Global Trade Management (MS) - Accelerated Online Program

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The Master of Science in Global Trade Management degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a 30 credit-hour program. This program designed to train professionals to connect across national borders, create global partnerships and improve supply chain resilience. It is targeted at emerging professionals pursuing career advancement in the supply chain management sector and mid to senior-level professionals seeking additional training and knowledge to meet the fast-changing global commerce and supply chain management landscape. This degree is grounded within the context of a broader understanding of the global and cultural implications and the sustainability challenges of a shifting world. 

Those who complete this program will also be awarded a Certificate of International Sustainability Management. The program is certified by Quality Matters for high quality course delivery.

Throughout the curriculum, students will learn sustainable methods of planning raw material & products to improve customer service levels while reducing inventory, moving raw material and products internationally, understand how globalization impacts business operations, examine the law governing international sales and minimize the risks inherent in global commerce. Courses such as Global Procurement, International Supply Chain Management, and  International Trade are just some of the topics graduates will master after completing the program.

Fully accredited by AACSB International, the MS in Global Trade Management program from UTRGV gives students the training and knowledge to work effectively with professionals from different cultural backgrounds and expand their global mindset and systems skills with a diverse curriculum full of relevant and innovative sustainable global commerce strategies.

This program is only offered in an accelerated format and is 100% online.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the graduate program, prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission to UT Rio Grande Valley, as well as the other requirements listed below:

  1. Undergrad GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours.
  2. GMAT Exam or the GRE Exam.

A waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement will be granted to applicants who show proof of one of the following:

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4 point scale.
  • At least five years of relevant work experience.
  • Professional certifications in customs and brokerage related programs.

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at

Progression Requirements

Three C Rule

A student who earns three C’s in the MS in Global Trade Management Program will be placed on suspension and is ineligible to continue. The student may appeal the suspension to the MSGTM Committee.

"F" Rule

A student who receives a grade of F will be automatically dismissed from the MS in Global Trade Management Program. The student may appeal the dismissal from the MS in Global Trade Management Program to the MSGTM Committee.

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 30 Hours

BLAW 6331International Commerce Law


INTB 6304International Business


INTB 6306Global Procurement


INTB 6308International Trade


INTB 6313International Supply Chain Management


INTB 6322International Import Export


INTB 6323Global Leadership Theory


INTB 6393Cross-Border Data Flow and Digital Innovation


INTB 6312Global Inventory Analytics with SAP


INTB 6332U.S Customs Law and Border Regulations


Total Credit Hours: 30