International trade

International business is our priority! If you'd like to add value to your linguistic expertise, join our professional training program, which leads to careers in import-export, purchasing, international logistics, international marketing and financial management.
District de Pudong, Shanghai
District de Pudong, Shanghai © DR‎

Inalco's International Business program has been in existence since 1970, and its originality lies in closely combining a dual curriculum in economics and international business techniques on the one hand, and Oriental language and culture on the other.

The program offers a Bachelor's degree, an institutional diploma "Diplôme professionnel commerce international et langue orientale" and a professional Master's degree. Since 2010, the Master 2 Management and International Trade has been open to sandwich courses with the support of CFA FORMASUP, and since 2021 the Master 1 has also been open to apprenticeships. This means that our students can complete their entire Master's degree on a sandwich course. 
Why choose our program? Because it's the only one to combine a high degree of competence in international business with linguistic and economic expertise in markets reputed to be difficult to access, while developing rare language skills.

Plaquette de présentation de la filière Commerce international (2.63 MB, .pdf)

Training courses

Inalco's"International Commerce" stream offers two national diplomas (accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research) and one institutional diploma: the LLCER (Foreign and Regional Languages, Literatures and Civilizations) International Commerce degree, the Master's in Management and International Commerce and the Institutional Diploma in International Commerce and Oriental Language (CILO).

The teaching team is reinforced by tenured lecturers from other Inalco branches and departments (International Relations, Chinese, Hindi, Russian, etc.) and other lecturers from within and outside the COMUE Alliance Sorbonne Paris Cité (ASPC).

The team is completed by professional lecturers recruited for their teaching and professional skills in the fields covered by the diploma. They are company directors, sales executives, trainers, consultants, etc., and have solid experience in the field, which they pass on to the students. Occasional guest speakers reinforce the team through testimonials, roundtables, exchange sessions with the professional world organized with partner organizations (notably the French Foreign Trade Advisors).

Department administration

Director: Michel BLANCHARD
Deputy director: Claire THUMELIN
Director of studies: Khadija BAYOUD

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