International Trade BA

The newly established International Trade degrees (BA and MA) in the Department of Geography prepare students to critically assess the process of globalization operating in the world today, including the growth of multinationals and foreign direct investment, international trade, the internationalization of capital and financial markets, new international divisions of labor, and the rapid development of technology and innovations. These changes are resulting in global restructuring and new patterns of uneven development.  Critical social, economic, and environmental challenges are being faced by corporate decision-makers, government policy makers, and non-governmental organizations. The BA and MA degrees are designed to prepare undergraduates and masters students for a professional and/or academic career in this challenging and exciting world of international business and trade. You will be exposed to a wide-range of perspectives on the global economy, and will develop important skills in policy and data analysis at various geographic scales.

Our students pursue a wide variety of careers with organizations such as local investment and trade promotion agencies, trade and location consulting firms, governmental agencies, and a variety of international service providers (e.g. freight forwarders, customs brokers, international banks, transport carriers, and international trade management companies).


Program Requirements

This degree requires 12 Geography courses and 3 Non-Department courses.

  • GEO 100 Geography Perspectives & World Issues  OR GEO 101 – Earth Systems Science I
  • GEO 102 - Intro to Human Geography  OR  GEO 103 - Global Economic Geographies
  • GEO 120 - Maps and Mapping
  • GEO 211 - Univariate Statistics in Geography
  • GEO 330 - Dynamics of International Business
  • GEO 333 - International Trade
  • GEO 334 - International Business Cultures
  • GEO 425 - Industrial/Business Geography
  • GEO 460 - Geography of Development
  • ECO 181 – Macroeconomics  
  • ECO 182 - Microeconomics                              
  • One Computer Science Course (CSE101, CSE115, MGQ201, MFC101, MFC118)

Three additional Geography Electives at the 300/400 level (excluding GEO496)