Postgraduate Certificate International Trade and Investment

Starts on 23.09.2024

Economics, Business and (Public) Management


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Tags: international, invest, investeren, business, handel, export, manager


What do you learn on this postgraduate programme?

This programme produces graduates who can independently conduct international business practices including export, import, sourcing and investing. This knowledge is gained through a combination of academic and practitioner-led courses, complemented by a series of skills and thematic workshops.

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The strengths of our International Trade and Investment programme

  • Unique combination of business, law and investment courses.
  • Exchange opportunities to Washington or Shangai
  • A mixture of academic and practitioner led classes, designed to provide theoretical and practical understanding of the various aspects of international trade and investment.
  • Internship services: students are assisted in obtaining internships.
  • The BDA can provide references and career advice.

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Student reviews of the course
  • Dries Nollet | Alumnus of the Postgraduate Certificate in International Trade and Investment
    "Being able to exchange and challenge different point of views within a group of international students originating from different educational backgrounds was a very enriching experience. ... Collectively applying theory in cases, often inspired on the latest challenges faced by the practitioners themselves, offered a truly unique value to this programme. In today’s world where real-life experiences are valued immensely, this programme offers students a unique value proposition in comparison to other universities. For everyone who wants to broaden his or her interest regarding the various aspects of international trade, regardless of your educational background, I can only highly recommend this programme.”

After graduation

There are various job opportunities open to graduates from this programme, they include export manager, international purchasing manager, investment manager, international sales representative, country manager and institutional relations manager.

Graduates may also move into international business development as well as the banking sector, for example in international trade finance and international investment finance departments, as well as corporate relations. Specialists in international trade and investment can find jobs in international organisations, governmental departments and diplomacy (e.g. Trade Commissioner).

The unique combination of business, law and investment courses provide graduates with a rare breadth of expertise. Alumni have gone on to work in a range of roles at a variety of places including multinationals, SMEs, Association Management companies, start ups and academia.

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Postgraduate Studies
Area of interest:
Economics, Business and (Public) Management
Academic year:
2024 - 2025
Starting date:
Contact person:

VUB Main Campus Etterbeek
Pleinlaan, 2
1050 Elsene

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