The Foreign Trade University has more than 60 year experiences of teaching the subjects under international economics field such as International Economic Relations, International Trade Policy, International Investment, Technology Transfer, International Payment, Financial and Monetary theory.

In line with Vietnam’s economic reform, since 1993, subjects such as microeconomics and macroeconomics have been introduced and taught for FTU’s students. International Economics is a discipline that equips students with knowledge related to international trade, international finance and international investment through theoretical background, policy and economic analysis skills. With the aim of promoting the international economics to an independent training major, separating from the traditional business field of FTU, on January 1st, 2009, Department of Economics was established on the basis of inheriting and enhancing the long-standing teaching experience in international economics field of FTU, separated from the School of Economics and International Business. Subsequently, since September 1st, 2009, the Department of Economics officially became the Faculty of International Economics (FIE).

FIE has a mission to educate and train high-quality human resources in economics serving human needs for national socio-economic development, with special focus on the working environment in the context of international integration. To fulfill such mission, FIE will equip students with solid theoretical knowledge, qualitative and quantitative analysis skills, and proficient foreign language abilities to work effectively.

As expertise in economics, the mission of FIE is also to conduct research, cooperation and exchange with institutes of research and training at home and abroad, bring research results into practical application in socio-economic conditions of Vietnam. The faculty members regularly carry out research projects at the state level and at ministerial level; research projects funded by foreign countries such as Canada, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Australia; research and consultancy contracts of international organizations such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Development Program and the European Communities.