Master of Global Trade

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Application Deadlines

5 February

08 October (or until the program is full)


RMIT Saigon South


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Develop expertise on the global trading system, understand the international challenges and opportunities facing your organisation and connect with global leaders in trade in this new master’s program.

The curriculum for the Master of Global Trade has been developed in partnership with the Hinrich Foundation and a wide range of industry partners, including HSBC, KPMG, Samsung and Nestle. This involvement ensures that the program is up to date with global realities in the rapidly-changing area of trade and is highly practical for working professionals.

With real-world case studies and authentic learning experiences provided by our industry partners, the program is ideal for middle-management professionals who want to apply what they learn in class directly into their trade-related roles.

Whether they are crafting policy in government agencies, overseeing trade import and export balances in private companies or connecting brands through global supply chains, your fellow students will be professionals who are working at the forefront of trade in the Asia-Pacific.

In class, you will learn from trade experts who bring a wealth of academic and industry experience from across the world.

Master of Global Trade

Prepare yourself for a career in leadership at the forefront of the global trading system.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Global Trade
  • Sales and Cross-cultural Negotiation
  • Global Market Entry Strategies

Semester 2

  • Business Data Analytics 
  • International Logistics
  • Managing Technology and Innovation

Semester 3

  • Business Operations Management
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Managing Across Cultures

Semester 4

  • Business and Economic analysis
  • International Strategy
  • Global Business Consulting

Learning, teaching and assessment

A customised calendar, with 12 courses delivered over 15 months, makes it easier to balance full-time work with study. Each course is conducted over one month and includes four intensive days on campus.

RMIT’s postgraduate faculty consists of dedicated full-time academics and visiting professors with extensive global experience across the corporate, government and academic sectors.

We provide a facilitated learning approach with business mentoring support, case studies and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses that contextualise your learning. You will work in teams and benefit from the additional insight and understanding that come from interaction with classmates who have similar aspirations but come from a diverse range of disciplinary and personal backgrounds.

Ongoing assessment throughout the program includes assignments, research, case study analysis and group presentations.


The range of program learning outcomes addressed in the program greatly enhances graduate recognition and mobility.

In this program, students will actively engage in the policy framework, technology infrastructure and operational mechanisms for developing sustainable global trade.

On the successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse and contrast contemporary issues, arguments, theories and practice within the context of a rapidly changing global trade environment.
  2. Engage and utilise analytical tools in order to develop innovative solutions to current complex global transactions.
  3. Critically analyse leadership capacity and technology proficiency, identify and explain legal, ethical, social, economic and environmental implications to a variety of audiences. 
  4. Conduct and manage business and trade activities across borders, cultures and communities ethically, sustainably and by utilising digital and communication technologies.
  5. Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills, including collaboration, critical thinking, persuasive communication (oral, written) and consulting, in a range of contexts.
  6. Apply and integrate theories studied in the program within authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) contexts and industry settings.
  7. Apply research principles and authentic methods to global trade challenges and solutions, and make reasoned judgments about contemporary global business practices.

Career prospects

This program is ideal for middle-management professionals who want to pursue leadership positions in trade-related industries such as:

  • agriculture
  • apparel and footwear
  • automotive
  • business services
  • consumer retail
  • communication services
  • electronics
  • energy services
  • food and beverage
  • furniture and homeware
  • hospitality
  • logistics and shipping
  • machinery and equipment
  • pharmaceuticals
  • sourcing


Students can choose between standard tuition fee or fixed fee program. Payments are made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

 Standard tuition fee (12 courses)

USD (indicative)



 *Fixed tuition fee (12 courses)

USD (indicative)

(*) This option allows students in the first semester to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period. The fixed-fee option guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations.

  1. RMIT Vietnam has three semesters per year. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment.
  2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND) by semester.
  3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  4. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.

Discount on Tuition Fees

Family discount: Siblings, spouses or parents of a current or past student of RMIT Vietnam are eligible for a 5% discount on tuition fees.

Alumni discount: Graduates of RMIT undergraduate or postgraduate programs, or of any Australian universities, are eligible for a 10% discount.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed:

* The bachelor degree must be deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, and must be completed within the last 10 years to the program commencement date.

** Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

If you do not meet the above minimum academic requirements, please contact us for alternative pathways.

English requirements

Successfully completed RMIT English Advanced or one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (no band below 6.0);
  • TOEFL Paper-Based test 580 (Test of Written English 4.5);
  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test 79 (minimum 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing);
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58 (no communication band below 50).
  • RMIT Bachelor degree or a postgraduate qualification within the past five years
  • A bachelor degree or a postgraduate qualification within the past five years in an English-speaking country listed here.

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

Note: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

How to apply

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2. Check your eligibility

3. Prepare your documents

4. Submit your application