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International Trade and Economic Policy - unit set code MJ-M30015

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool*, Cloud (online)


Acquire a sound understanding of the economic basis to trade and the institutions and market structures underlying global commerce. Gain the essential background in economics and, in particular, international trade, which business operators need to be successful participants in the global economy.   You will study the economic, political and cultural characteristics of the major trading regions, including North America, Western and Eastern Europe and the Middle East, but with a strong emphasis on Asian trade.

Career opportunities
Graduates can be found working in all aspects of international business, both in Australia and overseas, undertaking roles in trade promotion, government departments, banking and general business management.


MAE101 Economic Principles  

MAE102 The Global Economy  


Plus 2 credit points of units from:

MAE201 Competition and Industry  

MAE202 National Economic Policy  

MAE207 International Welfare Economics  


Plus at least one unit from:

MAE302 Macroeconomics of Open Economies  

MET303/MAE303 International Trade  ^


Depending on the choice above, plus one credit point from:

MAE305 Business and Financial Forecasting  

MAE306 Applied Econometrics for Economics and Finance  

MAE314 Economic Strategy for Business  

MAE322 The Economics of the Environment  

MAE356 Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance  



Students intending to complete the Economics, Quantitative Business Analysis and/or the International Trade and Economic Policy major sequences will need to complete 2 distinct units at level 3 from each of the major sequences.

* Warrnambool students will be required to undertake two units in Cloud (online) mode.


^ MET code denotes study tour version of the unit.

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