Training Program for Master Degree Candidates of International Business

Code:025400 Granting Master Degree of International Business

I. Educational Objectives

The Master Degree Candidates of International Business program is characterized by .highly-qualified, application-oriented and complex international business talented graduates who can engage in the operation and management of international business in foreign-related enterprises and institutions, government sector and social organizations Specific requirements are:

1. Good political ideological quality and professional ethics, have a good knowledge of modern business theory

2. Prefect knowledge of international business, international business analysis and decision-making ability

3. A good command of mastering skills of modern international business practice

4. A higher level of foreign language and cross-cultural communication ability

II. Main Research Areas

1. International trade practice.

2. International investment and multinational management.

3. International business marketing.

4. International business negotiations.

III. The Length of Schooling and Training Mode

Full-time non-directional or directional training mode and two years of schooling.

IV. Credit Requirements and Allocation

Students should obtain at least 41 credits. Courses designed for Master of Economics and Management degree include both required and elective courses for which students should obtain at least 27 credits. Internship and practical training occupies at the minimum of 4 credits.Academic study possesses at least 10 credits. The specific credit allocation can be shown in the following table:

Total credits

≥41 credits

Course credits

≥27credits

Common required courses ≥22 credits,including: 5 credits for University Public Level course, 2 credits for Foreign Language course

Specialized courses ≥22 credits (both major compulsory courses and major elective courses )

supplementary courses, free-choice courses, scores counted, no credits

Internship & practical training

≥4 credits

Internship & practice designed for specialized courses (report included)

2 credits

Required

Professional training (report included)

2 credits

Academic study

≥10 credits

Thesis opening report

1 credit

Required

Thesis interim progress report

1 credit

Required

Master degree thesis

8 credits

Required

 

V. Curriculum Provision and Credit Allocation

Curriculum for Postgraduate Students of International Business

Course

type

Course code

Course name

Hour

Credit

Season

Faculty

Remarks

Required courses for Master degree ≥27 credits

Comsmon required courses ≥5 credits

408.601

Theory and Practice of Scientific Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

36

2

Autumn

School of Marxism

Required

310.961

Business English

48

3

Autumn

School of Economics

Major required courses ≥16credits

310.962

Economic Analysis and Application

32

2

autumn

School of Economics

310.624

International Business Topics Subject

32

2

autumn

School of Economics

Required

310.991

Financial Markets and Institutions

32

2

autumn

School of Economics

310.963

International Trade Policy and Practice

32

2

autumn

School of Economics

310.622

International Investment and Multinational Companies

32

2

spring

School of Economics

310.964

International Business Negotiation

32

2

autumn

School of Economics

310.965

International Business Law

32

2

spring

Faculty of Law

310.802

International Electronic Business

32

2

spring

School of Economics

Major elective courses ≥6 credits

310.702

China’s Economy on Special Subject

32

2

autumn

School of Economics

Any selection

310.623

WTO on Special Subject

32

2

spring

School of Economics

310.632

Enterprise Economic Topics

32

2

autumn

School of Economics

310.966

International Marketing on Topics

32

2

spring

School of Economics

310.636

Industrial Organization Theory

32

2

spring

School of Economics

310.968

International Transportation and Insurance

32

2

spring

School of Economics

310.969

International Business Development and Practice

16

1

spring

School of Economics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

310.967

Statistics for Business and Economics

32

2

autumn

School of Economics

 

Non-required courses for Master degree

supplementary courses

 

Accounting Principles

56

3.5

At least 2 main courses must be selected by students who are not majored in economics and management at undergraduate level, and these courses are scores counted, without credits.

 

Principles of Economics

40

2

 

Statistics

48

3

 

International Trade

48

3

 

Financial Statement Analysis

40

2.5

free-choice courses

 

Any selection can be made by students after getting consent of the supervisor, and those courses are scores counted, without credits.

Internship & practical training ≥4 credits

650.705

Internship & practice designed for specialized courses ( report included)

2

School of Economics

Required

650.706

Professional training (report included)

2

School of Economics

Academic study ≥10 credits

650.708

Thesis opening report

1

School of Economics

650.709

Thesis interim progress report

1

School of Economics

650.710

Master degree thesis

8

School of Economics

 

VI. Internship and Practical Training

To strengthen practice teaching, students are required to participate in teaching practice both inclass and internship bases.

Evaluation in the following mode:

Internship & practice designed for specialized courses(report included):students are required to take an internship in companies and submit internship program. A summary report is also required to be written and signed by the director, and 2 credits can be obtained after passing the evaluation.

Professional training(report included):students are required to.submit the training summary report, 2 credits can be obtained after passing the evaluation.

VII. Degree Thesis

1. Thesis writing and defense conditions

Thesis should be completed by postgraduates independently. They must have enough work (at least 1 year). On the basis of first-hand information to learn more about the field of international business practices and flexibility to apply their knowledge of international business, they put forward the implementation of the guiding significance on enterprise development programs and initiatives.

2. Topic selection and form requirements

Thesis can be theoretical and policy studies, international business case analysis, international market research report, business plan, the project feasibility report, and other forms. Problem oriented research and case studies are advocated.

3. Requirements of thesis opening report

Literature review and thesis proposal should be turned in at the beginning of the third semester. The research proposal including: ①the subject; ②research background; ③research content and research situation about the selected topic; ④the main problem need to be solved and difficulties; ⑤research method; (6) schedule, etc.

Before writing the dissertation, students should put forward their proposals and writing plans. After supervisor’s agreement and though the supervisor group composed of 3 to 5 supervisors’ proposal defense, its need to submit to the faculty secretary office for the record.

4. Requirements of interim evaluation

A student should complete all the course work, get no less than 27 credits, finish proposal defense, pass the mid-term assessment and go on with the thesis writing.

5. Thesis review and defense requirements

Master’s degree thesis should have analysis and research on international business problems, apply advanced financial theories and methods to concrete problems, give advice and suggestion to solve the relevant problems. In addition to the academic paper, thesis could be case study, research report, specific investigation report.

VIII. Degree-granting

The candidates who have obtained the required credits and meet the relevant requirements are qualified to graduate and get their postgraduate diploma; Huazhong University of Science and Technology grant those postgraduates whose degree thesis pass the defense and review of School Degree Evaluation Committee, even meet all the graduation requirements, the international business degree.