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H.E. Kjell Magne Bondevik

Former Prime Minister of Norway

Conference of 25 May 2021

Democracy and Human Rights as Basis for Lasting Peace

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BA)
with specialisation in International Economics and Trade


The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations programme, with a specialisation in International Economics and Trade, focuses on advanced topics related to global economics, policies, and economic diplomacy. During this year, students engage in rigorous coursework and practical experiences to deepen their understanding of economic dynamics.



  • To provide students with advanced knowledge of international economics, trade theories, and economic systems.

  • To equip students with the skills to analyse international trade policies and their impact on global economies.

  • To foster critical thinking and problem-solving abilities for addressing complex economic challenges in international relations.

  • To prepare students for careers in international business, trade negotiations, and economic policy analysis.


Career Opportunities:

  • International Trade Analyst

  • Business Negotiator

  • Trade Compliance Specialist

  • Export-Import Manager

  • International Development Officer

  • Economic Diplomat


Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of international trade theories and practices.

  2. Analyse the impact of international trade policies on global economic systems.

  3. Apply economic principles to assess the economic dimensions of international relations.

  4. Conduct research and analysis on international trade trends and market dynamics.

  5. Communicate effectively in cross-cultural business contexts.

  6. Navigate the complexities of international trade negotiations and agreements.

Programme brochure

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SWISS UMEF was founded in 1984, in accordance with Swiss Law, as a higher private education institution in Geneva and is institutionally accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Council, in accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEdA).


SWISS UMEF is also certified by EDUQUA (the Swiss quality label) and has programme accreditation by ACBSP and IACBE.


SWISS UMEF is proud to have been the first private federally accredited institution as a University of Applied Sciences Institute in Geneva.

  • Swiss Accreditation Council

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education

  • CHEA - Council for Higher Education Accreditation

  • EduQua

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