The International Trade and Finance program studies the changing world of business, the markets globalization, the integration of economies and interrelations between trade and financial flows, through the three main areas of knowledge: Theory and politics of commerce, management the international commerce and finances.
The program studies the trade policies in all its approaches, from the implementation of its instruments to the impact assessment, the evaluation of the interests that affect its design and implementation, and the identification of opportunities that will benefit the development of the economies. Subject to study are the instruments that allow impacting the foreign trade of the countries, the foundations of the political economy and the trade policy models. While at the same time we try to introduce the study of the chain of value, the effects of the market structure in production, the microeconomic analysis of companies and their role in the aggregated production.
The program approaches from a management standpoint the companies, processes and policies aimed to improve their competitiveness in global markets, within the framework of the country trade openness. Issues such as Border Management, physical distribution and logistics both for international goods and services are analyzed in an applied manner. In this manner, the students will acquire the skills to plan, manage, administer operations and take decisions related to cost, time and quality.
At the same time, the process of globalization of the markets demands from the new professionals, the knowledge about financial matters that allow them to address issues such as portfolio selection, assets valuation, hedging instruments, the microstructure of markets, corporate finances, management accountability and projects evaluation. By doing so the program introduces topics such as risk management, investment portfolio, hedging and uncertainty. The study of the corporate finances is approached as fundamental matter for the consolidation of a industrial sector that may boost the country from the international trade point of view.