The Master of International Trade (MIT) is an online, course-based program that brings together practical experience with academic expertise in a unique and innovative interdisciplinary approach to international trade. Addressing a range of political, economic, commercial, technological, legal and social issues, the program is designed for professionals and practitioners currently engaged in international trade and trade policy in government, international organizations and the private sector, as well as students interested in pursuing a career in international trade.
Delivered through any broadband connection using Blackboard, the online MIT program offers students an alternative means to gain a master’s degree at home or at work, all on their own schedule.
Students enrolled in the online program will study:
- primary economics principles and indicators relevant to international trade;
- public and private legal infrastructure that regulates international trade and trade financing;
- significant policy and practical issues, and strategies associated with the conduct of business across jurisdictional boundaries;
- issues of political organization and government affecting trade between market participants located in two or more states; and
- methodological tools required to read relevant literature and policy reports, as well as to fashion reports and policy papers.
Interaction is a key attribute of this carefully designed program. Through online discussion forums, students can discuss issues and debate ideas with their instructor and fellow classmates. Students also have at their disposal the materials prepared by instructors and access to course guides, readings and online seminars.
The online MIT graduate program is administered through the University of Saskatchewan campus.
The Master of International Trade program consists of nine online courses (27 credit units), all of which are required:
- JSGS 871 - Research Methods in International Trade Policy
- JSGS 872 - International Trade and Commercial Policy
- JSGS 873 - International Trade Theory
- JSGS 874 - International Monetary Economics
- JSGS 875 - Politics of International Trade
- JSGS 876 - International Trade Law
- JSGS 877 - International Sales and Finance Law (International Commercial Transactions)
- JSGS 878 - International Business Environment
- JSGS 879 - The Management of Technology
Students must also register in GSR 960 Introduction to Ethics and Integrity. This is a non-credit course, at no expense to the student.
This online program is intended to be completed in one year; however, students have up to five years to complete all required courses. All students must be registered in at least one course per year.
All applicants must complete a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university.
Students from a wide variety of disciplines - including everything from the fine and liberal arts, to commerce, to law - are eligible. Please note that equivalent academic and experiential preparation or academic preparation in other disciplines may also be considered for the program.
A cumulative weighted average of 70 per cent or better must have been maintained during the final full two years (60 credit units) of undergraduate and/or graduate study before application to the program. Applicants are required to have academic credit for one introductory course in both micro-economics and macro-economics before commencing their course work.
The tuition for the MIT program is $2,040 per three-credit-unit course, with a total of 27 credit units required to complete the program. Tuition is assessed on a per-course basis and is paid before the term in which the coursework is taken. The University of Saskatchewan does not provide financial assistance for students enrolled in the Master of International Trade program.
Please note, tuition and fees are subject to change. Should there be a discrepancy between the information posted on the institution's website and information posted on the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy website, the institution website should be viewed as accurate.
Nominal student fees varying by term are also assessed.
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