Executive Master in Internationalization and Trade - PartnershipsIt's time to build more bridges
IE School of Global and Public Affairs has partnered with the International Trade Centre and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation to design and frame this comprehensive degree in a way that addresses the challenges currently faced by professionals when exploring new markets.
Both partners participate in the Academic Committee of the Executive Master in Internationalization and Trade, which provides advice on the academic plan, assists in the identification of potential professors and review potential opportunities for curricular and non-curricular activities associated to the program, such as capstone projects, seminars, workshops, conferences, networking and career fairs, internships, applied research, academic cases, scholarships, etc.
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International Trade Centre
The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN).The ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets, thereby contributing to sustainable economic development within the frameworks of the Aid-for-Trade agenda and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The ITC’s model of competitiveness frames the academic plan of the program. The model is composed of three capacity pillars –compete, connect and change– that are instrumental to build links to international value chains and become competitive in dynamic interconnected markets. The master benefits from ITC’s experience supporting firms to expand their businesses and advising governments to facilitate their connection to global markets in an inclusive and sustainable manner. Students will learn from ITC’s top experts and practitioners, visit its central offices in Geneva and receive a certificate of excellence issued by ITC. Most importantly, they will benefit from ITC’s networking capacities and advice to advance their careers.
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) is an autonomous entity within the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) created with the purpose of advancing trade to improve the economic condition and livelihood of people across the Islamic world. ITFC deploys its expertise and funds in its 57 member countries across four continents, covering about 20% of the world’s population. ITFC has unique access to governments and works as a facilitator to mobilize private and public resources towards achieving its objectives of fostering economic development through trade. The Corporation helps businesses gain better access to trade finance and provides them with the necessary trade-related capacity building tools in order to help them compete successfully in the global market.
ITFC extensive experience supporting governments, companies and investors has been reflected in the design of the academic plan of the program. A selected group of talented high-potential staff from ITFC will participate in the program as students and will bring to the discussion their experience, knowledge and ideas. In addition, all students will learn from ITFC’s senior experts and will have access to networking and career events organized by ITFC.