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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

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

Stanford University

Graduate School of Business Stanford MBA United States

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.

Visit our dedicated Trade Careers page to access descriptions and data relating to a range of jobs in global trade, as well as a collection of career path stories from successful trade professionals.

Careers in Trade

Trade education resources for students

We provide free content to aid in your studies, including articles, white papers, discussion guides, podcasts and reading lists contemporary issues effecting global trade.

For Students Page

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

Meet the experts


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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