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International Trade Rankings Consultative Committee

The Hinrich Foundation has partnered with university ranking expert QS to evaluate and rank graduate programs in the area of international trade. The International Trade Rankings was developed to enable students to identify the right programs to accelerate their trade careers, help employers to recruit talent from top trade programs and support universities to enhance the teaching of global trade for better graduate outcomes.

To ensure the relevancy of the ranking criteria, the Foundation elicited input from a panel of trade professionals and graduate-level professors of practice with decades of experience working across global trade value chains.

Among key recommendations are that a quality trade curriculum includes courses on cross-border trade, trade policy, trade logistics, international trade finance and cross-cultural leadership. Other requirements to enhance graduate outcomes include courses taught by professors with rich industry experience, plus strong industry engagement and innovative teaching approaches.

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Dr Gael McDonald

Professor Emeritus Global Development Portfolio, RMIT University

Gareth Brooks

Managing Director, VF Asia

Alex Capri

Fellow, National University of Singapore

Dr Steve Clarke

Professor, RMIT University

Zoe Dodge

Country Manager (Vietnam), Allbirds

Dr Ludovic Highman

Senior Lecturer - Management Strategy & Organization, University of Bath

Merle A. Hinrich

Founder, Global Sources Founder & Chairman, Hinrich Foundation

Girish Menon

VP – Asia Pacific, VF Corp

Alan Ng

Country Head of Business Banking, HSBC

Van Nguyen

VP–Apparel Sourcing, adidas

Dr Neale O’Connor

Professor, Edith Cowan University

Stephen Olson

Former Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Helmut Schwarting

Managing Director, Markant Trading

Dr Arthur Shelley

Founder and CEO of Intelligent Answers Producer of Creative Melbourne

Dr Lynne Sprugel

Founder, Abuzz Global Academy Int'l

Dr Paul Thurman

Professor of Management and Analytics, Columbia University