Department of International Economics and Trade

I. Department Overview

The Department of International Economics and Trade (ICE) was established in May 1997, and now offers an undergraduate major in International Economics and Trade. The Department was mandated to set up the academic graduate program in International Trade in 2003, and the Master of International Business (MIB) program in 2010. The Department has 15 full-time teachers, including 3 professors, 7 associate professors and 5 lecturers. There are 13 teachers with doctoral degrees, among which 4 have PhDs from prestigious foreign universities, while quite a few have overseas study, exchange and visiting experience. Our faculty includes 5 talented people that are respectively recognized by or as Shenzhen Peacock Plan, Overseas High-Caliber Personnel in Shenzhen, Backup Talent of Shenzhen, Liyuan Scholar of Shenzhen University, and Liyuan Outstanding Youth of Shenzhen University. Our faculty team has also organized and established China Institute of Quality and Economic Development and Shenzhen Education and Scientific Research Expert Studio, which provide not only cutting-edge theories and practical knowledge to promote teaching in this major, but also a platform to facilitate in-depth development of scientific research activities. Over the past five years, teachers of the Department have published more than 50 papers and over 6 monographs and textbooks, and presided over or participated in more than 25 research projects.

II. Undergraduate Education

Training Objectives

The Department of International Economics and Trade aims to cultivate versatile professionals with noble morality, strong humanistic quality and compound knowledge structure. They should have a great sense of social responsibility, strong professional ethics, innovation consciousness, high academic literacy and good adaptability. We are dedicated to help students: 1) clearly understand the basic principles of Marxian economics and the basic theories of Western economics, international economics and international trade; 2) master international trade knowledge and skills; 3) understand the IET operation mechanism and rules, IET rules and practices, and economic and trade policies and regulations across different countries; 4) master the basic content, process and skills for international marketing and cross-border e-commerce; 5) get proficiency in a foreign language and information and communications technology (ICT) required for foreign business activity; 6) be able to engage in real-life business, operation and management, survey and planning, and theoretical research in institutions and government agencies in the fields of foreign trade, finance and securities, etc.

Main Courses

Advanced Mathematics, Political Economy, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Probability and Statistics, Linear Algebra, International Trade, Development Economics, Practice of International Trade, International Economics, Econometrics, and International Business Law


Program Duration: 4 years. Degree: Bachelor of Economics