and professional course teaching

Professional courses are taught in English, and Chinese language and cultural course are provided for international students. Through the integration of cultural and professional course, students’ professional quality and Chinese communicative ability are strengthened.

2. Diversified teachers

To ensure the course quality, the Major is equipped with a high-professional-quality teaching tea with diversified disciplines and age groups, including foreign teachers, overseas masters, and top Chinese teamers.

3. Pragmatic professional course content

By responding to the “Belt and Road” Initiative, the talent development pattern has been optimized in virtue of Hunan Province and China’s industry advantages, which pays close attention to the introduction of Chinese culture and China’s foreign policies on economy and trade. The professional course is well-directed, including international marketing, international trade practice, foreign trade documentation formulation and review, international trade payment and financing, business negotiation, international economic cooperation, etc.

4. Practical teaching system featured by cooperations of college and enterprises

With emphasize on practical teaching and the development of theoretical application abilities, the Major has established an international trade simulation practice center. A “Four-Sphere-Integrated” practical teaching platform is in place, including classroom training platforms, laboratory platforms, simulation training platforms, and social practice platforms, which are able to conduct various training and practice, such as in-class skills training, professional cognition internship, market research practice, cross-border E-commerce practice, international trade simulation practice, and graduation field work. Also, the college has established several practice bases with local enterprises to carry out in-depth cooperations and contractual development projects.

II. Requirements and Supports


1. Comprehend fundamental principles of economics and modern enterprise management, and know about discipline development trend;

2. Comprehend fundamental theories and rules of international trade, and know about the status quo of international economy and trade;

3. Understand the history and status quo of China’s foreign trade, China’s commercial culture and rules, as well as foreign economic policies and regulations;

4. Learn to conduct trade and economic surveys and analyses with quantitative methods, carry out international trade practice and settle practical problems using trade rules and usages;

5. Form an international outlook and strong innovative awareness, develop good presentation and communication abilities, use Chinese to engage in works related to the economy, trade, and culture, and contribute to the cooperation and communication between China and their native countries.


1. Policy support: According to the 2015-2017 Overseas Study Action Plan released by Ministry of Education of CPC, China will focus on developing innovative talents, non-common language talents, international organization talents, regional and national research talents, and outstanding international talents. Also, it is stated in the Annual Report on the Development of Chinese Students Studying Abroad (2017) that, China has made significant breakthroughs in the support of international students studying in China and related scholarships. A succession of desired policies have been issued, such as the “Belt and Road” Initiative education actions, the “Belt and Road” Initiative university alliance, bilateral agreements and mutual recognition of degrees, and the “Silk Road” government scholarship. Moreover, in accordance with the No.42 Order Regulations on Admission and Development of International Students released by Ministry of Education, Foreign Affairs, and Public Security, the admission, development, and management of international students have been standardized. All the policies above have pointed out a clear direction for international students studying in China.

2. Faculty support: The Major has a high-professional-quality teaching team with 63 full-time teachers (some are from College of Economics and College of Business), including 22 teachers with senior professional rankings, accounting for 34.9%. 11 teachers have doctoral degrees, accounting for 17.7%, and 50 with master’s degrees (13 doctoral candidates), accounting for 79.4%.

3. Facility support: 4 computer rooms are equipped for course like computer software application, management information system, quantitative methods in business; the international economy and trade practice software (including international trade practice, foreign trade documentation formulation and review, and cross-border E-commerce) has satisfied the practical demands for all teaching processes. 5 language labs are equipped for Chinese language and culture course. The International College has a collection of over 8,000 books and 60 domestic and foreign journals. With all these teaching facilities, international students will have a high-quality education experience here.

III. Main Discipline


IV. Curriculum

Microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, introduction to international trade, international trade practice, introduction to world economy, international business law, international marketing, international finance, international payment and financing, business accounting, E-commerce, international trade geography, foreign trade correspondence, business negotiation, international investment, introduction to foreign trade of China, etc.

V. Duration

  • Standard: 4 years;
  • Flexible: 3-6 years

VI. Credits Required

164 credits (not including 12 credits for the “Second Class” activities)

VIII. Practical Learning

1. Chinese language practice culture camp;

2. Xiang-Chu culture camp;

3. Professional cognition internship;

4. Market research practice;

5. Cross-border E-commerce practice;

6. International trade process simulation training;

7. International trade post internship;

8. International economics and trade graduation fieldwork and thesis.

IX. Requirements on the “Second Class” Activities

The Second Class is designed to guide self-study, encourage students to take part in scientific research, technological development, academic competition, literary and artistic creation, vocational competitions, and other social activities. By doing so, students’ interests and potential are aroused, and their innovative and career consciousnesses, as well as practical abilities, are developed.

The Second Class requires students to complete all 12 credits for graduation I various forms (related to professional courses), including 2 credits for enrollment education, 2 credits for social practice and work (compulsory), 4 credits for Chinese language extracurricular training (compulsory), 1 credit for psychological health education practice (compulsory), and 3 credits for innovation and entrepreneurship practice.

X. Curriculum Provision, Credit Allocation, and Required Credits

Students are granted education upon fulfilling all the credits required in the following Figure.

Figure of Curriculum Provision, Credit Allocation, and Required Credits

XI. Instructive Undergraduate Teaching Schedule

See the following Figure 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Figure 1 CSUFT Instructive Undergraduate Teaching Schedule (Compulsory Course)
Major: International Economics and Trade (international students taught in English)

Figure 2 CSUFT Instructive Undergraduate Teaching Schedule (Optional Course)
Major: International Economics and Trade (international students taught in English)
Figure 3 CSUFT Instructive Undergraduate Teaching Schedule (Professional Practice)
Major: International Economics and Trade (international students taught in English)
Figure 4 CSUFT Instructive Undergraduate Teaching Schedule (Second Class)
Major: International Economics and Trade (international students taught in English)
Figure 5 CSUFT Undergraduate Credit Allocation
Major: International Economics and Trade (international students taught in English)

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Last updated November 6, 2018
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