RMIT University and Hinrich Foundation launch Vietnam’s first Master of Global Trade

RMIT University and Hinrich Foundation launch Vietnam’s first Master of Global Trade

RMIT University and the Hinrich Foundation announced the launch of Vietnam’s first-ever Master of Global Trade at RMIT’s Saigon South campus, to develop the next generation of global trade leaders.

The introduction of disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence, IoT, automation, and robotisation has contributed to the transformation of global trade, which requires highly-skilled labour.

Global trade expert and newly appointed lecturer for RMIT’s Master of Global Trade Stephen Olsen said agility and innovation were key to success in the global trade space.

“In order to succeed using a sustainable model in a complex, fast-changing and knowledge-intensive environment, companies in trade should become more agile and innovative with human resources [to ensure they] can deal with constant disruption,” Mr Olsen said.

RMIT University’s Master of Global Trade lecturer and Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson (pictured left) said trade companies needed to be agile and innovative with a highly-skilled labour force in order to succed in the transforming global trade industry. RMIT University’s Master of Global Trade lecturer and Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson (pictured left) said trade companies needed to be agile and innovative with a highly-skilled labour force in order to succed in the transforming global trade industry.

RMIT Master of Global Trade Program Manager Dr Steve Clarke shared the same view, reiterating the importance of human resources in tackling the constantly changing landscape in global trade.

“Firms must adjust their approaches to production, distribution and risk management. For that, they need uniquely trained talent with an understanding of trade, geopolitics, risk analysis, financial management and sustainability,” Dr Clarke said.

RMIT University’s Master of Global Trade Program Manager Dr Steve Clarke said the demand for uniquely trained talent with an understanding of trade, geopolitics, risk analysis, financial management and sustainability was currently not being adequately met. RMIT University’s Master of Global Trade Program Manager Dr Steve Clarke said the demand for uniquely trained talent with an understanding of trade, geopolitics, risk analysis, financial management and sustainability was currently not being adequately met.

The 15-month program was developed by RMIT University in partnership with the Hinrich Foundation after trade employers expressed a gap in the market for employees with the right skillset to tackle global trade.

RMIT University and the Hinrich Foundation collaborated with 20 leading employers including Avery Dennison, Siemens Healthcare, Samsung, Nestle, VF Corp, QV Seafoods, Talentnet and HSBC to ensure the Master of Global Trade was built to create future trade leaders in Vietnam.

19 February 2020

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