Updated on Sep 21, 2022 08:45 IST
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Shruti GargSenior Executive

Import & export courses give foundation to a career in international markets and trade. The programme teaches candidates regarding product development, payments, financial processes, documentations, international business etc. The rapid growth of international trade has opened enormous opportunities for qualified and skilled professionals to administer the import & export process. Candidates after pursuing the course are inducted in global firms in domains like pricing, sourcing, costing, export market research, distribution, freight marketing, export finance, documentation and foreign exchange. Candidates find opportunities in companies like Reliance Industries, Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, Tata Motors etc as Export Manager, Import Manager, International Logistics Supply Manager. The average salary of an Export Sales Manager is Rs 6 lakh per year.

Import & Export Eligibility Criteria & Entrance Exams

  • For undergraduate and diploma courses, candidates must have passed 10+2 with 50% marks (40% to 45% for reserved category candidates).
  • The eligibility criteria for postgraduate courses in import & export is graduation or equivalent from a recognised university with 50% marks in aggregate.

Required Skillsets

To pursue this course, candidates must have the following skillsets.

Required Skillsets

Leadership qualities

Knowledge about the international business

Logical thinking

Analytical Ability

Communication Skills

Management Skills

Import & Export Entrance Exams 

Few institutes in India offers Import & Export courses in Import & Export courses. Some institutes conduct their own entrance exams to while some do not have entrance exams. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) offers admission to full-time MBA (International Business) based on written test, essay write-up, group discussions and interviews. The institute also provides a certificate programme in export-import management. Admission to this course is offered on the basis of the candidate’s performance in a personal interview.

Indian Institute of Export and Import Management (IIEIM) also conducts an entrance exam to offer admission to candidates for its two-year masters programme in International programme The institute also offers one-year Diploma in Export-Import Management (DEIM) programme, admission to this programme is offered based on candidates’ educational qualification, work experience and academic excellence. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning offers direct admission to candidates to its Post Graduate Diploma in Export and Import Management based on the eligibility criteria - a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised university.

Import & Export Courses

Candidates can either pursue a full-time MBA/PGDM (as a specialization), one-year diploma programme, distance courses or certification courses in import & export. The average fee structure for these courses is given below.


Average Fees

Certificate programme

INR 75,000

Diploma course

INR 5000 to INR 30,000


INR 7 lakh

Distance programme

INR 30,000/-

Import & Export syllabus

The syllabus of import & export varies as per the programme. Diploma level course in import & export is divided into two semesters. MBA/PGDM course is divided into four semesters. Import & export syllabus of any programme is designed in such a manner so that it teaches the candidates the basic aspects of the course. Given below are a few main subjects taught in Import and export courses:

Import & Export subjects

EXIM policy framework

International business environment

International supply chain management

Export-import regulations

Risk-management in export & import

Export-Import promotional schemes in India

International marketing

Banking Transactions

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Import & Export: Scope, Job Profiles & Salary

Several highly rewarding job opportunities have opened up for candidates trained in import & export. Sectors that offer ample scope to candidates in import & export includes trading houses, export departments, development authorities and commodity boards, marine insurance companies, export processing zones, export promotion councils and export-oriented units. Profiles that are offered to candidates are export manager, import manager, export sales manager  etc

Job Profiles

Average salary offered (per annum)

Export Manager

INR 6 lakh and above

Import Manager

INR 4 lakh and above

International supplies Logistic Manager

INR 5 lakh and above

Export Sales Manager

INR 6 lakh and above

Import & Export Top Companies

After completion of import & export courses, candidates find opportunities in private companies and PSUs. Listed below are top import & export companies that provide job opportunities to candidates in various profiles and domains.

Top companies

Reliance Industries

Oil & Natural Gas

Indian Oil

Coal India

Tata Motors

Tata Steel

Bharat Petroleum

Mahindra & Mahindra 



Bharat Heavy Electricals

Steel Authority of India

Mahindra & Mahindra

Sun Pharma


Popular Import & Export Colleges in India

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Popular Private Import & Export Colleges in India

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Popular Import & Export UG Courses in India

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Popular Import & Export PG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Import & Export PG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these PG Courses by clicking the links below.

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