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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.

Rank University School Program Country
1

Arizona State University

Thunderbird School of Global Management Master of Global Management United States
2

Victoria University of Wellington

- Master of International Trade New Zealand
3

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Nanyang Business School Professional MBA (International Trading) Singapore
4

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Carlson School of Management Full-Time MBA United States
5

University of Cambridge

Judge Business School Global Executive MBA United Kingdom
6

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA Anderson School of Management MBA United States
7=

Carnegie Mellon University

Tepper School of Business Part-Time Online MBA United States
7=

City, University of London

Bayes Business School International Business MSc United Kingdom
7=

Stanford University

Graduate School of Business Stanford MBA United States
10

KEDGE Business School

- MSc International Business France

 

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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.

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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.

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Trade education resources for students

We provide a range of educational resources to help develop the next generation of global trade leaders. These include:

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.

Trade expert consultative committee

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METHODOLOGY

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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