Curriculum - RMIT Master of Global Trade

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This international postgraduate degree in Global trade was developed in partnership with the Hinrich Foundation & a wide range of industry partners. Having a practical curriculum means that it meets the needs of industry & equips you with the skills to handle complex challenges in the global trade system.

Warrick Cleine - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG Vietnam and Cambodia

RMIT is bringing the absolute best of the international and local together. This is not the sort of topic that can be studied in isolation from abroad. It’s important that you have local content, knowledge and experience while also getting the international exposure that will come from interacting with your classmates, the academics at RMIT and industry experts.

Warrick Cleine

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
KPMG Vietnam and Cambodia

First Semester

Global Trade

Understand the relationship between economics, trade and monetary policy in the context of globalisation. Learn about the institutions of international trade. Apply the concepts of comparative advantage, absolute advantage and strategic development as you enter new markets or build on existing strategies.

Sales and Cross-cultural Negotiation

Learn about the complexity of cross-cultural relationships and examine how global diversity impacts your organisation. Develop critical competencies to succeed in selling and negotiating with different people, utilising tools to minimise misunderstandings, maximise leverage and execute negotiation strategies.

Global Market Entry Strategies

Learn to research, evaluate and formulate foreign-market entry strategies. Build your cross-functional capabilities and international perspectives in performing country, regional, industry and firm analyses. Execute a market entry strategy while considering economic, social and environmental factors.
Second Semester

Business Data Analytics

Learn the methodologies and tools to identify, research and analyse business problems in the digital era. Discover how to gather useful data from various sources and implement descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to analyse data.

International Logistics

Explore the changing nature of international logistics with a focus on global sourcing and trade, the strategic importance of outsourcing, transport and logistical infrastructure facilities and processes. Examine the trade regulatory environment and its impact on logistical issues.

Managing Technology and Innovation Strategy

Develop the capabilities required for executive leadership in managing technology and innovation. Learn how to: apply strategic innovation and technology management to promote sustainable business performance; develop solutions to enhance decision making; and lead and manage innovation at an executive level.
Third Semester

Business Operations Management

Develop the knowledge, digital skills and ethics to manage business operations in an internationally competitive environment. Apply new skills across business functions in a digital simulation and in creating a business operations strategy.

Leadership and Ethics

Examine the practice of ethical leadership through analysing leadership styles in a range of organisational settings. This course equips you to identify and reflect on your own capabilities and development needs as an ethical leader.

Managing Across Cultures

Explore the issues involved in managing in different cultural and institutional environments. Examine the challenges facing international managers. Develop global understanding and global management skills within the context of cultural, organisational and situational environments.
Fourth Semester

Business and Economic Analysis

Develop your ability to analyse and use economic logic and data to inform a modern managerial approach to business decision making. Investigate external environmental factors that affect business performance, such as macroeconomic trends and government policy.

International Strategy

Understand strategic analysis and different viewpoints on issues that concern an organisation as a whole while taking an international perspective. Create a strategic plan that recognises the importance of involving staff in the strategy process.

Global Business Consulting

This capstone course provides a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience focusing on how to effectively design, research and manage a business consulting project that meets a client’s needs in an international environment. Explore global business problems and opportunities in cross-border markets, and present recommendations to a real client.

Take advantage of RMIT’s vast library resources to help you in your studies

50,000 hardcopy books

spanning a range of genres from business management to finance, marketing, science, art, and classic and contemporary novels.

500,000 ebooks

shared by RMIT in Melbourne, can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

100,000 journals

from the world’s leading databases such as Passport (Euromonitor), ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest) and Business Source Complete (EBSCO).

Master of Global Trade Curriculum - RMIT University