1. WHAT IS REQUIRED?
Beginning in October 2012, the Bamanga Tukur Institute for International Trade and Development, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) is offering an inter-disciplinary programme in International Trade and Development leading to the Master of Science. It is de-signed chiefly to help provide an interdisciplinary perspective on Trade and Development to individuals interested in International Trade and Development Policy Careers.
The programme is open to applicants who possess a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Political Science, Finance, History, Geography or related field or have earned a law degree.
The programme in International Trade and Development is specifically designed to offer the interdisciplinary theoretical foundation necessary for individuals who wish to prepare for careers in these areas and others where a broad perspective on International Trade and Development Policy issues is required
2. WHY UNIPORT?
UNIPORT is committed to academic freedom, tolerance, probity, equal opportunity and respect for cultural diversity.
The programme has flexible schedules for working students. This helps to minimize the impact on students’ work schedules. Best of all, students receive personal attention from outstanding, professionally and active faculty in a small-class environment.
3. WHAT COURSES ARE OFFERED?
Balancing theory and application, the programme is designed to give students an understanding of the issues, concepts, principles, processes and procedures that play key roles in the formulation and implementation of trade and broad macroeconomic policies.
The programme consists of formal courses, field work and research under the guidance of an adviser.
· International Trade Theory and Policy
· Regional Economic Co-operation and Integration
· Development Planning
· Macroeconomic Analysis and
· The History of African Trade
These are few of the courses offered. For a complete listing of programme courses and descriptions, visit www.uniport.edu.ng.
4. WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MASTER’S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT?
The UNIPORT master’s programme in International Trade and Development provides graduates with the knowledge and tools necessary in formulating and implementing international trade and development policies. These skills are vital in many establishments including Trade and Investment Industry, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United Nations, World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international development agencies. Career opportunities include:
· Trade Policy Makers
· Trade Negotiators
· Trade Statisticians/Analysts
· Trade Lawyers
· Import-Export Finance Managers
The programme also provides a strong foundation for those interested in pursuing advanced studies in this area.