About this course
The Master of International Trade (MIT) is a postgraduate programme offered by Perdana University that is designed for professionals and those interested in this field who wish to deepen their knowledge of international trade negotiations and commercial diplomacy. The curriculum is designed to guide and mentor students to understand the rules of international trade and to maximize leverage and influence outcomes when dealing with international negotiation and trading exercises.
- Provide first class training in international trade issues, a sound knowledge of WTO rules and negotiation processes.
- Educate future generations of trade negotiators, business and civil society leaders in Malaysia and from the region.
- Upgrade skills of Government officials at the various Ministries and government departments handling international trade related matters.
- Remedy the limited technical and negotiating capacity of developing countries to understand and participate effectively in trade negotiations of the Doha Development Agenda and the WTO as well as in on-going regional and bilateral FTA negotiations.
The MIT programme consists of 12 modules (8 core and 4 electives) which are arranged to maximize the amount of theoretical and practical knowledge in law, economics, and topics on various areas of trade negotiations, including intellectual property, trade in services, competition law and policy, investment, government procurement, tariff peaks and other residual protection. It can be completed in a minimum of 15 months. The programme culminates with a compulsory module on ‘Simulation of Trade Negotiation’ involving a case study of a trade dispute between countries. The modules will be entirely taught and facilitated by world-renowned and experienced trade negotiators and academicians from across the globe.
- Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent.
- Bachelor’s degree below CGPA 2.50 with 5 years working experience in the relevant field/industry.