Foreign Trade

12/11/2014 Career


India, a big transforming country in the world, encourages every country to
do business with it. With the globalization of Indian economy, more and more
MNCs coming to India and more and more Indian companies are going for joint
ventures abroad. This has resulted enormous scope for foreign trade
professional to find jobs. Many MNCs are attracted towards India�s
liberalized economic policies. Hence, an education in the field of foreign
trade holds an elite place in India.

Consequently, a need for skilled personnel in the stream of international
trade is increasing rapidly. Moreover, global career opportunities are also
abundant for those pursuing courses in foreign trade and international


Most of the universities offer education in international businesses and
foreign trade at post graduate level, but still universities like Jamia do
offer Bachelor of International Business and Finance (BIBF) at undergraduate
level too. Generally for undergraduate courses, the eligibility is 10+2 with
50% marks and for Masters in International Business and foreign trade, the
aspirant must be at least a graduate preferably in commerce. Students are
selected through entrance examination. Besides most institutes conducts
their own tests followed by group discussion and personal interview.

Skills & Attributes

Ability to handle pressure, ability to handle deadlines, excellent
communication skills in addition to leadership skills are necessary to be an
effective manager in this field.

Job Prospects

With India, playing a significant role in international business scenario &
tremendous expansion in trade activities, the, job opportunities are plenty
in this field. Professionals are employed in buying houses; export units and
the international departments of multinational companies across all levels.
There is a great demand for Indian professionals. Besides, there is always
good scope for those who desire to launch their own export units, but they
are advised to gain enough experience before going for such a venture. For
those desirous of securing government jobs, there are enormous employment
opportunities in regulatory bodies like the STC and the MMTC too.


Over the years, the status of specialized professionals in the field of
foreign trade has become very lucrative. Depending on one�s qualification
and experience, one can expect to be paid well in this hot career option. As
a trainee, one can start with a salary of Rs.8000-Rs.10000. one can command
a higher salary as the experiences raises, Generally MNCs and private
companies pay higher.


National Institute of Export Management,

Contact Information

AG, Anandraj Villa, 7, Second Canal Cross Road,

Gandhinagar, Adyar, Chennai- 600 020,

Phone : 044- 24401521, 044- 24422438

Email :

Website :

Indian Institute of Materials Management

Contact Information

Plot Nos. 102 & 104, Sector - 15, Institutional Area

CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai � 400614

Phone : (022) 2756 5741 (D) 2757 1022

Fax : 2756 5592

Website :

Indian Institute of International Business

Contact Information

No: 21, Kumaran Nagar Main Road,

Anna Nagar East, Chennai. 600102

Phone : 9444837393, 444755051, 09387614866

E-Mail :

Website :

Indian Institute of Commerce and Trade

Contact Information

Sapt-Rishi, 5/28 Vikas Nagar


Phone : +91-522-2766456, 0522-6545285, 9415101772

E-mail :

Website :

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

Contact Information

IIFT Bhawan,

B-21, Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi

Phone : +91-11-26965124, 91-11-26965051

Fax : +91-1126853956

Website :

Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai

Contact Information

E-2 MIDC Area, Andheri East,

Post Box No. 9432, Mumbai � 400093

Phone : 91-022-28219803 / 28219469 / 28216751, 28254631

Fax : 28375302, 28328178

Email :

Website :

S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

Contact Information

Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri West,

Mumbai - 400 058, India.

Tel: +91-22-2623 7454 / 0396 / 2401

Fax : +91-22-26237042

Email :

Website :

Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune

Contact Information

Symbiosis Infotech Campus,

Plot No. 15, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park,

MIDC, Hinjewadi,

Pune - 411 057


Phone : 020- 22934314 / 17 / 18 / 19

Fax : 020- 22934316

E-Mail :

Website :

The Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University

Delhi School of Economics

University of Delhi

Delhi 110007, India

Phone : ( 011) 2766 7540, (011) 2766 7725 Ext. 1531

Fax : +91-11-2766 7159

E-Mail :

Website :

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM A)

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM C)

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM B)

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM L)

XLRI - Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur

ISB - Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

FMS - Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi

Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM I)

Indian Institute of Management, Calicut (IIM K - Kozhikode)

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (JBIMS)

S. P. Jain Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (SPJIMR)

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Mumbai (Bombay)

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon (MDI)

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (NMIMS)

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIM B)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune (SIBM)

Symbiosis Center for Management & Human Resources Development, Pune (SCMHRD)

Institute of Management & Technology, Ghaziabad (IMT)

International Management Institute, Delhi (IMI)

Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy (BIM)

Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi (IIFT)

T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal (TAPMI)

Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai (LIBA)

Institute of Management Development Research, Pune (IMDR)

Jamia Millia University, New Delhi.

Hamdard University, New Delhi.

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