Global Rankings of International Trade Master's Programs
The QS International Trade Rankings help students to identify programs that will secure them employment and accelerate their trade careers, enable companies to hire work-ready talent, and provide universities with comparability, recognition and the means to enhance their global trade programs.
Arizona State University
|Thunderbird School of Global Management||Master of Global Management||United States|
Victoria University of Wellington
|-||Master of International Trade||New Zealand|
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
|Nanyang Business School||Professional MBA (International Trading)||Singapore|
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
|Carlson School of Management||Full-Time MBA||United States|
University of Cambridge
|Judge Business School||Global Executive MBA||United Kingdom|
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
|UCLA Anderson School of Management||MBA||United States|
Carnegie Mellon University
|Tepper School of Business||Part-Time Online MBA||United States|
City, University of London
|Bayes Business School||International Business MSc||United Kingdom|
|Graduate School of Business||Stanford MBA||United States|
KEDGE Business School
|-||MSc International Business||France|
Career opportunities in global trade
Careers across the global trade value chain offer exciting opportunities for leaders who have an international perspective and embrace lifelong learning.
This infographic highlights a holistic overview of the jobs in global trade that are in highest demand and which career path would push your salary scale well over $200,000 per year.
Find out also about the trade volume growth rate by region and start planning your next step today.
Pathways to Successful Careers in Trade
Looking for inspiration to start your trade career or take it to the next level? We’ve gathered stories and insights from professionals across a range of sectors and career stages. To learn from their experience, click on the button below.
Trade education resources for students
We provide a range of educational resources to help develop the next generation of global trade leaders. These include:
- Discussion guides on the economic, social, and geopolitical dynamics driving global trade.
- Curated reading lists on critical areas of global trade
- Analyses and summaries of trade-related research reports
- Scholarship to leading trade-related graduate programs around the world
For more information, watch the short video.
Trade expert consultative committee
To ensure the relevancy of the ranking criteria, we elicited input from a panel of trade professionals and graduate-level professors of practice with decades of experience working across global trade value chains.
The Rankings include master's programs offering curricula with courses in; cross-border trade, trade policy, logistics and supply chain management, trade finance, and cross-cultural leadership.
Additionally, the Rankings evaluate graduate outcomes, industry engagement, innovative teaching, flexible program delivery, reputation and research. For further details, visit QS International Trade Rankings methodology.
For further insight, download the white paper: Recognizing and Advancing Outcomes in Global Trade Education by Professor Emeritus Dr Gael McDonald.
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International Trade Rankings in the news
Select global coverage on the International Trade Rankings 2023
QS Insights magazine captures Hinrich Foundation Academic Ambassador’s insights on employers urgent need for talent from world-class international trade master’s programs.
QS Insights magazine presents a high-level look at the methodology behind the unique International Trade Rankings by QS Commercial Lead, Kesh Patel.
Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management issues a jubilant news release celebrating its #1 rank in the International Trade Rankings.
Australia is home to nine graduate programs on the International Trade Rankings 2023. Highest-ranked among them was the University of Melbourne Business School. Read their news release about taking the top spot amid their fellow Oz-based schools.
Global Atlanta presents a piece highlighting Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business’ MBA program ranking #48 in the International Trade Rankings first edition.
Skill Outlook presents the 15 India-based universities listed on the of QS International Trade Rankings 2023 – including the nation’s highest-ranking school, GITAM University.
The Nation (Pakistan) highlights that the Lahore School of Economics' MBA program has been featured as one of the top 200 schools and programs in the world for international trade