MC278 - Master of Global Trade

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Plan: MC278VH - Master of Global Trade
Campus: RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Global Trade
Award abbreviation: MGlobalTr
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: RMIT Vietnam, Hanoi Campus
Owning school: School of Business and Management (830H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 080311
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Global Trade is educating the next generation of leadership talent in the trade sector in Asia.

The Master of Global Trade has been developed in collaboration with the Hinrich Foundation and with key industry partners. The shared goal for the Master of Global Trade are to respond to skill needs in the sector by developing an engaging trade focused curriculum and authentic educational experience.

Supporting the notion that trade is the primary driver of economic development, delivering higher standards of living to the citizens of all countries that participate in the trade ecosystem, the Master of Global Trade provides emerging managers with the opportunity to acquire contemporary business knowledge and skills to promote sustainable global trade in the region.

Utilising face to face, online, and industry-based undertakings students will be involved in a variety of activities, which may include webinars, discussion forums, simulations, individual and team presentations, preparing industry partner consulting projects and other experiential activities. The program also offers extensive networking opportunities and a pathway for career advancement for graduates.

The Master of Global Trade consists of a Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Global Trade and a further four courses to achieve the Master of Global Trade, thereby providing flexible study options. The program emphasises the development of capabilities to engage in real world issues in the international trade sector. This program provides a range of authentic learning experiences which will allow students to develop a contextual macro understanding of global trade, build skills in the areas of trade facilitation, enhance managerial leadership and cross-cultural management, and to provide demonstrated evidence of learning applications.

The capstone course, BUSM2495 Global Business Consulting, will provide students with the opportunity to actively engage in an industry related problem and thereby promoting the integration, synthesis and application of a range of knowledge and skills gained in the program leading to work readiness.

Successful completion of the program will provide recent graduates and emerging managers with the opportunity to acquire contemporary business knowledge and skills to promote sustainable global trade. The Master of Global Trade has been developed to inspire, educate, grow and lead those intending to take up leadership roles in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. This program develops knowledge and skills which will enable graduates to actively contribute to the development of sustainable trade notably in the Asia region. The program also enables graduates to possibly join professional bodies, such as, Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) and Hinrich Alumni Association.

The Master of Global Trade graduates will possess a global outlook that is a highly desired factor by employers in both Vietnam and overseas. They are expected to stand in the pioneer group of the sector to manage cross border exchange operations in government, private corporations, import and export businesses, and research organisations.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University's Credit Policy. Applicants who have completed studies or have partially completed a similar program at another institution (with entry criteria similar to this program) may be accepted with some credits or exemptions being granted towards this program.

Articulation arrangements between RMIT University programs enable students upon graduating from RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher-level qualification will be honoured.

The Master of Global Trade courses will all be accepted as credits in each of the RMIT graduate programs including Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), and Master of International Business (MIB).

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Entrance requirements

The MC278VH Master of Global Trade program is no longer offered to new students.

Minimum Academic Requirements:

  • For applicants who have a prior AQF 7 qualification or equivalent in a cognate business discipline, GPA of 1 (out of 4) are typically admitted directly into the Master’s qualification and are exempted from the 4 enabling courses, and complete 12 out of the 16 courses (1.5 years).

  • For applicants who have an AQF 7 qualification or equivalent in any discipline (not business) or those who do not have an AQF 7 qualification or equivalent but have relevant work experience, they are admitted into the Graduate Certificate and complete 4 courses and pathway into the Masters to complete a further 8 courses (0.5 years for the Grad Cert & 1.0 year for the Masters = 1.5 years in total).

Minimum English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (no band below 6.0) or equivalent, which may include:

  • Successful completion of RMIT Vietnam English Advanced Level
  • TOEFL Paper based 580 (TWE 4.5); TOEFL Internet based 79 (minimum 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing);
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58 (no communication band less than 50)

For RMIT international English entry requirements, please view

Note: TOEFL and IELTS are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are only recognised for one year from the course completion date.

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is not accredited by a professional body. However, some professional bodies offer qualification recognition post-graduation on a case by case basis. Students and/or graduates should contact the professional body of interest directly to seek advice on recognition of their program.

The table below lists the professional bodies who may offer membership to students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional Body Membership and Opportunities

Institute of Managers and Leaders [IML]


Hinrich Alumni Association
  • Students may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow (depending on experience)
  • Graduates may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow (depending on experience)
  • Upon completion of the Master of Global Trade students will be eligible for membership and benefits of the Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association
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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University Vietnam you may access the services, facilities and study space provided by the RMIT Vietnam Library. You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

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