The Department of International Trade was established in 1963 in order to adapt to the nation’s economic development and cultivate students with specialized knowledge in commercial affairs in general and in international commercial affairs in particular. In the early stage, classes were only taught in the evenings. In 1965 the Department was reorganized and started to offer classes in both day and evening divisions, with each division enrolling two classes of students per year. In 1982, the Department was expanded to enroll three classes for both the day and evening divisions. Courses offered at that time were mainly concerned with theories, policies, and practices that are related to economics, marketing, finance, and foreign trade.
The graduate program on international business was set up in 1992 which offers the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA). The MBA program, aimed at training middle to high ranking managers for multinational enterprises, provides education and research facilities that are intensive and specialized in the following four areas: international business management, international marketing, international financial management and planning, and international investment decision making.