MA in International Trade

Prepare for a multinational and cross-cultural career focusing on the evolving patterns and politics of international trade and investment, the locational strategies of international businesses and the social and environmental impact of these activities.

The Department of Geography helps you customize your International Trade education with high-impact experiential learning and extracurricular activities to develop the skills that employers demand. We introduce you to new professional networks in the industries and organizations that interest you the most.

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Be Career Ready

Employers often cite the skills profile of applicants as the most important factor in their recruitment and job offer decisions. 

Here is how we help you develop 10 critical skills for leaders in international trade:

How much can you earn?

Bar graph, Salary: $152,000 high, $82,000 average base salary, $47,000 low .

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2017), the median annual wage for management analysts was $82,450. The highest 10% earned more than $152,000.

What career is in your future?


* Trade Policy Analyst
* International Development Specialist
* Trade Compliance Officer
* Logistics Planner
* Community Relations Manager
* Environmental Consultant
* Transportation Analyst
* Sustainability Planning Specialist
* International Market Analyst
* Customs Broker
* Market Research Analyst

International Trade Alumni

In addition to those mentioned in the examples above, here are a few more International Trade alumni who are making a difference in their profession and their communities. They're looking forward to helping you expand your professional network.

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