i need your help

@yanstill (1491)
China
July 29, 2007 12:39am CST
several days ago my young sister passed her college entrance exams,and her major is 'international economy and trade'. i don't know much about this major,and can you give me some advice on this,any kind is okay.actually i even don't know what specific question to ask,so any idea is okay.i just want to know something about it. i am not sure if the name of that major is right translated,it is about trade,and international. thank you for your time and reply. :) best wishes.
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@angelicEmu (1311)
29 Jul 07
Well, what subjects are involved in this course will probably depend on which University she's going to. But I'm guessing that she'll be looking at business, different economic policies of countries (how the politics of different countries affects their trading with other countries), import and export taxing, and possibly how international trade can strengthen or weaken a country's economy. If you're interested in finding out more about her course (I could be completely wrong with these ideas!), you could try looking on the College's website. They might have details of the course she's been accepted on! All the best, and congratulations to your sister :-)
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@yanstill (1491)
• China
30 Jul 07
actually i dont like majors that are related to business.thank god i didnt choose this myself.lol,i logged in the website of her university,really,she has to learn politics,and account,and something about trade.lol,your idea is absolutely right.thank you for your good advice.happy every day.
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30 Jul 07
Wow - I'm glad I was right about the course! Like you, I wouldn't have liked to take a business-based University course. In the UK, we have more and more University courses which are about different specific jobs such as Media Studies, Business Management and other things. These aren't really Business Courses like the one your sister is taking, though. In my opinion, a University undergraduate degree should be about one specific subject, which can then be applied to a range of different jobs (except Law and Medicine degrees of course). I think that people who study how to work in the Media or how to be a manager are missing out, as these skills should be developed over time with experience, building on the background of the knowledge the person has gained in their degree. But I'm just old-fashioned in my opinions about education!! I think that your sister's course is very different to this sort of modern UK course - it sounds like a combination of quite difficult elements, and it will probably be very useful to give her an understanding of the big picture of how businesses work and the different factors which can make an impact on the business and different countries. I think that she'll be able to have a really positive influence on the growth of capitalism in China, and she'll be a real asset to whichever company she works for, or even working for the Chinese government (I think that this course could be applied equally to business and politics!). I know what you mean about that not being the course for you though - everyone has different skills and different personalities, and that's what enriches and keeps a balance in societies, I think!
@yanstill (1491)
• China
2 Sep 07
:) my sister's going to school next week,wish her good luck. haven't seen you for a long time,hope you well with your new work.
@yanjiaren (9050)
10 Aug 07
Wow congrsatulations..You are a great nation fullof very intelligent people..China is the Land of scholars!! I haven't studied this majormyself at Uni level but did economics as an entrance exam subject..but would probably include Global economy and intereaction and effects on different nations and maybe the effects of Globalization on a local scale and hoow it might affect local economies..just my two cents that is how we studied it..there were a lot of geopolitical nuances and as you know politics and economics are twins lol, one cannot go without the other.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
11 Aug 07
politics and economics are twins,lol,impressive,i will tell my mei mei to learn them well,no matter she likes it or not.
@subathra (3519)
• India
30 Jul 07
As of my knowledge its a nice subject which deals with current affairs.You have got it right..its about the world trade matters and economy.Ask her to read newspapers regularly so that she can keep a track with current affair dealings.
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@yanstill (1491)
• China
11 Aug 07
read newspapers regularly,that's a good idea.thank you Subathra.:)
• Hong Kong
27 Aug 07
first thank for your join in .my english is poor. but, i want to help you. my major is 'business '.i learnd more about economy and trade.i think your sister` major is very good. you shoud beliver her
@yanstill (1491)
• China
2 Sep 07
thank you. :) and i believe you too.
@mengyuan (46)
• China
1 Aug 07
I major in Logisitic management,but i have learning international economy and trade this term.international economy and trade is about the trade between internation,how to do bussiness with foreign country,how to open L/C,and so on.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
10 Aug 07
what is L/C? i have a general idea now about this major.thank you. :)
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 07
Hi yanstill, Glad to know that your younger sister had passed her college entrance exams recently. Congratulation for her initial achievement. Sorry that I don’t have much idea how her major really is. I roughly know that it is mainly related to the mutual trade, economic, finance... governed by international trade rules. As trade is approaching globalization, international economy and trade will become more dominant and important in time to come. English is one of the main international languages. To master the language of course will give much advantage in her study. You could get further information about international economy and trade by surfing net.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
30 Jul 07
thank you Lkbooi,you gave me useful information. search online is really a good idea,lol,how did i forget that way? i think my younger sister likes it,because she likes language,she said she wanted to learn another language,:)i hope she has the right choice.
@youless (86466)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Jul 07
Congratulations! Since your sister is already mainjor in this subject, then you have to regard it as a very good one. It seems it's still a popular subject and I think it's good for female students to mainjor it. Because after that at least she will look for an office job. I think this subject needs a very good English ability. So no matter what, it'll be benefit for her to look for a good job in the future.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
30 Jul 07
thank you.:) it is popular,hope she can find her dream job when she graduate.
@dimaks (786)
• Japan
29 Jul 07
from my simple understanding and idea, international economy and trade refers to international affairs involving the movement of many things such as products, manpower, resources and expertise as part of the economic activity. for all of the examples, there is an internal economies of scale involved. like, how big or small or to what extent a country would send certain type of products for international trade? my cents of ideas.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
30 Jul 07
you gave me very specific details.thank you. i think her major is like what you said,international trade,i only hope she will like it. thank you again for your comment.have a good day.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Jul 07
After graduation maybe she could apply as economist in a trading company or any multinational company ..or in stock exchange...her course deals with trade which means buying and selling of local and imported products or whatever...deals also with market demands and etc..