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Hinrich Foundation welcomes students from 24 leading companies to the Master of Global Trade second intake

Published 09 November 2020

Hinrich Foundation releases a case study titled "Transforming trade education: A case exemplar of industry engagement" outlining a proven pathway for collaboration for talent development in trade

The RMIT University and Hinrich Foundation welcomed the second intake of the Master of Global Trade program of 29 students representing eight nationalities with an average of 12 years’ work experience. Together with 24 Employer Partners, including Samsung, KPMG, Intel, VF Corp, Guardian, Vinamilk and Nestle, among others, the Hinrich Foundation awarded Global Trade Leader scholarships to 27 students.

The Hinrich Foundation also released a case study titled “Transforming trade education: A case exemplar of industry engagement. This serves as a guide for companies across global trade value chains to work with universities for specific, practical talent development similar to what is offered by the Master of Global Trade program. It is available for download here.

Welcoming its first students in March this year, the Master of Global Trade has led to a significant shift in how industry and academia work together to enhance human capacity in the export trade sector.

MGT Intake 2 Scholar Group Picture
The RMIT University and Hinrich Foundation welcomed the second intake of the Master of Global Trade program of 29 students representing eight nationalities with an average of 12 years’ work experience
There is an urgent need among trade employers like us to attract, retain and develop the next generation of leaders for our businesses. We see participation in the Master of Global Trade as an excellent way for us to equip our high-potential employees with the skills needed to succeed in the global trade sector.
Warrick Cleine - CEO of KPMG Vietnam and Cambodia
The second intake of the Master of Global Trade underscores a further strengthening of ties between trade employers including Fortune 500 corporations, multinational organizations, and small and medium-sized enterprises, and RMIT and the Hinrich Foundation. Our common objective is to develop the leadership talent to make business – and trade – more sustainable today and well into the future.
Alex Boome - Program Director of the Hinrich Foundation
We are impressed with the caliber and diversity of Employer Partners and students engaged in the Master of Global Trade from intake to intake. These students will be better prepared to tackle the complex challenges facing global trade.
Professor Mathews Nkhoma - RMIT University's Dean of School of Business & Management

Developed by employers, for employers

The Master of Global Trade was developed by employers, for employers, to build the essential talent required to grow businesses sustainably in an increasingly uncertain environment. The 12 courses of one month duration are delivered over a 15-month period via blended learning, allowing for full-time work while studying. The Hinrich Foundation funds and offers co-branded scholarships for the Employer Partners to develop their leadership talent.

The Master of Global Trade faculty is comprised of full-time academics and visiting professors with extensive global trade experience across global value chains. Students will earn an internationally recognized Master of Global Trade degree conferred by RMIT University Australia upon completing graduate courses:

  • Global trade
  • Sales & Cross-cultural negotiation
  • Global market entry strategies
  • Business data analytics 
  • International logistics
  • Managing technology & innovation
  • Business operations management
  • Leadership & ethics
  • Managing across cultures
  • Business & economic analysis
  • International strategy
  • Global business consulting

Trade-related companies and students looking to develop their next-generation leadership talent are invited to contact

About the Hinrich Foundation

The Hinrich Foundation is an Asia based philanthropic organization that works to advance mutually beneficial and sustainable global trade. The foundation supports original research and education programs that build understanding and leadership in global trade. Its team of global trade experts and practitioners apply their deep knowledge and experience in trade, economics, policymaking and education to deliver the Foundation’s programs. The foundation is building a network of next-generation trade leaders by partnering with universities and corporations across global value chains.

About RMIT University

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.

Founded in 1887, RMIT is a multi-sector global university with more than 94,000 students and 12,000 staff. RMIT provides students with a high-quality education preparing them for life and work in a global economy.

As the largest offshore campus in Asia, RMIT Vietnam has three locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang. With more than 8,000 students and 700 staff, the University has produced more than 14,600 alumni. This year, RMIT celebrates its 20-year anniversary in Vietnam.

Within four months of graduation, 93 per cent of RMIT Vietnam students are in full time employment.

Media contacts

Hinrich Foundation       

Berenice Voets, Director of Public Affairs & Policy | +852 9081 8210

RMIT University                

Tran Huynh Nha Tran, External Communications Manager | +84 9033 95118

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