Bachelor of Economics in International Economics and Trade (Top Up)

The degree is provided by XIAMEN University. XIAMEN University ranks among the top 10th in China and is internationally recognized as a comprehensive university with distinctive educational features, a full spectrum of disciplines, and qualified faculty.

The origin of the programme is to design to meet the needs of the government, enterprises and scientific research institutes. The students are expected to have a solid theoretical foundation in economics and trade, master the basic knowledge and basic skills of international trade, understand the current situation of international economic and trade development, international trade rules and practices, as well as China's foreign trade policies and the socio-economic situation of major countries and regions. At the same time, they should have a strong adaptability, practical ability and innovative spirit and master the operation of computer. They would be equipped with the ability to work in the economic and trade departments, enterprises and government agencies in the import and export business after graduation.

Programme Aims

To meet the needs of social and economic development, this program aims to cultivate talents with innovative spirit and practical ability by adhering to the principle of “cultivating high-quality innovative talents” and following the personnel training mode of “wide-caliber, profound foundation, academic proficiency, strong ability and high-quality" and the guideline of “comprehensive training, laying a solid foundation, multi-directional development, professional orientation, ability training, and focus on quality”.

The overall aim of the Bachelor of management in International Economics and Trade studies is to:

  • Provide students with knowledge of introductory economics and expose them to microeconomic and macroeconomic applications of theory.
  • Provide students with solid foundation for their future career on management and further study on managerial science.
  • Provide students with the theory of International Trade and its policy, focusing on the analysis of the most important issues of International Trade of goods, International Trade of services, multinational corporations and regional economic integration, combined with the actual situation of China's accession to WTO
  • Provide students with knowledge of the contribution of international purchasing and supply to the competitiveness and profitability of domestic companies and will allow them to explain the reasons why businesses are prepared to procure internationally.
  • Provide some information on fundamental principles and theories which are closely associated with the international trade payment. Making the learners familiarize with the customs and practice in international trade payment
  • Enable students to apply specialised, up-to-date knowledge within specific areas of E-Commerce, utilising a work based learning approach where relevant.
Learning Outcomes 

Graduates should be able to understand and apply, within the context, basic theories and concepts from the following generic areas:

  • Management
  • Economics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Law
     

 On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of economic concepts and principles
  • Develop general knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts, principles and standards that are applied when preparing a set of limited company accounts for annual or other reporting purposes.
  • Interpret financial data and carry out statistical and financial analysis
  • Demonstrate cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
  • Show an understanding of accounting and finance principles and practices in the context of their chosen specialisation
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of the ways in which regulation and legislation impact on and are relevant to international business  
  • Develop an understanding of the measures commonly employed by organisations to monitor performance in their core business sectors.
  • Demonstrate  effective use of communication and information technology for business applications
Course Duration

Full Time/Part-time course: 24 months

Students attend lessons 3 hours per day plus directed/independent study from Monday to Friday

Part-time classes will include evening classes (2 evenings a week) with either additional classes on alternate Fridays or Saturday workshops.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, Seminars, Exercises, Case studies, Mini-cases, Analysis of reports, Presentations, Discussion, Online learning, Computer simulation, Self-study

Course Intakes

Full-time/Part-time:

January, April, July, October

Each intake will comprise of 8 weeks of formal classes, two weeks of self-study class plus one week for exams.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement: 

Students, who have successfully completed either of the following:

  • LSBF Higher Diploma in International Business (Mandarin)
  • LSBF Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Mandarin)
  • LSBF Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (Mandarin)
  • LSBF Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Mandarin)
  • LSBF Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (Mandarin)
  • Polytechnic Diploma in a non-relevant field
  • Students, who have higher diploma or advanced diploma qualifications in relevant fields, will be assessed case-by-case and subjected to university approval.
     

Minimum Language Entry Requirement:

  • Students who pursue CBD programmes delivered in Mandarin MUST achieve a Pass in Mandarin Language in Year 11 High School qualification or equivalent.

Minimum Age:

  • 20 years or above
Modules Synopsis
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics: Theory and Practice
This module is designed to build on students’ knowledge of introductory economics and expose them to microeconomic and macroeconomic applications of theory. It establishes the framework for future courses by providing students with an overview of fundamental micro and macroeconomic concepts. The course allows the introduction of current issues in economics and provides an opportunity for students to analyze and evaluate these issues.

Principles of management
This module is the foundation course on the subject of management. Management is essential to every organization and to the society in general. For students major in economics and management, taking a course on management lays the solid foundation for their future career on management and further study on managerial science.

E-Commerce
Meshing technology and network economy theories and rapid development of network economy are the main topics of the lecture; a comprehensive guide to the characteristics and principles of e-commerce, mode and applications of electronic commerce technology, and network marketing principles and means, electronic banking (including online banking, online insurance and online securities trading), logistics information and electronic supply chain, also involves data mining technology, and relationship between customers and management as essential knowledge; the electronic government and E-government construct, electronic community, and network media, also refers to some knowledge of electronic laws and regulations. 

Statistics
The course is one of the basic courses for students majoring in Economic and Business Management. Students who take this module should have some fundamental knowledge of calculus and linear algebra.  This course will focus on the applications of statistical approaches in facing financial problems. The main contents include statistics description and statistical inference, where the first one focuses on data collection and presentation while the second emphasizes on using statistical analysis approaches to help in decision making.

Financial Statement Analysis
This course is designed to develop general knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts, principles, and standards, which are applied when preparing a set of limited company accounts for annual or other reporting purposes. This includes the way in which accounting concepts relate to Chinese company law and, ultimately, determine accounting practice.

International Settlements
The international settlement is a course of integrating theory with practice. It puts emphasis on the application of theory into actual business operations. Providing some information on fundamental principles and theories which are closely associated with the international trade payment. Making the learner familiarize with the customs and practice in international trade payment. International settlements is also a course of Chinese banking business linking up with the worlds’ banking business, which lays stress on handling international business in accordance with international practice.

International Trade
This course is systematically expound the theory of International Trade and its policy, focusing on the analysis of the most important issues of International Trade of goods, international trade of services, multinational corporations and regional economic integration, combined with the actual situation of China’s access to WTO, and afterwards will analyse the current situation of the actual stage of the development of Chinese foreign trade after its access to WTO.

Studies of International Trade Dispute Cases
This course is based on “International Trade” and other related professional courses, selecting worldwide disputes and cases in the field of international trade. To enable students to master expertise and in-depth knowledge research regarding to the key theories and acquire a better understanding of International economics and trade in practical work. 

International Purchasing
Global sourcing or international sourcing, refers to the use of global resources to find supplier and looking for products with good quality and reasonable price, which is a new channel of international trade. The course introduces basic strategies of international procurement and the specific procedures of doing procurement, as well as emerging procurement methods and future trends.  

Money and Banking
The course introduces the function of money in economics, the operations of financial institutions and financial markets as well as major concerns in money and banking. The content includes:  money economics, money regulations, credit, financial system, financial markets, financial innovation, banking management, banking supervision, money supply and demand, interest rate, monetary policies, inflation and etc. after this course, students are able to establish an analytical framework to study money, banking and financial markets.

Thesis writing for a B.A. Degree
The course covers guiding principles, writing skills and samples of thesis writing by other candidates.  The course can be roughly divided into two parts:  part one introduces the procedure of thesis writing, from choosing an appropriate topic to typesetting; part two introduces how to write each part of a thesis, from tittle, abstract, introduction to acknowledgement, introduction, contents, conclusion, reference.

Attendance Requirements
  • STP holders – 90%  
  • Non-STP holders – 75%
Assessment, Graduation and Awards

Assignment: 30%
Final Exam: 70%                                     

Student must achieve an overall passing grade of 60%. If students fail to achieve an overall passing grade of 60%, LSBF will help students register with the university and retake the module. No direct re-sit examination is allowed.  

Graduation and Awards

  • Student must complete and pass all the modules (60% and above) before proceeding to graduation thesis stage.
  • After possible revision(s) to the thesis and upon fulfilment of all necessary requirements, the thesis committee will recommend to the University to award the Bachelor’s Degree. 
Teacher Student Ratio
1 Teacher : 60 Students

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