BS in International Trade and Finance

Shorelight - Louisiana State University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 29,800

Course Accredited By

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
International Trade & Finance is a specialized course of study of the international dimensions of economics. Alfred Marshall, one of the intellectual giants of economics, defined economics as “... a study of mankind in the ordinary business of life”.
  • As such, microeconomics provides a framework for analyzing decisions made by individuals and firms, especially decisions concerning the allocation of scarce resources and the implications of those decisions for both the decision-maker and the wider society. Macroeconomics, which uses the foundations provided by microeconomics, focuses on the determinants of economic aggregates like the price level and national output and studies the effects of monetary and fiscal policy on these aggregates.

BS in International Trade & Finance

The Bachelor of Science in International Trade & Finance is a 120-hour program with several learning objectives for students:

  • Identify the role of supply and demand in a market economy.
  • Identify the necessary conditions for market economies to function well.
  • Discuss market system advantages and pricing.
  • Understanding of the economic role of government policy and the Federal Reserve.
  • Identify policy options and their effectiveness.
  • Understanding importance of international relations to trade and finance.

Empirical Economic Analysis Concentration

  • An empirical economic analysis concentration is available to BS and BA majors in economics and ITF majors. The concentration provides majors with skills in analyzing business and economic data to solve real world problems.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 50

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must be 17 years old at the time of entry
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

Semester 1

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001, MATH 1021; 2.3 Cumulative GPA.

  • ECON 2000 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3 Cr)
  • MATH 1021 College Algebra (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr) 1
  • General Education course - Arts (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ISDS 1102, MATH 1431; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA.

  • ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Cr)
  • MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3 Cr)
  • Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1 (3 Cr) 2
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr) 1
  • ISDS 1102 Introduction to Management Information Systems for Business Majors (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ACCT 2001, ECON 2000; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA.

  • ACCT 2001 Introductory Financial Accounting (3 Cr)
  • ECON 2035 Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity (3 Cr) 3
  • ISDS 2000 Business Statistics and Analytics I (3 Cr)
  • Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (3 Cr) 4
  • General Education course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4

CRITICAL: ECON 2010; ISDS 2000; Admission to the College; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA.

  • ACCT 2101 Introductory Managerial Accounting (3 Cr) 4
  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 2001 Business Statistics and Analytics II (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr) 1
  • Elective (3 Cr) 5
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 2000; ACCT 2101.

  • FIN 3716 Principles of Finance (3 Cr)
  • ECON 4720 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 3115 Introduction to Operations Management (3 Cr)
  • MGT 3200 Principles of Management (3 Cr)
  • MKT 3401 Principles of Marketing (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6 

  • BLAW 3201 Business Law (3)
  • ECON 4710 Aggregate Economic Analysis (3 Cr)
  • POLI 2057 Introduction to International Politics (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • ECON Elective (3 Cr) 5
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • ECON 4520 International Trade (3 Cr)
  • International Business Requirement (3 Cr) 6
  • Gen Ed Course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • Econ Elective (3Cr) 5
  • Business Elective (3Cr) 5
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

  • ECON 4550 International Finance (3)
  • MGT 3830 Strategic Management (3)
  • International Business Requirement (3)6
  • Electives (6)5
  • Total Semester Hours: 15
  • 120 Total Sem. Hrs.

Area of Concentration

Empirical Economic Analysis

Semester 1

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001, MATH 1021; 2.3 Cumulative GPA.

  • ECON 2000 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3 Cr)
  • MATH 1021 College Algebra (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr)1
  • General Education course - Arts (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ISDS 1102, MATH 1431; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA.

  • ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 1102 Introduction to Management Information Systems for Business Majors (3 Cr)
  • MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3 Cr)
  • Oral and Written Communication Requirement 1 (3 Cr) 2
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr) 1
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 3

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ACCT 2001, ECON 2000 ; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA.

  • ACCT 2001 Introductory Financial Accounting (3 Cr)
  • ECON 2035 Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity (3Cr) 3
  • ISDS 2000 Business Statistics and Analytics I (3 Cr)
  • Oral and Written Communication Requirement 2 (3 Cr) 4
  • General Education course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 4

CRITICAL: ISDS 2000; ECON 2010; Admission to the College; 2.3 Business GPA; 2.6 Cumulative GPA.

  • ACCT 2101 Introductory Managerial Accounting (3 Cr) 4
  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 2001 Business Statistics and Analytics II (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3 Cr)1
  • Elective (3 Cr) 5
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 5

CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 2000; ACCT 2101.

  • FIN 3716 Principles of Finance (3 Cr)
  • ECON 4710 Aggregate Economic Analysis (3 Cr)
  • ISDS 3115 Introduction to Operations Management (3 Cr)
  • MGT 3200 Principles of Management (3 Cr)
  • MKT 3401 Principles of Marketing (3 Cr)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • BLAW 3201 Business Law (3 Cr)
  • ECON 4630 Introduction to Econometrics (3 Cr)
  • ECON 4720 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 Cr)
  • POLI 2057 Introduction to International Politics (3 Cr)
  • General Education course - Humanities ( Cr3)
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • ECON 4520 International Trade (3 Cr)
  • ECON 4631 Econometric Methods (3 Cr)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3 Cr)
  • International Business Requirement (3 Cr) 6
  • Elective (3 Cr) 5
  • Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

  • ECON 4550 International Finance (3 Cr)
  • ECON 4633 Time Series Data Analysis (3 Cr)
  • MGT 3830 Strategic Management (3 Cr)
  • International Business Requirement ( 3 Cr)6
  • Elective (3 Cr) 5
  • Total Semester Hours: 15
  • 120 Total Sem. Hrs.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $45,000 
  • Tuition $29,800 
  • Housing $8,800
  • Dining $4,400 
  • Other $2,000

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