Online Bachelor of Science in International Trade

Launch your global business and policy career with a Bachelor of Science in international trade from Arizona State University. In the program, you’ll learn about disruptive technologies such as AI, IoT and blockchain, global supply chains, cross-cultural negotiation and more. You’ll graduate with transdisciplinary management acumen and insights into business, political and cultural practices around the world.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/08/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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Learn to manage international trade

In an increasingly interconnected and competitive world economy, it’s vital to understand business, leadership and management in a global context. When you earn an international trade bachelor’s degree, you’ll learn how global trade and finance influence business, the public sector and world markets. You’ll also develop a digital global mindset and future-ready skills, including:

  • Communicating and negotiating across cultures.
  • Employing data-driving decision making and problem solving.
  • Improving the flow of goods across borders.
  • Leading and managing global economic dynamics.
  • Optimizing global supply chains.
  • Utilizing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.
  • Understanding how global business and public policy intersect.

What can I do with a degree in international trade?

 

Going beyond managing the exchange of goods and services from one country to another, this program prepares you to lead global organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Upon graduating, you can pursue roles ranging from maximizing an international enterprise’s supply chain operations to managing international government relations.

Additionally, an international business degree gives you the management and business expertise needed to pursue a global career, allowing you to work and live abroad.

How does an international trade degree compare to an international business degree?

 

While there may be overlapping topics, an international trade degree program differs from an international business degree online. An international business degree encompasses a broad overview of many business topics in a global context.

By comparison, an international trade degree program allows you to deepen your knowledge about global trade in relation to transnational business and public policy. Courses focus on quantitative skills, so this program may be an ideal fit if you have a technical background.

Does ASU Online offer a master’s in international trade?

 

No. However, this bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master’s degrees include:

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

International trade courses

In your courses, you’ll learn about global management, big data, international trade agreements, global risk assessment and management, supply chain management and more. This program culminates with a capstone course, in which you’ll work with an international organization to deliver recommendations for their future global strategy. Courses may include:


TGM 312: Big Data in the Global Economy


TGM 101: Principles of Global Management (G)


TGM 200: Principles of Accounting for Global Organizations


TGM 204: Principles of Marketing for Global Organizations


TGM 300: Principles of Finance for Global Organizations


TGM 310: Supply Chain Operations for Global Organizations


TGM 353: Regional Management Environment (G)


TGM 391: Global Business and Professional Development Skills


International trade degree jobs

As a graduate with an international trade bachelor’s degree, you’ll bring transferable skills to the job market, such as analyzing foreign markets, reading financial statements and developing data-driven country, regional or global marketing plans. You can pursue a wide range of roles from commodities broker and international banker to trade analyst and public policy analyst. Other career opportunities include, but aren’t limited to:

Compliance Manager


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $128,620

Distribution Center Manager


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $98,560

Freight Forwarder


Growth: 9.7 %
Salary: $46,860

Investment Fund Manager


Growth: 16.0 %
Salary: $139,790

Logistics Analyst


Growth: 18.3 %
Salary: $77,520

Purchasing Manager


Growth: 4.4 %
Salary: $131,350

Regulatory Affairs Manager


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $128,620

Sales Manager


Growth: 4.0 %
Salary: $130,600

Supply Chain Manager


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $98,560

Learn international business from leaders in the industry

Our school consists of more than 30 full-time faculty and nearly 50 adjunct faculty who teach the same courses in-person and online, meaning you’ll receive the same high-quality education no matter where you are in the world. Our faculty members have strong leadership experience within the academic and professional worlds. Many of our adjunct faculty work full-time in prestigious leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit arenas.

Learn international business from leaders in the industry

Our school consists of more than 30 full-time faculty and nearly 50 adjunct faculty who teach the same courses in-person and online, meaning you’ll receive the same high-quality education no matter where you are in the world. Our faculty members have strong leadership experience within the academic and professional worlds. Many of our adjunct faculty work full-time in prestigious leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit arenas.

How to apply

I am a future

You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Join one of the best schools for global business

ASU is a global university that is committed to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also received accolades from other prestigious organizations, showcasing our commitment to excellence across all disciplines.

#1


in the world for international trade programs, according to the QS International Trade Rankings, 2023.

#1


master’s in management, according to Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal.

#1


in innovation for 9 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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