As the global economy becomes increasingly interconnected, the international rules governing trade, finance, business, and development are becoming more important. The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in International Trade and Investment Policy (ITIP) is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the appropriate foundations to study the issues at the heart of the global economic system. Students combine core coursework in economics, political science, and quantitative analysis with courses in the fields of international economic policy, finance, international business, or economic development, as well as foreign-language proficiency. With this solid background, ITIP students find careers in a wide variety of corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, consulting companies, and NGOs.
Is this program for you?
ITIP is ideal for students seeking a comprehensive exposure to the economic skills required in policymaking or business administration. The program’s core curriculum provides students the necessary foundation to study more advanced economic policy, and the diverse concentrations allow ITIP students to customize the program to meet their own unique professional goals and intellectual interests. Classes meet in the evenings to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals or to encourage students to pursue daytime internships in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.