TITLE: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

MAJOR: International Economics

CODE7310106

MODE OF EDUCATION: Full-time

DURATION: 4 years

(Issued together with Decision No.  /QĐ-DHNH dated 2018 by Rector of Banking University Hochiminh City)

 

1. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

1.1 Overall objectives:

This undergraduate course covers, with a focus on both theory and empirics, advanced topics in economics, especially in interntional economics. The course will appeal to students who are seeking an in-depth background of economics field as well as a professional career.

 

1.2 Learning outcomes:

 

Knowledge and understanding:

-   To provide students with an academic training in the principles of economics and international economics.

-   To provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills constructively to international economics and the associated policies.

-   To allow students, through the study of economics, to acquire critical, analytical and research skills, problem-solving skills, and transferable skills.

 

Personal and professional skills

-   Analyse a specified problem and choose the most suitable methods for its solution in economics and international economics.

-   Assess the relative merits of a range of theories, techniques and tools needed to articulate arguments and policies.

-   Synthesise and interpret information from a range of sources (lectures, classes, journals, books, etc.) developing a critical evaluation of the importance and relevance of the sources to an area of study in economics.

-   To allow students, through the study of economics and international economics, to acquire critical, analytical and research skills, problem-solving skills, and transferable skills.

- To provide students with a foundation for further studies in economics, international economics.

- To provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills constructively to international economics and the associated policies.

- To provide students with a foundation for further studies in economics, international economics and allied disciplines.

 

2. CAREER PROSPECTS

-   Graduate students in International Economics will have the opportunity to work at domestic and international organisations or universities with the variety positions from professionals to experts in logistics, foreign trade, market develop, international remittance, FDI entrepreneurs, multinational companies, … to management levels in governmental sectors as well as researchers or lecturers at university and so on. Our degrees are highly regarded by employers and our graduates are very successful in the job market.

 

3. ACADEMIC PROGRAM TIMELINE

The academic program timeline designed for this curriculum is 4 years, including 8 main semesters and 3 summer semesters. In the first 7 main semesters, students mainly study in their classrooms. The remaining semester is for internship and either thesis writing or coursework option. Students can register to redo a course to improve their scores or do a course at an earlier stage during the main and summer semesters. The summer semester is organized in response to students’ need.

Students can accumulate their credits earlier than usual to complete their program 1.5 years before the designed academic training timeline. They can also delay their learning, but the extension should be no more than 2 years in comparison with the actual program.

 

4. TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS

The program includes 129 credits. In addition, 5 credits in Physical Education and 8 credits in Defense Education are also required.

 

5. ADMISSION

Enrollment for this undergraduate program will be complied with the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). Admission patterns include reviewing:

-   The results of the National University Entrance Exam

-   The academic results in high school (by checking the academic record booklet)

-   Admission Approval is also admitted for students who did not take the Entrance Exam (following the regulations of MOET)

 

6. EDUCATIONAL PROCESS AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The educational process is strictly regulated by current MoET and BUH policies.

 

7. GRADING SYSTEM

The 10- point scale is employed in assessing students’ scholastic achievements. Other scales are only for reference and comparison purposes.

 

8. REFERENCE

8.1. Curriculum – International Economics issued in 2014 by British Columbia University, Canada

8.2. Curriculum – International Economics issued by Schiller International University, USA

8.3. Curriculum – International Economics issued by Texas University of Technologies British Columbia University, USA

8.4. Curriculum – International Economics issued by Belmont University, USA

8.5. Curriculum – Foreign Economics by University of Foreign Trade, Vietnam

8.6. Curriculum – Foreign Economics by University of Economics and Law, Vietnam

 

9. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

No.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

No. of courses

No. of credit

Weighting

1.1

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAJOR

11

25

19,4

1.2

FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPECIALIZATION

18

51

39,5

1.3

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

16

53

41,1

 

TOTAL

45

129

100

10. TRAINING PROGRAM

No.

COURSES

No. of Credits

Pre-requisite (*)

1.1

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

25

 


Compulsory

23


1.1.1

The Basic Principles of Marxism and Leninism 1

2

 

1.1.2

The Basic Principles of Marxism and Leninism 2

3

1.1.1

1.1.3

Ho Chi Minh Ideology

2

1.1.1, 1.1.2

1.1.4

The Revolutionary Lines of the Vietnamese Communist Party

3

1.1.1, 1.1.2

1.1.5

Advanced Mathematics 1

2

 

1.1.6

Advanced Mathematics 2

2

1.1.5

1.1.7

Theory of Probability and Statistics

3

1.1.5, 1.1.6

1.1.8

Econometric Model

2

1.1.6, 1.2.2

1.1.9

Theory of State and Law

2


1.1.10

Scientific Research Method

2

1.2.9


Optional (Students select 01 out of 03 courses)

2

 

1.1.11

Fundamentalsof Vietnamese Culture

2

 

1.1.12

Psychology

2

 

1.1.13

Logic

2

 

1.2

FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAJOR

51

 


Compulsory

48

 

1.2.1

Microeconomics

3

 

1.2.2

Macroeconomics

3

1.2.1

1.2.3

Introduction to International Economics

2

 

1.2.4

Principles of Accounting

3

1.2.2

1.2.5

International Economics

3

1.2.1, 1.2.2

1.2.6

Business Law

3

1.1.9

1.2.7

Fundamentals of Management

2

 

1.2.8

Principles of Marketing

2

 

1.2.9

Econometrics

3

1.1.7, 1.2.2

1.2.10

Applied Informatics

3

1.2.9

1.2.11

Theory of Finance and Currency

3

1.2.1, 1.2.2

1.2.12

Financial Markets and Institutions

3

1.2.11

1.2.13

Corporate Finance

3

1.2.4, 1.2.11

1.2.14

Taxation

3

1.2.2, 1.2.11

1.2.15

Investment Project Appraisal

3

1.2.13

1.2.16

English for Specific Purposes 1

3

 

1.2.17

English for International Economics

3

1.2.16

 

Optional (Students select 01 out of 03 courses)

3

 

1.2.18

History of Economic Theories

3

1.2.1, 1.2.2

1.1.19

Development Economics

3

1.2.1,1.2.2

1.1.20

Public Economics

3

1.2.1, 1.2.2

1.3

FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPECIALIZATION AND PROFESSION

53

 


FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPECIALIZATION

17

 

 

Compulsory

17

 

1.3.1

International Trade Policy

3

1.2.5

1.3.2

International Finance

3

1.2.2, 1.2.5

1.3.3

International Trade

3

1.2.1, 1.2.2

1.3.4

International Investment

3

1.2.5, 1.2.13

1.3.5

International Payment

3

1.2.11

1.3.6

Applied Econometrics (for International Economics)

2

1.2.5, 1.2.9


FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROFESSION

36


 

Compulsory

24

 

1.3.7

International Business Strategy

3

1.2.7, 1.3.3

1.3.8

Foreign Trade Operations

3

1.2.5

1.3.9

International Logistics

3

1.2.5, 1.3.8

1.3.10

International Business Negotiation

3


1.3.11

Internship

3

In terms of educational policies

1.3.12

Thesis

9

In terms of educational policies


Thesis equivalent by coursework (Students select 02 out of the courses 1.3.13-1.3.20 and 01 out of the following)

9



Optional (Students select 02 out of the following courses)

6


1.3.13

International Integration Economics

3

1.2.5

1.3.14

International Macroeconomics

3

1.3.2

1.3.15

Investment Economics

3

1.2.13

1.3.16

Management Economics

3

1.2.1, 1.2.9

1.3.17

Development Finance

3

1.2.2

1.3.18

Newly-Emerging Market Economies

3

1.2.5, 1.3.3

1.3.19

International Investment Analytics

3

1.2.5, 1.3.4

1.3.20

International Project Management

3

1.2.13


Optional (Students select 02 out of the following courses)

6


1.3.21

Insurance

3

1.1.7, 1.2.13

1.3.22

Corporate Finance Analytics

3

1.2.13

1.3.23

Foreign Exchange Trade

3


1.3.24

Legislation on Commercial Goods and Services

3


1.3.25

International Accounting 1

3


1.3.26

Entrepreneurship

3

1.2.8, 1.2.13

1.3.27

Supply Chain Management

3

1.2.7, 1.2.8

1.3.28

Electronic Commerce

3


1.3.29

Electronic Marketing

3

1.2.8, 1.3.28

Notes: (*) Pre-requisite courses (if any) are referred to by these reference numbers (in this column).

11. TRAINING PROGRAM BY SEMESTERS

11.1. Semester 1

No. (*)

COURSES

No. of Credits

1.1.1

The Basic Principles of Marxism and Leninism 1

2

1.1.5

Advanced Mathematics 1

2

1.2.1

Microeconomics

3

1.2.7

Fundamentals of management

2

1.1.11, 1.1.12, 1.1.13

Optional

2

 

Defense Education

8

 

Physical education 1

1

 

TOTAL

20

11.2. Semester 2

No. (*)

COURSES

No. of Credits

1.1.2

The Basic Principles of Marxism and Leninism 2

3

1.1.6

Advanced Mathematics 2

2

1.1.9

Theory of State and Law

2

1.2.2

Macroeconomics

3

1.2.4

Principles of Accounting

3

1.2.8

Principles of Marketing

2

1.2.11

Theory of Finance and Currency

3

 

Physical education 2

1

 

TOTAL

19

11.3. Semester 3

No. (*)

COURSES

No. of Credits

1.1.3

Ho Chi Minh Ideology

2

1.1.7

Theory of Probability and Statistics

3

1.1.8

Econometric Model

2

1.2.5

International Economics

3

1.2.9

Econometrics

3

1.2.10

Applied Informatics

3

1.2.13

Corporate Finance

3

 

Physical Education 3

1

 

TOTAL

20

11.4. Semester 4

No. (*)

COURSES

No. of Credits

1.1.4

The Revolutionary Lines of the Vietnamese Communist Party

3

1.2.6

Business Law

3

1.2.12

Financial Markets and Institutions

3

1.2.3

Introduction to International Economics

2

1.1.10

Scientific Research Method

2

1.2.18, 1.2.19, 1.2.20

Optional

3

 

Physical education 4

1

 

TOTAL

17

11.5. Semester 5

No. (*)

COURSES

No. of Credits

1.2.14

Taxation

3

1.2.15

Investment Project Appraisal

3

1.2.16

English for Specific Purposes 1

3

1.3.2

International Finance

3

1.3.3

International Trade

3

1.3.6

Applied Econometrics (for International Economics)

2

 

Physical education 5

1

 

TOTAL

18

11.6. Semester 6

No. (*)

COURSES

No. of Credits

1.2.17

English for International Economics

3

1.3.1

International Trade Policy

3

1.3.5

International Payment

3

1.3.8

Foreign Trade Operations

3

1.3.13 – 1.3.20

Optional (specialization and profession) 1

3

1.3.21 – 1.3.29

Optional (supplementary courses) 1

3

 

TOTAL

18

11.7. Semester 7

No. (*)

COURSES

No. of Credits

1.3.4

International Investment

3

1.3.7

International Business Strategy

3

1.3.9

International Logistics

3

1.3.10

International Business Negotiation

3

1.3.13 – 1.3.20

Optional (specialization and profession) 2

3

1.3.21 – 1.3.29

Optional (supplementary courses) 2

3

 

TOTAL

18

11.8. Semester 8

No. (*)

COURSES

No. of Credits

1.3.11

Internship

3

1.3.12

Thesis or Thesis equivalent by coursework

9

 

TOTAK

12

Notes: (*) The numbers in this column refer to the ones in the first column of the table in the Training Program.

 


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